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Using the Correct Tone of Voice
When we speak, our listeners get an impression of how we feel from our tone of voice. We can sound pleasant and friendly, angry and upset, or irritated and frustrated.
It is not enough to just say the right words, we also need to be cautious about the tone we use, so that we convey our message effectively. How do you want to be perceived? Do you let your underlying emotions interfere in your daily conversations with others? If you do, then you may be sending the wrong messages!
When we express a firm or harsher voice, we usually display the following features:
When we express a friendly tone of voice, we usually display the following features:
Practice the following statements. Each sentence is said twice, once in a firm or harsher tone and once in a friendly tone. See if you can hear and feel the difference between the two tones, both when you hear them and when you say say them. Listen Now.
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Authored by: Cheryl Posey, Speaking Your Best