Learn how to warm up your voice, body, and face before you begin delivering your next speech or presentation. Presentation coach Laura Bergells shows you effective vocal, face, and body warm-up techniques that can prepare you for for an outstanding delivery.
- For me, early morning presentations are the toughest.…My voice isn't warmed up yet…and since I don't want the audience…to hear me suffer through my craggy morning voice…I need to make sure I'm ready before I present.…Let me share three quick vocal warm-ups…for early morning presentations.…Number one, get up early and get moving.…I like taking a hot shower first thing in the morning.…The motion plus the steam helps me clear my voice.…Two, avoid cold drinks.…
Remember, you want to warm up, not cool down.…Room temperature water is great for clearing your throat.…Three, make sure to use your voice…before you deliver your speech.…I like to sing in the shower…or in the car on the way to the presentation.…And if you're not the singing type…you can always just talk.…For example, it can help to practice the opening lines…of your presentation out loud.…Now if I'm presenting later in the day…I have a different set of vocal challenges.…
In the afternoon or evening…my voice may sound tired or ragged.…If you're presenting in the late afternoon or evening…
- Describe the components of a great presentation.
- Identify your audience.
- Explain the main objective in a persuasive presentation.
- List basic vocal warm-up tips.
- Manage pre-performance anxiety.
- Identify effective ways to introduce your agenda.
- Describe common opening mistakes.
- Demonstrate effective body language.
- Identify indicators of helpful feedback.