There’s a difference between telling stories, and being a story teller. Your voice has the power to enable you to be a story teller. Here are some tips to help you along:
Be expressive in your speech. You want your audience to feel your enthusiasm, and this must be channeled through the way you sound. In order to do this, take the time to record yourself and most importantly, practice, practice, practice!
Put yourself into the story, do not be afraid to use your voice to imitate the characters in the story. This may be a little bit uncomfortable for you at the start, but this would help your audience to feel your energy and enjoy listening to your story. It also helps to not be shy.
Articulate Your Words Clearly
It’s always a good practice to pronounce your words with the right annotations and this is even more important when you are telling a story. It’s also important that apart from speaking clearly, you speak at the right volume. Being too soft would mean that your audience would struggle to hear what you have to say. Being too loud can easily cause your audience to switch off, especially if you sound unpleasant.
Your voice is a powerful tool. Use the power of your voice to become a great story teller!