How to speak in a more confident and loud voice

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Speak less to say more

Speak fewer words to power up your message. Brilliant public speakers use words economically to make an impact. Remove all ‘ums’ and unnecessary fillers. Respect your time and the time of your audience. Avoid hesitating unless you want the audience to reflect on some point.

Stick to your speech plan. Refrain from adding points on the fly. Speak on your desired topic only. Do not add extra examples and stay away from straying off course.

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Use Your Happy Hello

In the second part of our experiment, we took the voice recordings and asked our Science of People readers—like you—to rate the voices on likability. We had each participant play a clip and choose from one of three answers:

Can you guess which hello was rated as the most likable?

  • Happy Hello  
  • Sad Hello  
  • Angry Hello  
  • Power Posing
  • The Normal Hello  

There was a clear winner for likabilitythe most likable voice was the Happy Hello! We actually were surprised by this—we guessed the hello with the power pose would do best. Boy, were we wrong! Even the participant’s normal hello did better than the power-posing hello.

And the worst-rated hello? The angry hello—not surprising, but just another reason to control your anger.

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5 exercises, how to have a good voice

In order to discover how to have a good singing voice, every day you should do the following exercises:

  1. Take a dictating machine and read with a low, chest tone any texts, poems for half an hour.

    Moreover, you can express your thoughts, try to prove some arguments, record the conversation and then listen to it to correct yourself.

  2. Repeat various phrases in a quiet, loud voice, slowly and quickly, stressing different syllables and words.

    Try to find the tone which will sound the best possible way.

  3. Make an inhale and then pronounce every sound till you have enough air:

    [i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i]

    This sound belongs to the highest pitch and because of this fact you should start the exercise with it.

    [e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e]

    This sound influences the zones of a throat and neck.

    [a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a]

    [o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o]

    [u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u]

    The sounds [a], [o], [u] positively influence your chest.

  4. Set the burning candle 10 cm away from you and blow on it so that the flame bent but did not blow out.
  5. Another way how to have a good voice is to remember the dogs in summer.

    You must open your mouth, push your tongue out and breathe with your belly.

How to Become a Better Singer?

The most significant task is to fix this optimal tone and study how to speak from the chest resonant body every day.

In order to do it, you must work hard and improve the skills of communication with the help of the chest tone.

As a rule, to form any skill you usually need 21 days.

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