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Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-94382-2
384 pages
June 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing the Human Voice 7

Chapter 1: Having a Great Voice 9

Chapter 2: Exploring the Amazing Human Voice 27

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Own Voice 39

Part II: Beginning with Voice Basics 57

Chapter 4: Discovering How to Breathe Well 59

Chapter 5: Rediscovering Relaxation 77

Chapter 6: Turning Sound into Speech 95

Part III: Playing Your Instrument Well 113

Chapter 7: Exploring Volume and Speed 115

Chapter 8: Filling Your Speech with the Sounds of Music 133

Chapter 9: Expressing Yourself Fully with the Power of Resonance 153

Chapter 10: Uncovering Your Unique Voice 175

Part IV: Beating the Voice Gremlins 193

Chapter 11: Stopping Vocal Sabotage 195

Chapter 12: Putting the Accent on Accents 217

Chapter 13: Conquering Hesitation and Stuttering 235

Part V: Engaging with a Broader Public 257

Chapter 14: Developing Your Public Voice 259

Chapter 15: Tuning In to Others 283

Chapter 16: Cultivating Your Professional Voice 301

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Sound More Authoritative 321

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Speak with Charisma 327

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Take Care of Your Voice 333

Chapter 20: Ten Inspiring Voices 339

Appendix A: Resources for Further Developing Your Voice 345

Appendix B: Audio Tracks 351

Index 353

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