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Tone it Up: How to Use Your Voice for Powerful Effect

April 27, 2023

If the expression “it’s not what you say, but how you say it” resonates, you’ll want to check out this Toastmasters International article and companion podcast with vocal coach Jillian Mitchell. Tone refers to the quality of sounds you make, the color or timbre of your voice. With minimal effort, Mitchell says, you can befriend the sounds you make, and this essential step just may be the trump card that turns a good speech into a great one.

What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation

Great speakers recognize their weaknesses and strive to get better (whereas mediocre speakers often think they are better than they are!). The article from the Harvard Business Review is for those who are already comfortable with giving presentations — and may even be admired for their skills — but who, nonetheless, want to excel.

Use Your Camera to Communicate with Confidence Online

It can be difficult to get your point across during an online presentation in the same way as you would in person. In this episode of the Public Speaking with David Murray, Murray gives tips on camera usage and positioning to maximize your virtual presentations.