What does ‘Speak Well’ mean?
‘Speak Well’ does not mean having a posh voice – or a particular accent.
‘Speak Well’ means being clearly heard and understood by the audience you are speaking to.
It means fulfilling your speaking aim – whether that’s to motivate, persuade, entertain, inspire...
Or simply to inform.
Everyone is born with a free voice (as parents of new babies know only too well) but all of us develop vocal habits that can limit our expressiveness.
Spoken-voice exercises take us outside our habitual ranges of pitch, pace and power and allow us to explore our voices – while exercises on context explore audience connection.
Ultimately, to ‘Speak Well’ means connecting with your voice – whether that be to friends, peers or an audience of thousands.