You know when a speaker has good, crisp diction because you can hear all their words.
When a speaker has poor diction the listener will
- Miss some of their words.
- Feel they are speaking too fast
- Not hear the end of their sentences
Diction problems can severely compromise the speaker’s message.
The problem, and so the solution, is with speaker’s consonants.
Consonants are the hard sounds of a word – T, D. K, G, etc…
These contain the energy of a word, carrying the sound from the speaker, across a space, to their audience,. If a speaker’s consonants are too soft, or weak, then the word is not given sufficient energy to successfully make the journey from speaker to audience.
Our Voice Coaches can give clients techniques and exercises that will strengthen the consonants in their speech.