IAP Workshop: Vocal Variation

January 29, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Part of the MIT Can Talk series, open to the MIT-community.

If everything that you say is delivered in the same exact way, with little variation in your speech, then it’s easy for an audience to lose focus and miss your message.

You need to help your audience separate the signal from the noise.

Help them parse (and consequently better understand) what it is you are saying by using ideas like silence, emphasis, speed and intonation to verbally punctuate your speech.


Take part in a series of six independent IAP workshop sessions on public speaking during the last week of IAP. The sessions are meant to be practical and interactive, and are open to all members of the MIT community. Each session is limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

* Participants of this session are encouraged to take part in the “MIT Can Talk” oratory competition on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3 at the MIT Museum (see IAP listing for more details).