The Vocal Jim FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/vocaljim) is now launched. Lots of links back and forth between that site and this web site. Stop by and check out our FaceBook page and jump in on discussion of speaking voice and delivery concepts.
In the Vocal Jim’s article “Beauty is in the vowels, passion in the consonants“, find out how some very simple adjustments to your diction can bring more beauty, more passion, and more effectiveness to your next speech.
Jim Emery, the Vocal Jim, is now offering a free voice evaluation to any active or aspiring public speaker. The evaluation covers voice basics such as posture, breathing, and voice quality as well as vocal delivery factors such as breath management, loudness, pitch, articulation, timing and speaking rate, and vocal variety.
Is it true that a low voice is your best speaking voice? In the Vocal Jim’s article “How low should you go?“, find out how to determine the optimum pitch range for your voice and how best to use it there.
Your voice is actually more than one instrument. In the Vocal Jim’s article “Ring up your voice registers“, read how to use chest voice, head voice, and mixtures of the two for your best verbal communication.
Breathing is very important to producing your best speaking voice. Discover the #1 most important thing to know about breathing in the Vocal Jim’s article “Just breathe!“.
Jim Emery will be presenting his popular Free Sample mini-lecture at the April 1st meeting of the National Speakers Association Minnesota Chapter. The Free Sample is an awareness building introduction to the importance of the vocal instrument in public speaking. This talk includes a description of the important factors of vocal production that may impact the effectiveness of your speaking voice. A short in-class example exercise is included. The chapter meeting is at the Hilton Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN. Jim’s talk will be at approximately 6:15 pm. All attending the NSA chapter meeting are welcome to attend.