Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1119943825
  • ISBN-13: 9781119943822
  • DDC: 808.5
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Find your voice, and communicate with confidence. Ever 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! Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies includes a CD with vocal exercises to help you communicate with confidence.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgements.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Introducing the Human Voice.
3: Having a Great Voice.
4: Exploring the Amazing Human Voice.
5: Getting to Know Your Own Voice.
6: Beginning with Voice Basics.
7: Discovering How to Breathe Well.
8: Rediscovering Relaxation.
9: Turning Sound into Speech.
10: Playing Your Instrument Well.
11: Exploring Volume and Speed.
12: Filling Your Speech with the Sounds of Music.
13: Expressing Yourself Fully with the Power of Resonance.
14: Uncovering Your Unique Voice.
15: Beating the Voice Gremlins.
16: Stopping Vocal Sabotage.
17: Putting the Accent on Accents.
18: Conquering Hesitation and Stuttering.
19: Engaging with a Broader Public.
20: Developing Your Public Voice.
21: Tuning in to Others.
22: Cultivating Your Professional Voice.
23: the Part of Tens.
24: Ten Ways to Sound More Authoritative.
25: Ten Ways to Speak with Charisma.
26: Ten Ways to Take Care of Your Voice.
27: Ten Inspiring Voices.
Resources for Further Developing Your Voice.
Audio Tracks.