The Florida Bar


December 31, 2019

Getting the tone and pace right. The way you deliver your speech will say a lot about you. If you speak too fast or too slow, it’s obvious that something’s wrong and you’re probably nervous. Try keeping a moderate pace. Speak clearly and in a conversational tone, which will make it easier to engage with the audience. Incorporating pauses and varying your volume will help naturally highlight certain parts of your speech, too, says Connecticut blogger and tutor, Ruth Kinloch.

See other lawyer speaking tips from Kinloch.