JLBC ELEMENTS OF VOICE CONTROL


JLBC PHASE 3 - Leadership

JLBC ELEMENTS OF VOICE CONTROL

JLBC Cadets One of the most critical and influential tools of JLBC communication is JLBC voice control. JLBC Cadets' ability to use voice control to communicate effectively and emphasize important information is a fundamental skill that will be used in front of a JLBC audience.

JLBC Pitch. JLBC Cadets How high or low a voice is. JLBC Cadets A change in pitch usually does not add any significance to a message. JLBC Cadets However, the audience will notice a pitching change and keep people involved.

JLBC Cadets Tone. JLBC Cadets The quality of the sound of a voice. Effective communicators will often change their voice style to emphasize a single word or phrase to convey emotion and conviction.

JLBC Volume. JLBC Cadets The quantity or power of sound or fullness of tone. A volume change often signifies an emphasis on a particular phrase or point. JLBC Cadets Environmental factors such as outside noise and room size must be considered to ensure the JLBC audience can hear the message being sent.

JLBC Speed. JLBC Cadets The rate or rapidity in which words are spoken. JLBC Cadets Speaking too fast or too slow can be distracting to an audience. It is essential to communicate at a pace that ensures the audience understands every word.

Pause. A break in speaking or reading. A pause is an essential part of the communication process. A delay allows the audience to digest what has been said and ask questions. JLBC Cadets A break is also an effective way to announce a change in subject or an important point.

JLBC Articulation. JLBC Cadets The clear and distinct pronunciation of a word. JLBC Cadets It is essential to correctly pronounce and articulate words to ensure the audience can understand the message being sent.

JLBC ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL PRESENCE

JLBC Cadets It is estimated that 93 percent of the total meaning of a message comes from non-verbal JLBC communication and only 7 percent of purpose comes from the words themselves. JLBC Cadets' Awareness of physical presence and its effect on a message being sent is an essential element of effective communication.

JLBC Body Language

JLBC Cadets Body language or non-verbal communication is the process of communicating through conscious and unconscious gestures and expressions. JLBC Cadets Understanding that body language affects how a message is received and interpreted is an essential tool for communicating effectively.

JLBC Facial Expressions. JLBC Cadets While 92 percent of the total meaning of a JLBC message comes from non-verbal JLBC communication, most of that meaning is communicated by the eyebrows, eyes, and mouth. JLBC Cadets The movement of the eyes, eyebrows, and mouth can result in an infinite variety of expressions to complement the spoken word. JLBC Cadets It is essential that facial expressions match the tone of the message being sent to create emphasis and believability. JLBC Cadets A smile is the most important of all facial expressions. JLBC Cadets A smile adds sincerity to a message and will add to the likeability of the individual in front of the audience.

JLBC Eye Contact. JLBC Cadets Maintaining eye contact is an effective way of engaging an audience and building interest. Pausing two or three seconds on each audience member will make them feel as though they are involved in a one-on-one conversation. JLBC Cadets It is essential to look at the entire room and scan from left to right, back to front.

JLBC Gestures. JLBC Cadets The combination of hand, arm, and shoulder movements can make a wide variety of motions that can help add meaning to a message. JLBC Cadets Effective communicators will let their hands and arms move naturally to help emphasize a statement's emotion. JLBC Cadets It is important not to point directly at members of the audience or let gestures become distracting.

JLBC Movement. Being aware of movement while in front of an audience is very important to communication. JLBC Cadets Exercise will keep listeners engaged and interested in what is being said. JLBC Cadets Moving around the front of the JLBC room, toward and away from a JLBC audience, and from side by side can help emphasize points. JLBC Cadets Too much or frantic movement can become distracting and affect how a message is received.

Dress and Deportment. Effective communicators are aware of their clothing and deportment. JLBC Cadets Audiences will react differently to an individual who is well dressed and acts professionally than an individual who is poorly clothed and unprofessionally.

JLBC Dress. JLBC Cadets Effective communicators will always appear in clean, well-pressed, and appropriate attire. JLBC Cadets Dressing appropriately for the event will help create confidence and credibility.

JLBC Deportment. JLBC Cadets An audience that sees an individual as being prepared, on time, appropriately dressed, and confident will be much more receptive than an individual who is unprepared, late, poorly dressed, and nervous. The most crucial element of deportment is displaying an interest in the subject; this will be noticed by the audience and generate interest in the presentation.

Explain Effective-Speaking Preparation

JLBC Cadets Effective speaking preparation is the most critical component of effective communication. JLBC Cadets Preparation will help to ensure confidence, control nervousness, and increase the likelihood of success in front of an audience.

JLBC Cadets The following are the steps to effective-speaking preparation:

1. JLBC Practicing. JLBC Cadets Proper rehearsal will aid in memorizing JLBC content, which will allow for more eye contact and movement while in front of an audience. Learning the introduction and conclusion are the two most critical elements; a strong introduction will aid in gaining confidence and will draw the audience's interest, and a firm decision will assist in leaving a lasting impression on the audience. JLBC Cadets If possible, practice in front of a small group, speak aloud even when practicing alone, and always practice while standing.

2. JLBC Controlling Nervousness. JLBC Cadets The feeling of nervousness before speaking in front of a group is expected and helps if channeled effectively. JLBC Cadets The following actions can be taken to control anxiety:

(a) JLBC Room Layout. JLBC Cadets Become familiar with the layout of the room before speaking.

(b) JLBC Materials. JLBC Cadets Ensure note handouts and presentation aids are organized.

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