Often poor quality of speech makes people lose their ability to express themselves with confidence. As voice plays a key role in deciding how people react to you, the first step to improve the quality of speech is to cultivate voice impact.
The pitch should be neither too high nor too low. It should sound calm and natural. When people are relaxed and comfortable their voice has a lower pitch and they sound normal. So, to tackle the root of the pitch problem, you should aim at maintaining a relaxed calm attitude.
Many do not inhale properly before talking. Some exhale half their breath before talking. This takes out the strength from their voice. Practice proper breathing by sitting down comfortably with a straight back. Breathing exercises, if done regularly will not only enhance your lung power but also improves your thinking ability by increased oxygen supply to the brain.
Practise speaking at a lower pitch and at a slower pace, consciously breathing deep and slow. Read a passage and re-read it several times till you feel your voice flowing smoothly and at a pleasant pitch.
Pronounce each word properly. Avoid slurring or mumbling of words. Do pause at appropriate places – don’t just rush sentence after sentence pausing only to breathe. It will give an impression that you are very nervous.
Remember, your voice is best suited to you. Imitating someone else’s will sound unnatural and artificial. Also many sound unsure or unbelieving about what they are saying. This will erode the value of your suggestions and comments insignificantly. This aspect can be improved upon by developing confidence in oneself.
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