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Learn to Speak Slowly

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Learn to Speak Slowly

Vocal Power - Toronto based Presentation Skills Training

 
Are you looking for speaking voice lessons in the Toronto area that will teach you how to speak slowly?
 
Vocal Power's Earl Sky specializes in teaching the art of public speaking through the development of the following presentation skills:
 
- confidence and passion for public speaking
- engaging the audience
- the importance of proper body language
- voice projection 
- proper breathing
- adding lib with ease and confidence
- adding humour and authority and much much ore!
 
Through Earl's variety of workshops and training programs anyone can become a better and more confident public speaker. 
 
 
Sign up today for one of Earl's training workshops and learn how to improve your presentation and public speaking skills.
 
 
Watch the video tutorial to learn some valuable tips and tricks that can help you speak slower during public speaking:
 
"Hi there and welcome to Vocal Power. I'm Earl Sky.
 
 Today I want to talk to you about how to slow down your speech when you're presenting.Now if you're nervous, obviously you're going to speed up your speech.
 
What happens?
 
Your audience doesn't understand you, and the most important thing is, they cannot digest what you're saying because you are speaking too quickly. 
 
1. Idea Phrasing.
 Learn to speak slowly
 
The best way to help you slow down your speech pattern is by speaking in ideas. Idea phrasing. 
For example, a good way to practice this is to grab some Shakespeare:
 
'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears"
 
Stop. Pause. Move on to the next one.
 
'I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them.The good, is often interred with their bones' 
 
So learn to speak in phrases, and stop. This forces you to stop. The idea behind this is, when you have to stand up and give your speech, you also will stop in the phrasing. 
 
So today I'm going to tell you a story. 
The weather outside could be warmer for this time of year, but unfortunately it's not. 
 
So learn to stop. If you have to use a script to read from. Write STOP. Put a stop sign at the end of the paragraph or the end of a sentence. This will help you slow down. 
 
2. Practice Proper Breathing
Learn to Speak Slowly
 
 Another way to slow down is to breathe. Commas, are there for a reason. Exclamation marks are there for a reason. 
 
STOP. BREATHE. Go on to the next thought. Go on to the next sentence.
 
So grab some prose, some poetry, some Shakespeare and practice this out loud. 
 
'Til next time, good speaking. I'm Earl Sky and that's Vocal Power for this week." 
 
 Were these tips on how to speak slowly helpful?
 
Would you like more information on the public speaking resources available to you through Vocal Power? 
 
 
 
 Or Register to a workshop or visit Vocal Power on-line today. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 comments
Level 3 (XP: 750)
12 months ago
Learn more about the training tips available through Vocal Power today!
Level 3 (XP: 750)
Remember to visit the Vocal Power website for more information about the courses available!
Level 3 (XP: 1000)
last year
vry helpful!
Level 11 (XP: 5350)
thanks for the info
Admin
Vocal Power
last year
Thank you for the positive comments.
Level 4 (XP: 1150)
definitely something every person who does regular presentations should take the time to learn! Awesome video!
Level 6 (XP: 2400)
last year
I cant stand when people who do not pace themselves when presenting. They don't speak slowly and feel the need to fit all their points into one sentence and end up sounding out of breath and out of sync....learning to speak slowly is definitely a necessary lesson to learn if one wishes to master public speaking.
Level 7 (XP: 2700)
last year
Awesome presentation skills tips, glad I came across this informative video. Thanks Earl!

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