Your speaking voice is an important communication tool because it helps you deliver your message in the exact way you want. You can adjust your tone, pace, and pitch to add meaning to your words. Your speaking voice also helps retain your audience’s attention during your speech.
Your speaking voice impacts your speeches in different ways. For example, if you suddenly start speaking faster and in a louder voice while telling a story, the audience will understand it as excitement or a climax to your story. A slower and more hushed tone suggests a more serious or intimate scene.
Another way to use your speaking voice as a speaking tool is by employing your tone and pitch. You can say the same sentence multiple times, and each time it can mean different things. A higher pitch can also show excitement and nervousness, while a lower pitch suggests that you’re more confident and in control.« Back to Glossary Index