Screen Voice uses speed, pitch, tone and language to communicate different scenarios that can help a virtual audience give meaning to the ways you communicate without the reliance on the body language that is often absent in screen-to-screen communications. It is a subtle combination of what you say and how you say it.
Screen Voice is not about acting or radio voice styles, nor synthetic computer-generated voices.
How it's Different
Non-verbal communication is different in screen to-screen communications quite simply because a presenter may not be seen by the audience, either by choice or design. The energy, vibrations, and charisma from body language is absent.
Why it's Important
Because seeing a web-presenter’s face is often exceedingly difficult or even impossible, a speaker’s voice becomes the essential manner to deliver messages. Monotonous voice tones become quickly boring, and audiences can experience fatigue faster than in a face-to-face encounter. Using your voice with different emotions can help fill the Body Language gap and ease the comprehension of your messages by the web-audience.
How to do it Better
Speak from the HEART, not just the BRAIN.
Liberate your emotions and let your natural way of communicating stand out when you are on the screen.
Focus on the different emotions and language used in 4 different scenarios:
To get ACTION: Use a pragmatic urgent voice
To get PARTICIPATION: Use an entertaining and motivating inclusive voice
To show CARING: Use an understanding empathic voice
To demonstrate EXPERTISE: Use an authoritative knowledge voice