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What does RESIST TIME PRESSURE mean?
RESIST TIME PRESSURE means
WAITING UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SPEAK.
IMAGINE BEING RUSHED AND WAIT.
Why is Resisting Time Pressure so important?
By composing yourself in this manner, you give yourself the best chance to use your skills of eloquence and to make sure the technique is being used correctly.
Is resisting time pressure easier said than done?
You may feel hurried into speaking in some situations, but by resisting time pressure you are gaining control of the situation. This must become a habit for the rest of your life.
What does PUSH OUT RESIDUAL AIR mean?
Before you go to take your costal breath, make sure your diaphragm is in rest position. To do this, just push out any air that may be sitting in your lungs.
Similar to the 'READY POSITION' in TENNIS
Why is push out residual air so important?
This movement allows your next breath to be as full as possible and also ensures that your breathing chamber is relaxed.
What does CENTRE AND CLARIFY mean?
Get it clear in your mind how you wish to present yourself to your listener/audience before you go to speak: Fluent speaker or Recovering speaker?
Also, what do you hope to get out of the situation?
Why is centre and clarify so important?
By being honest with yourself and your listener you maintain your dignity and pride.
If you know what you want from a situation, then you reduce any confusion
FEAR + CONFUSION = PANIC
What does FORMULATE mean?
HEAR WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY.
Knowing what you are going to say before you go to say it.
With just a little thought, you can say in 5 words what may otherwise have required 50 words to say.
This is a major part of eloquence.
Edit out any unnecessary words such as 'em", "like", "actually" etc
What does ESTABLISH EYE CONTACT mean and why is it important?
Get eye contact with your listener so that you have a focal point on which to concentrate, to help you use the technique.
Also, allows to gain the respect of your listener.
Poor eye contact is an act of avoidance.
What does FAST RIB EXPANSION mean and why is it important?
The inhalation must be fast to help give the momentum for it to be full and also to counteract the tendencies of holding back.
What is FULL RIB EXPANSION and how does it help?
The inhalation must be full to give the diaphragm it's full range of motion.
How does Full Rib Expansion help initially?
Initially, this allows us to give our voices a breathier tone, and thus gain more control over the airflow passing over our vocal cords.
How does Full Rib Expansion help in the longer term?
In the long term, a properly trained diaphgram allows us to say more words per breath whilst remaining in contol.
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How does fast rib expansion help the breathing chambers?
A fast rib expansion gives the inhalation more power, which in turn makes the breathing chambers stronger and thus more efficient.
How does fast rib expansion help in high pressure situations?
The stronger the intercostal muscles are, the better they function on a day to day basis and in high presuure situations.
What positive aspects does good eye contact project?
Good eye contact is associated with honesty, integrity, dignity and honour.
What does keep inhalation noise QUIET AND RELAXED mean?
The Costal breath should remain quiet so as to not distract our listener from what we are saying.
There is little advantage speaking fluently if it means your are sounding like Darth Vader!
What is the 1st guideline for keeping inhalation noise quiet?
Ensure your mouth is open wide enough to allow air to pass freely thru your lips and over the tongue.
What is the 2nd guideline for keeping inhalation noise quiet?
Try not to 'suck' the air in. Just expand your ribs and allow the diaphgram to act as a vacuum for the air to rush in to the lungs.
What is the 3rd guideline for keeping inhalation noise quiet?
Keep the face & shoulders relaxed, and keep a good posture throughout
What does PERFECT TIMING mean?
You must start speaking as soon as your inhalation is full and complete.
NO GAP BETWEEN INHALE AND EXHALE/DELIVERY.
Why is perfect timing important?
By eliminating the gap between breath and speech, you are using the breath to more effectively project your voice,
while at the same time reducing any instinct to hold back.
What does ASSERTIVE FIRST SOUND mean?
Usually it is the first sound of a word or sentence that gives us the most trouble.
Hitting the first sound of a sentence more assertively than normal is important.
What does assertive first sound achieve?
Creating a greater volume of airflow which opens up your vocal cords and ensures the diaphragm is relaxing powerfully from the start
What else does assertive first sound achieve?
Counteracting your instinct to hold back on the first sound.
Rather than running away from that sound, you are tackling your fear head on.
What does KEEP MOVING FORWARD mean?
Once your are off to a good start, keep going until time to release air and pause.
No Holding back.
This means keeping the diaphragm moving upwards at all times while speaking.
Why is keep moving forward important?
Stuttering is the act of holding back.
You must break this habit to lose the stutter.
What does RELEASE RESIDUAL AIR mean?
Continue the upwards motion of the diaphragm after you have finished speaking.
Why is release residual air important?
To ensure the diaphragm is fully relaxed before taking your next breath
What other benefits from release residual air?
It prevents any tightness from building up in the diaphragm
How does release residual air benefit your intercostals?
Gives your intercostals the correct range of motion they require for long-term strength & control.
What does ARTICULATE YOUR WORDS mean?
Producing clear sounds with your voice by pronouncing each word correctly
What benefits arise when you articulate your words?
As well as being enjoyable to listen to,
you will command the respect of your listene if your speech is clear and well articulated.
What does deeep BREATHY tone mean?
The breathier the voice, the more air us flowing over the vocal cords and the articulators
Why is deep BREATHY tone important?
The more air flow, the less chance of blocking
What does DEEP breathy TONE mean?
FEEL IN RESONATING IN YOUR RIB CAGE AND
IMAGINE IT TRAVELLING TO A DISTANT SPOT.
To help you feel this,
try placing your hand on your chest to feel your voice resonating as you speak.
Why is DEEP breathy TONE important?
We want to ultimately GET YOUR SPEAKING PROCESS DOWN IN YOUR CHEST rather than your mouth and vocal cords.
KEEP YOUR SPEAKING PROCESS DOWN IN YOUR CHEST.