Web resource on delivery

The Fast Company web site offers “4 Common Vocal Mistakes Leaders Make.” This interview with Vocal Impact Productions founder Laura Sicola describes four mistakes that speakers can make with their voice that can undermine their credibility and make their carefully prepared message harder to follow.

The mistakes — like sounding uninterested in their own message — are all things students are at risk of doing during speeches.

The article would be great supplemental reading, especially for a business communication class, about why students should be working to break these bad habits early. The article’s final suggestion — practice the tone you want to have and record it to see how you are doing — can be great advice for students planning careers with a lot of speaking responsibilities.

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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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