The connection that you make with your audience is what really sells your message. The writing supports and guides that connection, but the logic of the writing is only part of the story. You’re not only conveying a message, you’re conveying your character and emotion.
Your voice, the delivery, your character and the emotion, that’s where the message lives or dies. You want to be prepared, but also be yourself. Those are not mutually exclusive. That’s where I can help. Because sometimes you need a little help sounding like yourself in a stressful situation.
Vocal register, speech rate, breath support, voice pitch, intonation. Pausing, articulation, sentence stress, and rhythm — these are all measurable and adjustable. When adjusted, it may just mean the difference between simply being listened to and actually being heard. This is where speech science meets art.
Practice helps, and the right kind of practice helps even more. Even Obama practiced. I know, because I asked one of his speech writers.
Do you have a speech or a presentation coming up that you want to nail? Let’s do it.