Recent Articles in Vocal Delivery

October 2, 2023

A Poem to Help Your Public Speaking: October's Poet of Love & Fame

Poems to Read Aloud , The Buckley Experience , Resources , Vocal Delivery

While we don't know much about popular songwriter and poet Fannie Isabelle Sherrick, we do know reading her lines aloud can help a speaker out!

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September 26, 2023

Want to Adopt a New Technique? Exaggerate it!

Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Gestures & Body Language , Vocal Delivery

Stretching your presentation skills? Try some of our wild-and-crazy ways to appear more naturally in command and at ease.

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December 19, 2022

Voice Health: Taking Care of Yours

Public Speaking , Vocal Delivery

'Tis the season for sore throats and raspy speaking. Learn what you can do year-round to preserve your voice and keep your ability to project strong.

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November 7, 2022

Upspeak: What Do You Say When The Voice Rises

Public Speaking , Vocal Delivery , Presentation Tips

A proud part of your identity? Or an annoying speech pattern for audiences? Explore the pros and cons of upspeak and see why we think you should be deliberate in how you use it.

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September 19, 2022

Ups & Downs of Public Speaking: The case for varying delivery

Public Speaking , Vocal Delivery , Gestures & Body Language , Presentation Tips

Yes, your energy can engage an audience. But there can be too much of a good thing. See how varying your energy level can help you deliver a more compelling message.

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August 23, 2022

Better presentations: Delight them with diction

Presentation Tips , Public Speaking , Vocal Delivery

Crisp diction is often overlooked, but it can make presentations more engaging and add sparkle to your speaking. Find our simple tips for elevating yours.

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April 21, 2021

Voice of the Speaker: Pace and Tempo

Vocal Delivery , Strictly Speaking , Public Speaking , Resources

Your pace can project confidence. Your tempo can cue an emotional response in audiences. Our founder holds forth on how to use both when presenting so that you orchestrate better vocal delivery.

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February 24, 2021

Voice of the Speaker: Managing your Accent

Vocal Delivery , Strictly Speaking , Public Speaking , Instruction

Does your accent need to be managed? Perhaps, our founder suggests, it should be relished and unleashed!

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January 12, 2021

Voice of the Speaker: How Sense Travels

Vocal Delivery , Strictly Speaking , Public Speaking , Public Speaking Books

Diction, enunciation, and pronunciation--learn how to hone these so your words can cross the vast sea separating speaker and audience.

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September 18, 2018

Public Speaking Tips: Get More From Your Voice

Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Vocal Delivery

You don't need a different voice. You need to make the most of the one you have! Three ways to do that, plus a lifetime of insights from the Buckley vocal coach who pushes our students to stretch their performances...

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April 4, 2017

Accent for...the win?

Public Speaking , Vocal Delivery , Seen|Read|Heard , Instruction , Just For Fun

"Do I need to change my accent?" It’s a question Buckley faculty are asked all the time. If you listen to this year’s NCAA national basketball champs, you'll hear why our answer is “no.”

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