Elocution Speeches can be whatever topic the speaker decides to speak about.

Elocution speeches clearly have to be prepared extensively.  Research is so important to be able to deliver excellent elocution speech.

Elocution speeches is something that the speaker has to really immerse him or herself in.  No one can simply stand up in front of a crowd and deliver a beautifully prepared eloquent speech without any preparation.

Research today is so much easier to do, as we can simply turn to the Internet and on Google find out everything about the  topic.  No more does one have to go to the city library or school library to do research. At the click of a button, the lucky speaker has all the knowledge he or she could ever need.

Once all the knowledge has been processed and compiled into a speech, then, and only then can the speaker start the real preparation.

Elocution speeches can be funny, convincing, debatable or serious. Clearly the voices have to fit the speeches. For instance , if the speaker is delivering a very serious topic, the voice must be sincere, convincing and very audible.

If elocution speeches are funny or light-hearted, the speaker has to deliver the speech in a slightly higher pitch and keep the voice much lighter in tone.

Various speech exercises have to be practiced with all types of speeches. One of the important exercises is to project voice. This is done by giving the student one line such as Mr Smith, please come here, then by taking in a breath, in a slightly louder voice Mr Smith, please come here, etc, till a comfortable range is reached by sounding out MR SMITH PLEASE COME HERE.

This takes practice. It is important to practice speech exercises daily to fevelop excellent diction and enunciation.


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Barbara Gillman
Principal Member Voice Perfect
A.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L.
(Trinity College, London)


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