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Speaker, Leader, Champion: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking, featuring the prize-winning speeches of Toastmasters World Champions by Ryan Avery, Jeremey Donovan

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CHAPTER 7

Mastering Verbal Delivery

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TIP 57: Amplify your natural, authentic voice.

Standing in front of tens, hundreds, or especially thousands of people, causes presenters to speak in a way that disconnects them from the emotional content of the actual words coming out of their mouths. Sometimes they can even sound somewhat muted and robotic. The best way to avoid these pitfalls is to amplify your natural delivery until you restore a natural manner of speaking.

Speaking loudly can be distracting in a small room. Conversely, presenters with softer voices are drowned out in a larger room. Although there is no perfect combination of vocal variety, ...

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