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Voice & speaking skills for dummies, by Judy Apps, (electronic resource)

Voice & speaking skills for dummies
Voice & speaking skills for dummies
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by Judy Apps
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Voice and speaking skills for dummies
Find your voice, and communicate with confidenceEver wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or standing in front of a classroom. Take a deep breath, relax those vocal cords, and make your speech sparkle!We're not all planning to become politi
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  • 302.2/242
  • 808.5
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Voice & speaking skills for dummies, by Judy Apps, (electronic resource)
Voice & speaking skills for dummies, by Judy Apps, (electronic resource)
  • Includes index
  • Getting the Best of All Worlds: In Praise of Accents
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  • Voice & Speaking Skills For Dummies┬«; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book is Organised; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Introducing the Human Voice; Chapter 1: Having a Great Voice; Trumpeting the Voice; Enjoying the Advantages of Speaking Well; Finding Out about Voice Coaching; Thinking About What You Want to Develop in Your Own Voice; Identifying Good Voices; Starting Out; Chapter 2: Exploring the Amazing Human Voice
  • Discovering the Power of VoicesHearing All the Sounds that Make Up Your Voice; Dispelling Voice Myths; Digging Deeper into How You React to Voices; Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Own Voice; Hearing What You Sound Like; Gathering Insights into Your Voice; Revealing Your Different Voices; Taking Stock; Preparing for Your Journey; Part II: Beginning with Voice Basics; Chapter 4: Discovering How to Breathe Well; Making a Sound: How Your Voice Works; Getting Started with Breathing; Breathing to Communicate; Play-Acting with Sound and Breathing; Chapter 5: Rediscovering Relaxation
  • Finding Freedom For a Fine SoundReadying Your Body to Speak; Standing Steady and Balanced; Going Deeper into Relaxation With Body and Mind; Blending Relaxation with Readiness: Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose; Chapter 6: Turning Sound into Speech; Making Your Voice Clearly Understood; Bringing Your Words to Life with Long Sounds; Adding Sparkle with Short Sounds; Part III: Playing Your Instrument Well; Chapter 7: Exploring Volume and Speed; Turning Up (and Down) the Volume; Finding the Best Speed; Chapter 8: Filling Your Speech with the Sounds of Music; Making Your Point Strongly
  • Getting into RhythmReviving the Ancient Art of Rhetoric; Enjoying the Silence; Chapter 9: Expressing Yourself Fully with the Power of Resonance; Beginning to Explore Resonance; Championing Your Chest Voice; Getting Excited about Your Head Resonance; Warming to Your Heart Voice; Going with Your Gut: Speaking with Gravitas and Authenticity; Understanding the Gatehouse of Your Voice: Your Throat; Using Your Whole Vocal Range; Chapter 10: Uncovering Your Unique Voice; Moving Beyond Technique; Playing Roles; Being Authentic; Trusting in the Moment; Having a Voice in the World
  • Part IV: Beating the Voice GremlinsChapter 11: Stopping Vocal Sabotage; Examining the Impact of Emotions on Your Voice; Fighting Fear through Movement; Pouring Calm on Squeakiness and Shrillness; Mitigating Mumbling; Controlling Gabbling and Jabbering; Untying Your Tongue; Loosening Heavy-handed Control; Letting Down the Mask of Control; Avoiding Droning On; Making Effort Easy; Sending Other Vocal Gremlins Packing; Matching Sound and Meaning; Chapter 12: Putting the Accent on Accents; Investigating Accents -- and Responding to What Really Matters; Changing Your Accent
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