How to Practice at Home Sentences Find a comfortable place to sit or stand. Take a few deep breaths, using your abdominal muscles. It might help to try finding your resonant voice by using the “inverted megaphone” before you begin. When you’re ready, read the sentences. You should have an easy feeling in your throat. Use forward focus – try to pay attention to vibrations in the front of the face around the nose or behind the teeth. Every now and then, repeat a sentence while gently pinching your nose. It shouldn’t sound any different. If you repeat a sentence with your nose pinched and it does sound different, try again, focusing on letting the sound move through your mouth. To help focus on oral airflow; you can blow a gentle but steady stream of air through a straw into a small amount of water. Focus on the feeling in your throat, focus on your breathing, and focus on keeping the air stream and bubbles constant. Paragraphs Find a comfortable place to sit or stand. Take a few deep breaths, using your abdominal muscles. You might try finding your resonance by using the “inverted megaphone” before you begin. When you’re ready, read the paragraphs. Remember to separate your words and pause at commas and periods. It make some time before this sounds and feels natural but practice will help you find a rate which lends itself to a more authoritative speaking style. For more practice, find some male speakers you enjoy listening to on Youtube and listen to their speaking style. Many presidents and talk show hosts have an authoritative speaking style. Listen to their pacing. Hear how every word is slightly separated and they pause between phrases. Do not try to change the natural pitch of your voice. You are only changing the rate of speech.