public speaking Articles

If you want people to listen, speak with a deeper voice

Andrew Badham - 2018-10-18 08:43:24

The power of your voice is something I try to impress upon the folks in our classes. So much is said of appropriate body language and positioning in the room, yet – in my opinion – your voice is by far the more important factor. Your voice conveys how you feel about the subject matter of your discussion; it draws the listener’s attention to those parts you wish to highlight to them; it defines and represents you, the speaker, to the audience. Part of that representation is yo... Read more

To become a better speaker focus on intent

Andrew Badham - 2018-10-04 15:46:52

My high-scool, like many others, had a variety of inter-house events, both in sports and the arts. It was a privilege we were afforded that allowed almost every boy to excel in at least one activity. Of course, the sheer variety of events meant that not every house would have many boys talented in each, which was the scenario I found myself in my Matric year. I belonged to one of the smaller houses, and as such, I happened to be the only boy who took drama. So, the task of writing, directing... Read more

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