This article will discuss tips for improving your speaking voice, which will help you to command your audience and make you’re speaking a skill you can build on. You may be wondering why you should focus on improving your speaking voice, particularly since everyone’s speaking voice is slightly different.
You are more likely to be successful
If you are not fully confident in the way you speak, people will soon notice, and this will make you seem untrustworthy. When you have mastered your speaking voice, you will be easy to carry yourself as a confident professional.
You will become more appealing to employers. It’s no secret that many employers are looking for good communicators with excellent verbal and written skills.
If you have trouble making your ideas clear in your written work, it will show you will not be viewed as a good fit for the type of work they require. You will be able to hold a conversation with people who have different experiences, and you may learn from them.
This can sharpen your own experience, insight, and perspective and make you a better communicator in general.
There are also things you can do to improve your speaking voice.
Your speaking voice is made up of different pitches. The higher the pitch, the higher the voice.
The lower the pitch, the lower the voice. Think about all the pitches and ranges that you use when speaking.
When you begin to speak, your pitch rises gradually. When you are finished speaking, it falls gently.
Your pitch range covers most of your voice and can be described as a range from one to five—the lower the pitch, the lower the voice.
The higher the pitch, the higher the voice. The closer the vocal range, the easier it is for you to speak in a deep, resonant voice.
Pitches above the normal range will probably be too high, and too low will probably be too low. You may find it helpful to use a spectrograph to help you determine your vocal range.
If you are concerned about your speaking voice, you may be thinking that your voice sounds too young. An investigation of the vocal range shows that speaking voices that sound young have lower pitches and higher resonant tones.
This means that they resonate more and stay longer in the vocal tract. They also have a higher pitch.
If your voice has a higher pitch, this can create a higher-pitched voice which is a lot more youthful sounding. A higher-pitched voice is less distracting, as it will sound less nasal, and it will not have the same vibrating quality as a lower-pitched voice.
Think about how you can mix a high and a low pitch to sound appropriate for your voice.
Talk through your gaps
The gaps in your speech when you pause are a sign of your voice weaknesses. The gap between your words is called ‘gliding.’
It can often be a sign of a weak or empty voice. To increase the perceived width and the impression that your speech is full of meaning, you can practice increasing the space between your words.
You can do this by practicing using different sized pauses or creating something called a ‘pause gap.’
If you do not have a recording device, you can practice with a friend or use a voice changer on a computer. It can be a useful and fun way to practice speaking for the first time.
It will also encourage you to listen closely to how you speak so that you can see your actual vocal error patterns. Listen carefully to the range of pitch in your speech.
Is there a particular word that is the most prominent in your speech? Can you listen to the pattern of pitch variation as you speak and see how your vocal strength and projection vary from one word to the next?
Your social skills are important
People who are skilled at communicating have strong social skills, and they are very good at sharing what they know with other people. Having a clear and concise speaking voice is important, but it can be even more important to use your words well.
You may not be a gifted communicator by nature, but you can be a great communicator by training and practice.
Choose the right voice model based on the purpose you want your speaking voice to serve.
If you want to learn how to imitate a male voice, you might start by imitating a female voice model.
If you want to create a neutral, professional-sounding voice, try a slightly higher pitched voice.
If you want to sound dramatic and theatrical, go for a lower-pitched voice.
Remember, your voice model is not a copy. It’s a starting point for improving your speaking voice.
You can use a voice model to check and improve your speaking voice, but don’t let it be a substitute for developing your speaking skills.
In this article, I have discussed some of the factors that affect your speaking voice quality.
By paying attention to your voice, you can use it to express yourself more clearly and naturally.
Trying to improve your speaking voice will help you develop your public speaking skills, and you can find plenty of tips and advice online to help you improve your public speaking skills.
Be sure to add your voice to the conversation, and let us know what you think of this article in the comments.