1. When planning, write your script in the same voice as you would speak it. Many people fall into the trap of writing in a formal tone for the eye to read. When you’re speaking your tone is always less formal, your speech casual. Try to be natural and easy on the ear.
2. Use short sentences to make sure you don’t run out of breath when you are presenting.
3. Stress the key words. You can lengthen or shorten a word. You can play with the pitch of a word. You can make a word louder or softer. And you can pause ……
4. Always practice and revise your script. One of the best ways to check your script is to read it to someone, get their feedback, and make adjustments.
1. Have plenty of water on hand and make sure that you are well hydrated.
2. Wake up your body. Your voice reflects how the rest of your body is feeling. Try doing some exercises like swinging your arms, gently stretching your jaw and massaging your face.
3. Warm up your voice by doing a series of vocal exercises.
And speak out loud before going on air so you know exactly how you sound.
4. Practice into a camera, microphone or directly into your smartphone. Record and replay to get used to how you sound or look. The more you practice in this way, the more relaxed and confident you will feel when it comes time to perform.
1. Sound like you mean it. If you don’t sound like you’re interested in the subject you’re audience won’t be either.
2. Make sure you maintain good posture when performing whether you’re sitting in a chair or standing up. Try to remember that piece of string pulling the crown of your head up to the roof.
3. Don’t forget to breathe as you would in normal speech. Take a full breath at a full stop and a half breath at a comma or pause. If you have marked out our script with instructions, don’t forget to follow them.
4. Keep a smile in your voice when the news is good and try to project your voice a metre (3 feet) in front of you to add some power and authority to your performance.
Most importantly, enjoy every minute!