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Real Talking Tips with Elaine A. Clark

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Presentation, Voice-Over, and Speech Communication micro learning lessons to improve speech, diction, clarity, melody, tempo, attitude, and message impact. From the author of There's Money Where Your Mouth is and Voice-Overs For Podcasting, and the creator of Activate Your Voice and Adding Melody To Your Voice apps. Elaine A. Clark demonstrates specific ways to use the body, subtext, and gestures for added clarity, message arc, visualization, and 3-D storytelling. Each episode ends with an assignment for you to work on to get "wired for sound." It's great for podcasters, voice actors, business executives, teachers, public speakers, and anyone who wants to improve their speech and communication skills.

Presentation, Voice-Over, and Speech Communication micro learning lessons to improve speech, diction, clarity, melody, tempo, attitude, and message impact. From the author of There's Money Where Your Mouth is and Voice-Overs For Podcasting, and the creator of Activate Your Voice and Adding Melody To Your Voice apps. Elaine A. Clark demonstrates specific ways to use the body, subtext, and gestures for added clarity, message arc, visualization, and 3-D storytelling. Each episode ends with an assignment for you to work on to get "wired for sound." It's great for podcasters, voice actors, business executives, teachers, public speakers, and anyone who wants to improve their speech and communication skills.

Location:

United States

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Presentation, Voice-Over, and Speech Communication micro learning lessons to improve speech, diction, clarity, melody, tempo, attitude, and message impact. From the author of There's Money Where Your Mouth is and Voice-Overs For Podcasting, and the creator of Activate Your Voice and Adding Melody To Your Voice apps. Elaine A. Clark demonstrates specific ways to use the body, subtext, and gestures for added clarity, message arc, visualization, and 3-D storytelling. Each episode ends with an assignment for you to work on to get "wired for sound." It's great for podcasters, voice actors, business executives, teachers, public speakers, and anyone who wants to improve their speech and communication skills.

Language:

English

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Episodes

30: Real Talking Tips_Word Emphasis_Add a Wiggle and Jazz Hands

9/21/2021
Ready to sprinkle in a wiggle, sizzle, jazz hands, and voice shimmer when you say keywords? The 4th of 11 Word Emphasis - Real Talking Tips speech communication mini-series lessons - gets your hands, head, shoulders, toes, and derriere ready to move! Listen and practice along. Create a specific sound, pitch, and attitude. Add more variety to your speaking voice. Each element of the Word Emphasis Chart [introduced in Real Talking Tips Episode 27] adds speech variation and attitude to spoken...

Duration:00:09:02

29: Real Talking Tips_Word Emphasis - Arrow that Down, Please!

9/14/2021
Caret It Down - Arrow It Down, is the 3rd Word Emphasis speech variety lesson in this 11-episode Real Talking Tips mini-series. The up-down-up caret (v) adds emphasis to an individual word where the musicality of that word starts and ends on the same high or medium pitched note and lowers in the middle. Arrowing a sentence or phrase down, lands a thought or message as the pitch of the speaking voice progresses from a higher to lower voice. Remember, the importance of utilizing the Word...

Duration:00:08:31

28: Real Talking Tips - Word Emphasis - Arrow that Up!

9/7/2021
Real Talking Tips Episode 28 is the second in the min-series of 11 ways to add Word Emphasis to speech, presentations, and voiceover recordings. This time, we’ll practice two types of upward inflection: arrowing a phrase up and adding an up-and-down-caret (^) to a word. Arrowing up sets up a statement for the response that follows. An Upward Caret slows down an individual word and provides additional musicality and focus to that key word within a sentence. As before, we’ll use the Word...

Duration:00:11:02

27: Real Talking Tips - Word Emphasis - Put a DOT on that!

8/30/2021
Congratulations! Episode 27 marks the halfway point in this Real Talking Tips podcast and Elaine Clark’s top 52 public speaking lessons and voice-over tips. This episode begins a new speech communication mini-series: 11 ways to focus the voice and body to create Word Emphasis. The Word Emphasis chart uses a symbol to describe movements and gestures that draw unique focus to a word or phrase. These include a dot, caret up, caret down, wiggle, stretch, parenthetical, dip down, singsong, hook,...

