Effective Presentation Skills: Using Vocal Energy to Excite Your Audience





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Published on Feb 26, 2009

Learn how vocal variety & intonation can help you be more engaging, create excitement for your topic and help your audience pay attention. Virtual communications coach Sheri Jeavons gives you tips for effective presentation skills that you will be able to immediately implement into your presentation style.


It's critical to demonstrate enthusiasm. People will see you as committed, engaged, and interesting. Your voice tells people that you are excited. You can't fake enthusiasm - it has to be authentic and from your heart.

There are a number of ways to incorporate Vocal Projection and Intonation into your presentation style:

1.Tell stories
2.Use Names
3.Relive an Experience

All of these effective communication techniques will help you demonstrate enthusiasm, which is critical to your overall success.

Next time you present, think of a story you can tell to personalize your message. On occasion, use people's names and call out to them while you are presenting. Ask questions that elicit emotion and intrigue. Remember, you set the tone. If you're excited, your audience will get excited with you. To get approval for your ideas and get people motivated, you have to tell and show them that you're excited.

This clip came from the Power Presentations DVD Series Volume 1: Master your Physical Presence. Visit http://www.power-presentations.com/dv... to purchase the complete DVD.

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