If you want a near symmetric smile and clear diction, do the exercises prescribed below regularly. They were compiled from suggestions of professionals working in various aspects of a related industry, such as radio disc jockeys, speech therapists, & voice coaches. We can all improve in the area of intonation, voice, & mouth/lip control. See video for demonstrations.
Place emphasis on the bolded word and see how the meaning of the same sentence changes. This shows you that you should be careful with how you say what you’re saying.
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning: Someone else said it, not me.
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning: I said something else, not that.
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning:This was implied, but not said by me.
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning: I did not say she took it, it was he
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning: She bought it, not took it.
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning: This book, not that one.
I didn’t say she took that book…. Meaning: The book wasn’t taken, it was the pencil.
Say the following words in a descriptive manner that tells the listener what it means according to your pitch:
Practice pronouncing the following words clearly by saying every syllable and not dropping any sounds, slurring or substituting words:
Playing Therapy Bottle Girl Wake
Working Theater Gifts Pearl Curt
Talking Thesaurus Guests Curl Bird
Listening Thigh Gentlemen Shut Artist
Eating Thought Brink Hurt Company
Drinking Theme General Loin Depths
Thinking Theology Clothes Bun Mountain
Doing Third Chocolate Foil Thin
Saying Thesis Comfortable Verse Thug
Anything Thirty Opportunity Person Theatrical
Going Thermal Sentences Toy Theoretical
Trying Thousand Library Learn Speaking
Ringing Thunder Government Voice Hearing
Dealing Thank Wanted Turn Seeing
Time yourself speaking the paragraph below. Finish the whole thing in 30, 60 ,then 90 seconds. Find a comfortable pace to speak in and take care to announce all the syllables clearly! The bolded word is the midpoint, where you should be half way through at each 15, 30, and 45 second point, respectively.
Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices; a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters and streams from Lebanon. Awake, O north wind; and come thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof my flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
In case you’re wondering, the above paragraph is from the book called the Song of Solomon 🙂