Verbal Skills

Verbal Skills

Verbal Skills


People communicate most effectively when they are able to select the right words.  This requires a rich vocabulary that can be used responsively and appropriately as the situation demands.  The barriers to good verbal communication are:

  • Negative language,
  • Jargon,
  • Chatter,
  • Non-words.

VOICE SKILLS

  • Voice and Personality,
  • Speech Production,
  1. The mental step,
  2. The sound production step,
  3. The resonation step,
  4. The articulation step,
  5. Energy.

VOICE TRAINING

  • Projection

Apart from a relaxed bearing, the following three criteria are essential for a good discourse:

  • Audibility
  1. Breathing,
  2. Resonance.
  • Clarity
  1. Articulation
  • Modulation
  1. Pitch,
  2. Tone color/variation,
  3. Pace variation,
  4. Pausing,
  5. Volume variation,
  6. Intonation,
  7. Inflection,
  8. Accentuation/Emphasis,
  9. Phrasing.
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