Public Speaking

Public speaking involves the intricately connected components of a person’s vocal production system working differently than they do when speaking in a small group, over the phone, or one-on-one. With detailed knowledge of the form and function of this system, our speech therapists can work with you to develop goals related to your areas of need (i.e. projection, breath support, pitch, tone, vocal quality). This plan may include breathing and swallowing techniques to lower stress, accent modification (if applicable), and/or education on vocal hygiene to eliminate hoarseness. A speech therapist can help you identify how the stress and anxiety of public speaking may be negatively impacting your voice, and demonstrate techniques for how to combat their effects.