During your public speaking course you will learn that you should always try to begin your
speech with a slightly lower than
normal voice inflection, unless you are beginning with some type of
big surprise or hoopla.
In the excitement or nervousness that many of us feel at the beginning
of our presentations, it is easy to go the other way and start out with
a voice inflection that is too high.
The problem with this is that if you are already at a high range or
volume when you start, you have nowhere to go as you attempt to crescendo
the audience to a big peak of excitement at the end of your program.
You must plan ahead for this always,
it really can make a big difference in how your audience perceives you.
When you present in public . . . start low.
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