Talk 101

@SpeakingSchool

We can all become better speakers! I spent years as a speech therapist and happy to offer these classes! Private swell classroom code: 00UJ5T0C0O

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Speaking School Lesson 1 FINDING YOUR VOICE

How do you feel about talking ..about your voice ? What does it feel like to speak? To hear your own voice?

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GLOTTAL FRY - WHAT IS IT? WHY ARE WE USING IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO TO OUR VOICE?

Glottal Fry, what is it? Why are we hearing so much of it and how to get rid of it !

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CHANGE YOUR PITCH WHEN YOU SPEAK- IT NOT ONLY SOUNDS MORE INTERESTING BUT IT ADDS TO VOCAL  ENDURANCE!

Prosody, or changes in vocal pitch when we speak , is a great add on to a tired or boring voice ! Learn why !

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CONNECTING THE BREATH TO THE VOICE, SLOWING DOWN AND HOW MASK WEARING RELATES !

it all goes back to the breath and how a good supportive breath helps slow us down. Also masks muffle us !

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USING FILLERS WHEN WE SPEAK AND MORE ON SLOWING DOWN.

Today we consider the use of fillers in conversational speech, slowing down, & preparing for a conversation w/ n

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MORE ON SLOWING DOWN, TAKING BREATHS AND OPENING YOUR MOUTH !

Today - habits like speaking loudly, or too quickly or not taking a breath when needed - where did we learn them?

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OPEN YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU SPEAK!

Opening your mouth more when you speak gives you more resonance in the Oral cavity and can give you more volume !

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Identify a voice you love and what is resonance ?

When you ID a voice you are drawn to , see if you can name what you like about it. Also, what’s up with resonance?

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Don’t be afraid of stopping to take that breath! And pauses are A-OK!

if you find yourself rushing when you speak or swallowing your words at the end of a phrase- try breathing more!

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Breathing !! How important is a fully engaged breath in the voice ?

Think of the breath as the gasoline for the voice. Understanding the breath is integral to a strong and supple voice

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