In this video, observe public speaking coaching in the areas of pausing and slowing down.
- We're all set to go, Josh. - Okay, so what I want to talk to you about today is my role as a producer. So as a producer of educational content, one of the things that I do is I work with great professors from all over the nation to bring them in and help them develop their content that they're the expert at. So a lot of these people are used to teaching in the classroom or used to speaking in a lot of engagements across the nation, and I need to make their content work for a different medium, for video and for some audio, the different ways that we teach. - Very nice, Josh. You come across as very natural. I want to try something. - [Josh] Sure. - Bit of a tendency to speak quickly. So I want to slow you down. When I hold my hand up like this, it means don't talk. When I do this, it means talk. What I'm looking for are the natural breakpoints. So good morning, everybody. My name is Josh Mitchell. Today, okay? It's going to be a little bit awkward for a moment or so. We're going to step on each other's toes, so please be patient with me, okay? - Sure. - Okay, and breathe, and here we go. - So my name is Josh Mitchell, and what I do in my role as a producer, and what that means is I work with great authors from all over the nation to have them come and teach their content in a video format. So one of the first steps in doing that is I meet with them to discuss the course, and then we talk about when we're going to film the course. And so they come back with some of the materials that they've written and other pieces that they want to include in the course, and then I take those and review them and decide if they'll work in our format. - Very nice. Feel the difference? - Yeah, yeah, it's different. - Good, there's even room to slow you down a little bit more, and all of this is going to make you even more articulate. I want you to try something, Josh. - Sure. - Slightly stretch the vowel sounds in each word. It's going to sound really weird to you, and if it sounds weird to me, I'll tell ya. But slightly stretch the vowel sounds in each word because what that does is it forces you to linger longer over what you're saying as you're saying it. So if you see me do this symbol, it means stretch the vowels, and I may do this, too, just to slow you down, as well. - Can you give me an example of what that might sound like? - My name is Jeff Ansell, and today, I want to focus on communicating with confidence. Slightly stretching the vowel sounds. - Okay. - Okay? Whenever you're ready. - So my name is Joshua Mitchell, and what I do in my role is a producer. I'm a producer of educational content. And what that looks like is to work with great professors and teachers from all over the world to take their content and adapt it to a video format. And I do that by working with them on content they've already created, so things that they know well and have taught and already have pieces put together. So a lot of what I do is taking these things and organizing them in a way that will work as a video presentation. Is that kind of what you're talking about? - [Jeff] That's perfect. - Okay. - Want to try one more thing with ya, okay? I want to add just a layer of facial expression so that when you say something, it looks like the look on your face is going to reflect what it is you're saying. And the best way to do that is always to use your eyes. I've got good news. I've got disturbing news. Let's have a little more facial expression out of ya, and if you're able to do the other things, that's great, but we're doing one thing at a time, too. So right now we're going to focus on facial expression. - Okay, one of the challenging pieces of education today is really the pain point of people having to afford these very expensive institutions and the cost that they incur and the debt, and it can be really, really challenging for a young person coming out of school to have to own that debt and live with it for many, many years and some not even being able to pay it off, and that's a big concern for people. And that's a major concern for what's happening today in education. - Josh, that was great, thank you very much. - Thank you so much. - Got a lot of good stuff from ya. - I appreciate your help. - That's wonderful, thank you.
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures