7 W A Y S T O M A K E Y O U R V O I C E S O U N D
M O R E I N F L U E N T I A L
Talking rather from your chest will make your voice lower. Lower voices are associated with power and authority. True fact: people are more likely to vote for politicians with lower voices.
Put some warm melting chocolate kind of feeling on your voice. Make it sound rich and full of volume. High tonality sounds signalize threat and make us feel uncomfortable.
The prosody of speech determines the excitement or importance of your talk towards your listeners: if you speak in a very monotonous manner it´s hard for your audience to follow as it is not clear which part might me important. Another example is make every sentence sound like a question – how is anybody supposed to know where to put their attention to?
You can put weight on a certain point and emphasize a sentence by s l o w i n g r i g h t d o w n.
There is nothing wrong with a moment of silence. You don´t have to fill gaps with ehm and ah – just take a little break and breathe.
Pitches in talks often go along with pace and indicate arousal and excitement. Inevitable, that leads to a startled audience.
Similar to pitches, increasing the volume in a speech might leave people startled. On the other hand you can catch their attention by getting very quite for a moment.