Public speaking exercises are essential for good clear diction.

Public speaking exercises are a must for everybody who is delivering a speech, whether is is a prepared speech or an impromptu speech

Public speaking exercises are usually applied right from the beginning within classes. Training and classes are usually given by qualified speech and drama teachers.

Public speaking exercises include relaxation and breathing exercises. These are vital so that the speaker can deliver the speeches with confidence and projection.

Projection is really the most important exercise (apart from mouth exercises ) for delivering a speech.

For a projection exercise, the student can try cupping the hands together, taking a deep breath and speakint, trying an exercise such as Mr Jones please come here, then taking a deeper breath and calling Mr Jones please come here, and so on, and progressing till the last sentence would be very loud and voluble. This exercise should be practice daily.

Relaxation exercises and a variety of breathing exercises will be demonstrated by the teacher or trainer.  Such as the student can pretend to be a very hard brick of frozen butter. Boiling sun is introduced and the students can pretend to be melting in the sun, relaxing shoulders, spine, body, legs, etc. It is a fun exercise.

Voice and mouth exercises will be introduced. Sounding out vowels, such as A E I O U, shaping the lips, projecting and many alliterative exercises such as she sells sea shells on the sea shore.

Mouth exercises can be pretending to have a large piece of chewing gum in the mouth and chewing and chewing, feeling all the parts of the mouth move.

Resonance exercises are applied by the students licking lips, taking a deep breath, and humming. Humming is a very good exercise . Hum in the car, hum in the shower, and hum when you are happy.

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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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