Have you ever wondered what marks you out more than anything else? You might think it’s your face. But it’s not. It’s your voice.
Have you ever wondered …
Yeah, that’s right it’s me, the bloke from Speak Easy
Ah you recognized my voice
Of course. It’s our voices that best represent us. They’re instantly recognizable.
Yes, your voice has to suit the meaning of the words you are using. Obviously, if you say something funny, your voice should sound happy; exactly, if you say something sad, your voice must sound more serious. It’s kind of obvious really.
Yeah, use your voice to generate the emotion appropriate to what you’re saying. Uhuh, the listener must sense that it is what you really think. If you fail, you will sound fake and, that’s right, unconvincing.
And above all, don’t always use the same tone of voice. If you don’t vary your tone, rhythm and volume, nobody will enjoy listening to you.
Of course you can learn to use your voice well. It doesn’t require too much effort and you can find hundreds of situations in which to practise. When talking to your friends, family for example or, if you’re a bit shy and prefer an uncritical audience, your pet!
Ah sorry, I must leave you now … yes I was just telling my dog a about my new boss … sorry bye.
Well, as I was saying, apparently his bark is much worse than his bite, first impressions are awful but actually he’s … not really so bad.