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Breathing's Note: Diaphragmatic Breathing for Speaking

This is my notes about diaphragmatic breathing for speaking. hope this simple explanation can help you to achieve your dream to become the best speaker in your area and expertise. Wishing you success!

The diaphragmatic breathing technique holds paramount significance, particularly for singers and public speakers. This approach involves inhaling deeply, directing the breath toward the diaphragm, and fully engaging this vital muscle. Unlike shallow chest breathing, diaphragmatic breathing optimally utilizes lung capacity, allowing individuals to harness and retain up to 30% more air.

To initiate this technique, it is imperative to place a hand on the diaphragm rather than the chest. By doing so, one can consciously focus on drawing air into the lower lungs. This deliberate effort ensures that the breath is harnessed efficiently and the diaphragm is fully engaged.

Once the breath is secured in the diaphragm, the subsequent step involves releasing it methodically. This is achieved by exhaling slowly, preferably through a controlled hissing sound. This gradual exhalation aids in maintaining composure and extending the breath, essential for projecting a strong and steady voice during public speaking engagements.

Moreover, the technique involves a nuanced approach, often referred to as "stealing the breath." This entails strategically pausing to inhale at punctuations, such as periods or question marks, during speech delivery. This strategic breath "theft" not only allows speakers to replenish their lung capacity but also creates natural breaks that enhance rhythm and fluency in speech.

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