Hi, it’s Vince the Fear Doctor here.

Today I’m going to talk to you about vocal emphasis.

On my courses I speak about the three laws of public speaking. The first of which is, it’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it. You see, words are not enough. I can take the opening of Act IV of Hamlet ‘To be or not to be’ and make it sound like air escaping from a tyre. I can take Shakespeare’s magnificent words and destroy them. 

In fact next time I get the camera out, I will add it to this page.

If you add punch to your voice, it adds meaning, conviction and commitment to the words. That’s what every audience wants to hear, a clear message.

The video below was my first ever Youtube recording and in the four years and a half years since it was first published, it has received 21,000 + views and I appear to have gone grey. I remember uploading this about 10 times on the old dial-up internet connection we had. It was a frustrating experience to get this on line, but it was worth it.

So, please always remember that your voice is an incredibly expressive tool and occasionally with a big audience we have to punch out the voice, and always with purpose and controlled energy.

If you try the exercises in the video, as always, I’m sure you’ll find it a slightly challenging and equally fulfilling experience. 

All the best for now and I look forward to speaking to you again soon. Happy speaking…

Regards Vince – The Fear Doctor