Duration:00:08:45

26: Real Talking Tips - Become Your Own Speech Choir Director

8/24/2021
Being a Speech Choir Director means that the voice, body movements, and gestures work in tandem with the speaker’s feelings and message dynamics. Establishing the power box shape and size helps defines the voice range and musical tune. When practicing this concept, use slower and larger gestures and movements to allow time for the brain to accept the reprogramming effort and the body to trust and spontaneously incorporate the speech clarifying movements. Don’t expect it to happen overnight....

Duration:00:11:31

25: Real Talking Tips - Power Box - Right, Left, Together... Everyone!

8/17/2021
The voice needs variety for the listener to stay engaged. When a speaker gestures with the same hand, the musicality and tempo of the voice tends to repeat and the audience tends to tune out. The Right-Left-Together Power Box method incorporates 3 different voice placements. Alternating movements inside the various size and shape Power Boxes adds additional variation and clarity to the speaking voice. Listen and practice these speech movements and combinations to create muscle memory so your...

Duration:00:08:10

24: Real Talking Tips_Power Box - Big vs Small

8/10/2021
The Large and Small Power Box is the 2nd of 4 episodes that explore the use of a speaker's Power Box in this Real Talking Tips speech communication micro-learning series. This time, rather than the speaker’s “stage area” being vertical, the big vs. small power box is horizontal or square. The width and size of the horizontal power box is dependent on the message. When the message is intimate and subdued, the smaller the speaker’s gestures and movements are within that confined area. Dynamic...

Duration:00:08:39

23: Real Talking Tips - Power Box_High vs Low Stage

8/3/2021
If you're wondering what a speaker's Power Box is, think of it as a small stage area where the speaker's hands and gestures stay inside. The power box may be tall and narrow, wide or small, v-shaped, thrust forward, rectangular, circular, or square. When the speaker's movements stay inside this specified power box area, the message is more focused and impactful. Otherwise, the audience can easily become distracted with the 'in and out' sound of the speaker's diffused voice as the gestures go...

Duration:00:07:08

22: Real Talking Tips-Tempo Changes - Jazz Up The Speech Tune

7/27/2021
Anticipation… wait for it… moments are powerful. Why? Properly placed pauses engage the audience and make them active listeners. Writers use dashes, ellipses, commas, colons, and semi-colons to indicate pauses. Speakers need to fill in those spaces with an emotion and attitude that rides on the breath and connects the statements together. Contrary to what some people think, adding a pause doesn’t mean that the speaker disengages, quits working, closes the mouth, and stops the airflow. Pauses...

Duration:00:09:22

21: Real Talking Tips - Add Tempo Changes to Speech

7/20/2021
What is Good? What information is Bad? Words can be the same but attitudes and opinions can be completely opposite! When both good and bad information is shared in a script, message, presentation, or conversation, the story and focus of the spoken message and endorsement can easily get muddy and confusing. Adding Tempo Changes is the focus of Real Talking Tips Episodes 18-22. Comparing good and bad information fits right into that tempo changing challenge. Why? Good information needs to be...

Duration:00:07:44

20: Real Talking Tips - Lists are Boring! Add Tempo Changes.

7/12/2021
Lists can turn off a listener if you don’t know how to change the speech rhythm and focus of the key words. Lists need their own location, meaning, and musical placement. Lists shouldn’t be spoken with one repetitive sound and tempo. List items shouldn’t be lilted upward unless the intention is to bore the audience. Lists need their own tempo and focus. There are four different and distinct list types. Noun lists focus on people, places, and things. Verb lists require action. Modifier lists...

Duration:00:06:52

19: Real Talking Tips - Add Tempo Changes - Slow, Medium & Fast

7/1/2021
Why do public speakers, presenters, and voice actors have a tendency to speak at a steady pace and rhythm? In regular conversation, people vary their speaking pace. Important information is slow. Unimportant information is fast. And normal information is spoken at a medium speed. Yet, most people tend to get trapped and forget to add variety to their voice when they’re giving a speech, presentation, or recording a script. I’m Elaine Clark, host and creator of the Real Talking Tips podcast...

