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Cultivating a Pleasant Speaking Voice

When teaching the art of recitation or rhetoric, we sometimes forget to teach one element essential for confident presentation: a pleasant, well-modulated speaking voice. A timid, squeaky, mumbling, or breathy voice is not only be tiring to use, but can be a social and business liability. Here are a few ideas for cultivating a pleasant, well-modulated speaking voice. Continue reading

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How to Read Poetry Aloud

The old-fashioned art of recitation has almost been lost, but I believe it’s one of the essential communication skills. Recitation not only improves elocution (the skill of clear, expressive speech), but also sharpens memory and deepens understanding of the work that … Continue reading

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