Think before you open your mouth
One of the reasons we mutter our words is that we haven’t really thought about what we’re going to say. Then, when we open our mouth to speak, we try to hide that fact by turning down our internal volume control. Which results in the words coming out indistincive, weak and blurry.
Pausing, even for a millisecond or two, and engaging your brain before you open your mouth is a good way to help overcome this issue. The brief pause allows you to collect your thoughts and even if they’re not perfectly organized they will at least be more coherent than they would have been otherwise.
Standing – rather than sitting – helps your confidence and this will come through in your voice. If you’re on the phone, clench one or both of your fists as this will make you sound more … Read the rest