Reading out loud is a great way to warm up the voice and maintain good vocal skills. It’s a great way to develop your vocal control, expand your range and allow yourself the liberty of roleplaying the characters when storytelling.
Reading out loud will work your vocal endurance, clarity of speech, ability to sight-read, act and enjoy the whole experience.
As you read aloud, keep in mind you are a storyteller, so your reading should bring the story, or the scene you are describing, to life so the person listening, believes every word you say. Honesty and authenticity are also key.
When practising, playwith the characters in the books. Don’t read in your normal voice! Use a different voice to bring the character to life. Remember to be clear and specific with what you are saying. The meaning must not be lost because of your character choice.
How can this assist in my business discussions, meetings, presentations and speeches?
You will learn to use more melody and vocal variety. Your clarity of speech will improve. You will practise pacing and pausing in appropriate places. Your breathing will improve. You will learn to bring a story to life. This will, ultimately, help you to captivate and engage your audiences at all times.