Article Category: Flashback Friday

Volume and the Public Speaker: Be Heard and Be Effective (Flashback Friday #31)

On Fridays, we dip into the Six Minutes article archive in search of one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

Volume and the Public SpeakerThis week, we’re reaching back to August 2013 to learn strategies for using vocal volume to improve your speaking effectiveness.

No matter how large or small your audience is, and no matter how large or small your venue is, the rules for speech volume are always the same: you’ve got to be loud enough for everyone to hear you. Although this seems like common sense, I routinely encounter speakers who cannot be heard at the back of the room. Today’s article provides a series of tactics you can employ to achieve this first volume goal.

But that’s not where the volume journey ends! Once you can be heard, you’ve also got to use volume variations to be effective, and this is where many speakers fail to seize the opportunities. Today’s article provides guidance here too.

Read the full article, and share your wisdom about how your volume can help or hinder your presentation:


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