Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Acting and public speaking have only two things in common: both need an audience and both involve words coming out of the mouth. Admittedly, I do hope you are entertaining as a public speaker but that should not be your first priority. Certainly an acting background can be beneficial for public speaking, but it is important to understand that acting involves taking on the role of a different character.
What is also interesting is that actors do not need strong, personal communication skills to be great in their craft.

One of the most striking differences between the actor and the public speaker is the quality of voice so obvious with the former, especially stage actors. Yes, both acting and public speaking require an audience and a voice, but that is where the similarities end. This entry was posted in Public Speaking Tips and tagged acting voice, communicate with audience, communication skills, control nervousness, project voice, public speaking voice, voice training. Join me for my next 2-Day Voice & Presentation Skills Workshop Mt Laurel, July 15 & 16, and discover your 'real' voice. A graduate of Gettysburg College with a BA in music, she discovered the techniques for improving the sound of the speaking voice while in graduate school at American University in Washington, D.C.

For those who are unable to work with her directly, there is Voicing It!, The Voice Dynamic Approach, on DVD which you can order at our Online Store.

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