Whether you’re presenting in a meeting, standing up on stage in front of a conference or having a virtual coffee with your boss, you’re using your voice. As most of us have been speaking since we were toddlers we sometimes take our voices for granted and don’t recognise them as the incredible tools that they are. And like all tools, there are ways we can improve performance. Continue reading “Slow down, sit up and smile: tips from a voice actor”
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A masterclass of powerful speaking – Hari Patience-Davies analyses Oprah Winfrey’s 2018 speech at the Golden Globes. Continue reading “Speech analysis: how Oprah Winfrey varies her speed of delivery”
Before you put pen to paper or start practicing openings in the mirror, it’s important to know what it is you want to achieve when giving a speech. Hari Patience-Davies explains how identifying your target will help you decide what content or data to include in your presentation. Continue reading “Name your aim – what are the practical and emotional targets you want to hit?”