Word Count:

PDF Unlocked

Download This Product Add To Cart

Our products are only available through


Payment Methods Accepted

About This Product (Excerpt: Sample)

No Speech Lessons!

As an effective presentor, a good voice is your primary tool. Speaking voices of both beginners and experienced presentors are often weakened by carelessness and bad habits which diminish the overall effect of their presentation. Because of this, a presentor must constantly evaluate his or her voice. It is possible to do this in two steps without taking special voice lessons, by listening to it as others would hear it, and by practicing proper speaking until it becomes a habit.

Listen: Make and listen to a good recording of your voice, and compare it to the voices of other presentors. If available, use high-fidelity equipment, but good office dictating equipment can suffice. (Where video tape systems are available, you will have opportunity to see and hear yourself). Choose about five minutes worth of text on a familiar subject. Look ahead for ends of sentences and paragraphs to use as pauses for breathing. Test the recording equipment for proper microphone distance and recording volume. Start the equipment, pause for ten seconds, breathe deeply, and begin. Read the passage aloud several times, making sure of pronunciation and punctuation. Remain as relaxed as possible; do not strain or hurry. Reading in solitude will help. Keep your voice natural and conversational. Speak from as deeply within your body as comfortably. This will give you a recording sufficient for self-evaluation and practice.

Play your recording several times, listening to the way you have pronounced individual words and sounds. Gradually your ear will develop a new sensitivity and alertness. Careful listening and objectivity will allow you to identify areas of your voice which need improvement

While listening to the recording, especially at the beginning, many people find themselves saying “That doesn’t sound like me”. This is because the sound absorption, conduction, and resonance of your own body structures and cavities tend to distort what you hear. You also will discover imperfections which you never knew you had, such as dropped endings, slurred syllables, and accents. Most of these can be corrected with practice, and there are few life activities where more opportunity for practice is afforded than in speaking.

ReadySetPresent Articles can be purchased for $10.00 and are reproducible for a $1.00 royalty fee per copy. You can purchase all additional royalty copies by clicking here or visiting the reprints page.

Once purchased, download instructions will be sent to you via email (PC and MAC Compatible)

Note: To edit this product, add content, add your logo, and more, read our FAQ (Click Here)

Note: To Upgrade any of our PowerPoint Presentations Previously Purchased (Click Here)

Note: To Use ReadySetPresent Materials On-Line for your Webinar or for More Than One Person (Click Here)

When ordering, if you need an extraction program to unzip your product file, please visit one of these sites:

Winzip -
Winrar -

These programs all have free trials that must be used to unzip our files. Make sure you have your pop-up blockers disabled.

Copyright & Liability
By purchasing this product I agree to the copyright & liability below:

Products electronically transferred are your acceptance to the terms and conditions of the license and usage as described. This material is for a single user who may present this material provided they do not alter and keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact (more…). This product may not be re-sold, distributed, stored in a database or retrieval system, downloaded, except by written permission from the publisher. Any infraction or infringement will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

NOTE: To edit this product, add content, your logo, and more, read our FAQ.