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How to Improve Your Speech

How’s your speech? 10/10? If it’s anything less, you can’t afford not to read this article. And chances are, if you’ve never put any work into it, your speech isn’t a 10/10.

Like anything else, speech is a skill that you can work on. You can improve and control your speech for maximum impact. Rather than just having “the voice that you were born with,” you can level up your speech to make it a powerful ally — in the club, on the job and everywhere else in your life. You have every reason to learn how to improve your speech.

But how do you make it happen?

Watch Videos on YouTube

There are tons of videos on YouTube providing speech coaching free of charge. Some of them are for business. Others are for actors. We recommend that you get a broad range of videos until you find a series that you really like. Then stick with that. Then maybe branch out and watch others. As always, the important thing here is doing the work. Put in the time and you’re going to be rewarded.

Read Books Out Loud

Next, you’ve got to practice. What’s one way to do that? Reading books out loud. Poetry works, but stories and essays are fine too. What you’re working on here isn’t just the tone of your voice, it’s also your cadence and pacing. So pay attention to those things as well. That’s the key to telling compelling stories and creating interest between you and women.

Listen to Yourself on Tape

A lot of guys don’t like to hear their own voice on tape. We get it. You never sound like you think you do and you generally don’t sound as good as you’d like. But here’s the thing: You’re using this time to objectively look at your speech and your speech patterns and do what you can to improve them. You’re not going to do that without pain and you’re not going to do that without evaluating how you currently speak. So grit your teeth, listen closely and take notes.

Modify Your Tone

Now you can start modifying your tone. By tone of speech we mean the “mood.” Do you sound angry when you talk? Sad? Excited? There’s a definite “default mood” that people have when they speak. It can be hard to pick out, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re having trouble coming up with it on your own. Now play with different moods. Get a feel for them. Try them on for size.

Modify Your Pitch

Your pitch is exactly what it sounds like: Are you deep or high? Try different pitches regardless of what the tone of your voice is. You’re going to need to get used to using a broad range.