Never ‘repeat’ and give up filler words – voice coach reveals his tips and tricks to help you sound more confident when speaking in public
- Sally Prosser is a voice coach and has shared how to speak confidently.
- She said you should avoid “happy voices”, not use filler words, and not “talk”
- After posting a TikTok video, the post has been viewed more than 1.6 million times
An Australian voice coach and former broadcast journalist has revealed how to improve his speech and sound safer.
Brisbane-based Sally Prosser shared a video on TikTok and said three easy steps are all it takes to make your public speaking infinitely better.
In the video, Sally said that you should always avoid ‘vocal fry’ by breathing as you speak, you shouldn’t use too many filler words like ‘like’, and you shouldn’t ‘speak’ at the end of each sentence.
“Don’t do these three things if you want to appear confident, competent and credible,” said Sally.
Since the publication of the online publication, the video has gone viral and has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.
Sally Prosser (pictured) shared a video on TikTok and said that three simple steps can be implemented to improve speech
Sally told FEMAIL that the reason people speak is often because the “little voice” inside their heads doubts what they are saying.
Sally’s tips for sounding safer
1. Avoid ‘vocal fry’ and breathe between sentences
2. Don’t use too many filler words like ‘like’, ‘um’, ‘so’ or ‘and’
3. Avoid “talking” or a growing inflection at the end of a sentence
He explained that to avoid speaking out loud, you must first start with your mindset and what you are saying.
“Start with your mindset because your real voice is a megaphone for your inner voice,” said Sally.
In addition to the three simple tips, Sally said, “The most important thing you can do to sound confident is to” develop a relationship with your voice “and learn to control it.
“Having confidence in the ability to control your voice means that you can use it to get the best effect,” he said.
‘People often think about how the world sees them, but forget how the world listens to them. Your voice matters, ” he said.
Other tips to improve speech and sound safely
Tell yourself you have something valuable to say
Breathe deep and deep, away from your shoulders
Open your jaw and let the sound out
“If people know how to control their voice, they can have a better impact and feel more confident about speaking.”
Sally explained that her main goal is to educate as many people as possible to speak with confidence, clarity and charisma.
Sally said she has a range of clients that include journalists, business owners, corporations and anyone who has not sworn a vote of silence for life.
‘People often think about how the world sees them, but forget how the world listens to them. Your voice matters – Sally said
Sally offers a variety of individual and group training for anyone who wants to improve their voice or speech.
Starting Monday, May 25, Sally will also host her six-week voice change course for anyone who wants to improve their voice.
Those interested can register on Sally’s website at sallyprosser.com