Psychologists have determined we are five times more likely to be influenced by voice than the spoken word. Here are four ways you can use your voice to add color and meaning to what you say.
Pause: allows the audience to take in a key point
Pitch: keeps the audience interested
Pace: helps your audience stay on track
Project: ensures your voice will be heard in the back of the room
Think of your voice as an instrument you can use to keep your delivery interesting. Try changing your pace, pitch, and projection while rehearsing your speech - and don't forget to add pauses. Using them strategically will draw your audience in and keep them waiting for more.