Change The Record, Up The Ante: The Power of Inflection

Change The Record, Up The Ante: The Power of Inflection

On the infamous occasion that the American Senator Strom Thurmond spoke on the floor of the US Senate for over twenty-four hours, he spoke in a quiet monotone throughout. Thurmond was seeking to prevent the passage of a civil rights bill, and needed to speak until the...
Why the Importance of Diction isn’t Fiction

Why the Importance of Diction isn’t Fiction

Diction in public speaking can be seen as a dirty word. “Diction” often conjures visions of finishing skills for young “ladies” in a P.G. Wodehouse novel, or of BBC news announcers between the World Wars. It sounds fusty, old-fashioned, even a...
Five Ways To Perfect Your Speaking Voice

Five Ways To Perfect Your Speaking Voice

Your voice is your greatest ally. We can focus a lot on the PowerPoint slides, or the hand gestures, or size of the audience … but a good voice can trump all these factors and make you the master of the room. There are a hundred different voice techniques out...

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