Many people believe that being a great speaker is all about having the right words at the right time but this is not the case at all. Any computer-generated voice can read the text and can be programmed to say certain words or phrases at certain times but no automated speaker will ever surpass what a well-trained person can do.
Why? What do they actually teach in speaker training? How is it more than just having the right words?
Let us figure out the answers to these questions together.
What you can learn through speaker training
We are not robots. People respond to us better when we just sound natural and let the conversation flow smoothly. When something is forced or over-rehearsed people know that it is not real and that it’s not our words doing the work.
The way we can shift the tone of our voices up and down and change the amount of pressure and volume with each word gives us an enormous range of possibilities that the written word does not have. It can convey meaning and emotion by the way we use it.
When someone is positive and upbeat, don’t we want to listen more? If we are enthusiastic about the topic we are speaking about, then that excitement can become contagious and pass on to those listening.
There is a personal quality that is hard to explain but possible to teach. It is the empathy and understanding that we put into our words. It is how we show that we truly care not just by what we say but by how we say it. This involves not just the volume of our projection but also the feeling that we infuse into each word.
Confidence and belief are clear for all to see. If a speaker truly believes in what he selling then it is easier for him to sell it. This is because people respond to our convictions. If we are not convinced about what we are saying then it will become hard for anyone to trust us.
Overall speaker training can turn you from a speech machine into a living breathing multi-faceted speaker who knows how to reach the audience and how to make the most of everything that they say and how they say it.