Prepared by: Ruby Angela d. O. Pena
The raw sound produced when the surging
air from the lungs vibrates the vocal cords
in the throat.
1. Audibility – the voice should be loud
enough to be heard.
2. Pleasantness – it should be pleasing to
3. Clarity – it is clear and distinct enough
to be understood.
4. Flexibility – it has ready capability for
modification or change.
5. Fluency – it is articulate and effortless.
Being comfortable with your voice.
NOTE: A relaxed throat and jaw make for
effortless and smooth speech.
Relaxation foster calmer spirit, improves
voice, and promises better thinking.
Avoid fear, fatigue and undue strain.
1. Open your mouth wide. Yawn and
stretch. Then, shake rag-doll fashion in
2. Roll your head slowly in a wide lazy
circle. Left to right, then right to left.
Slowly. Shrug your shoulders till they
feel at ease.
3. Take a deep breath. Inhale through the
nose and exhale through the mouth.
4. Stretch your lips, articulate and warm up
5. Kick your feet, touch your toes, wiggle
your arms, move your hands like an
octopus, whirl to relax your body.
6. Observe correct posture.
Bad posture is an uncomfortable sight to
Your posture should be free from all
peculiarities or mannerisms.
Good posture is the arrangement of the
bones and muscles which puts the body in
perfect alignment so that the various
parts of the body fall naturally into place.
It suggests health.
It makes you look great.
It conditions a pleasing voice.
It is one of the finest exercises you can
It eases fatigue and tension.
The principal muscle involved in
breathing is the diaphragm.
It controls the power and steadiness of
In good speech, what counts is not how
much air is inhaled but how you control
the out-going air to sustain the tones for
1. The breath should come easily with no
apparent effort. There should be no
strain, either in taking its full breath or
in consciously controlling outlet.
2. The rhythm of breathing must conform
to the rhythm of speech.
3. Both the mouth and the nasal passages
are used in breathing during speech.
4. Frequent sips of air should be taken
when pausing between phrases so that the
breathing does not become blatant and
shortness of breath does not occur.
5. There must be proper control of
exhalation so that tones have sufficient
6. Loud tones are given considerable
pressure in exhalation; soft low tones are
allowed very little pressure.
7. Proper posture, characterized by ease
contributes much to effective voice
The power of a voice comes from projection
rather than mere volume.
Projection may be related to loudness but it
is not all loudness.
It depends on three things: the force of your
breath, clarity of articulation and the
muscular energy with which you form your
Poor projection derives from nervousness or
inattentiveness as when you do not look at
your audience and you do not know how far
you should project your voice.
Is the process of directing the voice to a
specific target using it creatively and
adequately by adapting the attributes of
voice and the concomitants of speech to the
1. Direct your voice with controlled vocal
force through proper breath
2. Make your voice sound as if you are
sincerely alert of your thoughts and
3. Use your body, especially your face to
show this interest in communicating
with your listener.
4. Develop greater precision, sharpness and
clarity of articulation through an active use
of your articulators in conjunction with the
points of articulation
5. Expand fully the stressed vowel sounds
of your speech
6. Take care not to fall into the tendency to
push up the pitch of your voice when you
want to increase its volume.
Common faults in speaking:
1. You use the same pitch with only a slight
variation of one or two notes.
2. You employ the same tempo or note
from beginning to end
3. You use uniform degree of force or
volume regardless of the different
meanings your message conveys.
4. You utilize only one voice quality to
express all shades of meaning and mood.
Change your attitude
Think and feel with keenness and
Develop your vocal mechanism
Refers to the predominant timbre or tone
color of your voice.
The distinctive characteristic of the tone of
the voice that makes it pleasant or
unpleasant by which other people identify
The relative position of a tone in scale..
The highness or lowness of the voice when
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