People who speak with charisma shine with life and vitality. In this post, you will learn that practising Shakespeare will help to develop the charisma in your voice. Follow this speaking skills technique to improve your speech and the sound of your voice.
What Does it Mean to Speak with Charisma?
Speaking with charisma shows that we that we are engaged with life, which allows us to communicate our desires to the world, This means that we have energy and also a full range of expression in the voice.
A person who has charisma is able to attract, charm and influence others. It is usually easy to identify a person who speaks with charisma because they shine and light up the room. However, often much harder to say exactly what quality a person has that gives them charisma. This is because there is more than one way to be a charismatic speaker!
A person who has charisma is able to attract, charm and influence others. It is usually easy to identify a person who speaks with charisma because they shine and light up the room. However, often much harder to say exactly what skills or qualities those people have that other, less charismatic, people lack.
In the video below, teacher Benjamin’s dynamic voice training exercise shows you how you can bring passion to your voice like a Shakespearean actor. By practising Shakespeare, it is possible to develop the charisma in your voice.
Benjamin recommends using famous lines from Shakespeare because the characters are in extreme situations. This means that we can be dramatic and passionate when performing the lines.
Use Tone of Voice to Speak with Charisma
In the above speech training video, we see how the same Shakespearean line can be read in a number of ways to show different feelings. With Benjamin’s instruction, I am shown how to bring charisma to the line in different ways through tone of voice. We should then bring this dynamism to our everyday speech to make a charismatic impression.
Extend Your Learning
In the video below, I practise the famous lines “To be or not to be” from Shakespeare. Practise these lines like a Shakespearean actor to develop the charisma in your voice.
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