Have you ever paid attention to how a TEDtalk speaker typically articulates his/her consonant endings in words?
If you hear this speaker talk in a conversation, you might not hear the endings so easily. However, when up on stage, you’re more likely to hear the consonants in the middle and end of the key words. That is the words of information in a sentence.
Consonant Articulation Counts When It Comes to Presentations
The thing is, you want your listener(s) to process what you’re saying with ease. You want your ideas to be both heard and retained.
Unlike with reading, your audience doesn’t have time to review what they first didn’t understand. It’s your job as the speaker to help the audience.
There’s a famous voice trainer, the late Arthur Lessac, who once said that the consonants are the spine of spoken English. I love this analogy. Learn more about why…
Clear Speech Quick Tip #4 (of a 6-part series)
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