Can you see through these real-life optical illusions?
The first two components are achieved by being yourself and by being clear about your intention. The third, through awareness and practice. Personality is the unique imprint your thought leaves on your voice, making it distinguishable from other voices and revealing things about your particular experiences and perspective.
You cannot escape the revelatory nature of your voice. The essence of who you are is in your voice for all to hear. I have to say it in my voice. Passion Passion is the power of intention aligned with content and personality.
We have already covered personality, so what about intention and content? Content is simply what you have to say. Intention, on the other hand, is what you have in mind to do or bring about. It is why you are speaking in the first place, why you are standing in front of an audience, what you hope to accomplish.
When intention, content and personality align, we have passion.
And when there is passion, powerful things happen. When a speaker is passionate, they seem authentic and genuine. For that reason, actors are trained to pour intent in their lines and speak with passion.
We are so tuned in to this aspect of voices that babies as young as six months old can discern intention in voices.
I have written about this subject in my blog. Because sound travels on air, resonance and air are intimately connected in the voice. In an earlier Six Minutes article, I focus on good breathing technique for speaking. This is important because air itself makes the voice work. As you exhale, air moves from your lungs through your trachea or windpipe.
It then passes between your vocal folds also called arytenoids and vocal cords and brings those muscles together. As they vibrate, sound happens. You use your throat, tongue, lips, and jaw to shape the sound into words.
Now, if someone tells you to speak up, there is a good chance you will use more air as you increase your volume. But speaking more loudly may just come across as yelling — and you also risk straining your voice. It is more correct to suggest that you stand up straight, take a big breath, and use more air to carry the sound as you speak up, but that is a very long set of instructions for even the best of sound men!
Developing Resonance through Awareness and Practice Resonance is the reverberation or repetition of sound in the environment in which it was created. When someone speaks, resonance is created in the body as well as in the surrounding area. The resonance in the body can be felt by the speaker.
However, most sounds the human voice makes can also resonate in the mask, or the front of the face. A voice with plenty of mask resonance is strong, and clear, no matter how loud or soft.
A voice with good mask resonance is pleasant to listen to and flexible, allowing for rich vocal variety. Mask resonance is a combination of nasal and mouth resonance.
The sound you are looking for will produce a pronounced vibration in the front of your face.
Exercise… Try it now. This does require some practice. Spend 20 minutes a day working with this, and add it to your awareness as you practice your presentations. If a voice sounds too nasal, it is as bad as one that has no mask resonance. Eventually, you will learn to use mask resonance all the time.
As a bonus, according to Swedish researchersmask resonance is also good for your health. Vocal Delivery Article Series.Maps not only represent the world, they shape the way we see it. The revolutionary Peters Projection map presents countries in their true proportion to one another: it has been adopted by the UN, aid agencies, schools and businesses around the world.
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Maps not only represent the world, they shape the way we see it.
The revolutionary Peters Projection map presents countries in their true proportion to one another: it has been adopted by the UN, aid agencies, schools and businesses around the world. The relative size of different countries is incorrectly depicted in the popular world maps.
And the reason for this is incorrect use and popularization of navigational maps as geographical area representing maps. Map Projections - types and distortion patterns.
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