Why vocal variety energizes your talk—and how to achieve it

Implementing pace, power, pitch and pause will add vim and vigor to your presentation, stoking audience interest in your subject matter, and in you.

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Is it best to talk slowly or fast when giving a business presentation?

Is it best to talk loudly or softly when public speaking?

How about your pitch: low or high? How about no noise at all or talking continuously?

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The answer to all those questions is, “Yes.”

That’s right; audiences want it all. Too much of the same thing becomes boring, and your audience will quit listening to you.

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