Duration:00:08:45

18: Real Talking Tips - Add Tempo Changes - Vary Your Sentence Structure

6/29/2021
Listeners Need Time to Process What You’re Saying. Words can be meaningless or powerful depending on how the message is presented. Hi, I’m Elaine Clark with Real Talking Tips offering practical advice on how to effectively get your message across and speak like a pro. Communication is a Powerful Tool if you’re in sales, making a presentation, hosting a podcast, being interviewed, recording a voiceover script, or talking to friends. You can always find ways to improve the way you speak,...

Duration:00:09:14

17: Real Talking Tips - Be a Sing-Talker!

6/21/2021
What does it mean to be a Sing-Talker? Your voice and speech pattern are integral to your unique tune. The goal of the RealTalkingTips speech communication series is to help people improve everyday speech and the retention and absorption of information in business presentations, interviews, podcasting, and voiceovers. Rhythm and melody alter when the articulator is voiced or de-voiced. Musicality of vowels change based on the shape, position, and movement of the mouth. Tempo, Speed,...

Duration:00:08:46

16: Real Talking Tips - Scale AND Balance

6/13/2021
Why do people emphasize the word 'and' rather than the key words on either side of it? The purpose of that little conjunction is to connect similar type items together. Yet, AND has a habit of drawing focus away from those items and informational elements. There are several reasons why AND stands out: 1. The musical downbeat and rhythm of the message. 2. Lack of follow-through and breath-support on the final item. 3. The speed and tempo in which someone speaks. 4. Lack of commitment. 5....

Duration:00:06:27

15: Real Talking Tips - If You Know It, Point to the Noun!

6/7/2021
Let’s get to the point about Nouns! There are: Common Nouns – Generic terms for people, places, things or ideas. Proper Nouns – A specific person, place, or thing where the first letter of the word is usually capitalized. Collective Nouns – Group or Team of people, animals, or things. Personal Pronouns – I, me, we, us, he, him, she, her, it, they, them, us, you . Why are nouns important in voice-overs, writing, and speech communication? What makes nouns unique is that they have a location....

Duration:00:06:11

14: Real Talking Tips - Verbs Have Action... Right?

6/1/2021
Verbs have Action. That means, when you say a verb you need to have some sort of body movement that corresponds to the action. That movement will be heard in the voice… whether big or small, depending on the type of verb. Okay VERB geeks. I know what you’re thinking. There are Action Verbs and Static Non-Action Verbs. Why should they all have action? Action Verbs are expressed through bigger gestures and movements. Examples: Walk, Reach, Jump. Non-Action Verbs are subtler; a head nod or...

Duration:00:08:47

13: Real Talking Tips - Storytelling... Creating a 3-D World

5/21/2021
Be a visual and emotional storyteller. Create a three-dimensional world where the listener sees, hears, and feels what you’re saying. Hi, I’m Elaine Clark. And welcome to RealTalkingTips Episode 13. Storytelling. It's the buzzword these in #business, #publicspeaking, #presentations, #podcasting, and #voiceovers. On the surface, it means telling an engaging story from a narrative point of view. In other words, storytelling is taking the listener on a journey of exploration and discovery,...

Duration:00:10:21

12: Real Talking Tips - Your Opinion Needs An Attitude Adjustment

5/11/2021
Heartfelt... Prideful... Confident... and now... Attitude?! The fourth of this #BodyPostureVoice mini-series uncovers a bit of cocky, sarcastic, and ironic history that we use regularly when talking to friends and family. But where does it go when we talk to strangers? "Attitude Equals Opinion." And when we DON'T know someone, we tend to hold back and show the "perfect" side of us. Our body language and voice changes based on the relationship. Follow me, #ElaineClark, on another...

Duration:00:04:55

11: Real Talking Tips - Speaking from the Heart

5/10/2021
One way to effectively communicate with others is to speak from the heart. This is especially important when there's a need to empathize and deliver a truthful heartfelt message. This third of four #BodyPostureVoice micro-learning tips in the #RealTalkingTips series takes us on an emotional heart-warming journey where physicality and movements make a dramatic difference in how #communication is heard and accepted. Here are some tips for relating with others from the heart when you speak,...

Duration:00:06:30