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0330 – Why Various Voice Volumes Are Vital
2021.11.26 – 0330 – Why Various Voice Volumes Are Vital
Why ‘Various Voice Volumes Are Vital’
So why is cranking the dial up or down so useful both with scripts and adlibs?
In natural English-presentation, more volume and projection are used:
· to add emphasis to important content
· when we are excited about the content
· when we are speaking with a several people, or those who are further away
· when we are angry
· when we consider the listener doesn’t understand the message.
In natural English-presentation, less volume and projection are used to:
· suggest intimacy or privacy or trust
· entice people to listen more carefully
· give an impression of Halloween creepiness, that is quiet, understated threats
Audio recording script and show notes (c) 2021 Peter Stewart
Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic techniques and voice care tips... with exercises and anecdotes from a career spent in TV and radio studios. If you're wondering about how to start a podcast, or have had one for a while - download every episode!
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Peter has been around voice and audio all his working life and has trained hundreds of broadcasters in all styles of radio from pop music stations such as Capital FM and BBC Radio 1, the classical music station BBC Radio 3 and regional BBC stations. He’s trained news presenters on regional TV, the BBC News Channel and on flagship programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama.
He has written a number of books on audio and video presentation and production (see contacts clink above) and presented hundreds of radio shows (you may have heard him on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Virgin Radio or Kiss, as well as BBC regional radio) with various formats. He has read tens of thousands of news bulletins and hosted 3,000+ podcast episodes.
The podcast title refers to those who may wish to change their speaking voice in some way. It is not a suggestion that anyone should, or be pressured into needing to. We love accents and dialects, and are well aware that how we speak changes over time. The key is: is your voice successfully communicating your message, so it is being understood (and potentially being acted upon) by your target audience?
This podcast is London-based and examples are spoken in the RP (Received Pronunciation) / standard-English / BBC English pronunciation, although invariably applicable to other languages, accents and dialects.
Music credits: all Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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