You may have heard the famous rule 55% body language, 38% tone, 7% words?
This was based on a study done in 1967 by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a Professor of Psychology at UCLA. Whether these statistics are truly correct today, is debatable.
Of course, everyone would agree, presentations are definitely improved by the confidence of the presenter, vocal tonality, melody, pace, pauses, understanding key words to emphasize points, great body language and appropriate hand movements.
Clearly, if someone is boring and soft spoken, a lot of their message will be lost because the audience may not be paying attention.
If a presenters voice is annoying, they have persistant repetitive manerisms or they appear nervous, the audience will be more focused on these annoyances than the content of the presentation or speech.
Let me know your opinion. What is more important? The content of your speech/presentation or your delivery?
If you lack confidence as a speaker or are unsure if your voice is interesting enough to captivate your listeners, you can improve.
CONTACT Lisa today to discover the possibilities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR LISA HUGO
Lisa has always been fascinated by the voice and its capabilities. However it wasn’t until she encountered my own vocal difficulties and had to reassess my own techniques, that she began researching extensively on how the voice truly works. She has a certification in Vocal Disorders from the iCahn School of Medicine and is widely studied in the field of vocal production and presentation. She is passionate about assisting anyone and everyone discover the true potential of their voices.