Confidence, Voice, and More

One of the best ways to make sure your speech rocks is to evaluate your stage presence. Appearing confident takes more work than you would imagine. The best way to gain confidence is to really understand your topic! It has a huge influence on your stage presence because if you feel really well informed on what you’re speaking about, you will naturally come across as confident! So get to know your topic like the back of your hand and become the public speaking superhero you were born to be! It makes all the difference in the world! Another trouble spot for many people comes from an unlikely source your voice. Voice control is not exclusive to smart phones. In your speech, the last thing you want to do is talk too fast, too slow, yell at the audience, or whisper to them. Your voice is your calling card, so make sure you’re heard in the way you want to be! Use your voice wisely and pick moments that you want to emphasize. Mark places within your outline where you can take a breath. Remind yourself mentally to slow down. And most importantly, smile! It can completely change your state of mind and alleviate nerves that could be affecting your speed and volume. For these tips and more, please visit: https://newcollege.asu.edu/call

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