0257 – My Guide To Reading Out Loud, Naturally

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2021.09.14 – 0257 – My Guide To Reading Out Loud, Naturally

Here is my guide on ‘how to read out loud naturally’[1] which I developed as a BBC news presenter and then went on to use while train colleagues in national and local stations across the UK.


It’s a framework on how to vocalise various constructions of grammar, punctuation and logic which make up most news stories and scripts. Note I did not say ‘rules’, because although some sentences can only be read in one way, most can be read in a couple of ways to allow for personal interpretation, understanding and expression.


But I did say ‘naturally’. That’s because the idea behind this framework is to give the impression of natural speaking, of ‘conversationality’, so your reading is both intelligent and intelligible.


Don’t only read this section. It has to be read as part of the rest of the book. That’s because one’s tone, and volume and particularly pauses are as much a part of this technique as lifting and subduing individual words and phrases.


And during the days that you read it, absorb it and practice the techniques suggested within it, make sure that you listen – not to broadcasters but to real people and how they talk naturally. What words they lift and drop, and importantly, why. Because the vocalisation of words and phrases can sometimes carry more weight than the actual words themselves.


OK let’s go through this framework so you don’t fall victim to mechanical and meaningless recitations or oratorical affectations.


[1] With reference to “How To Speak The Written Word” by Nedra Newkirk Lamar, Revel, 1967


Audio recording script and show notes (c) 2021 Peter Stewart

Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your

confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and

projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic

techniques and voice care tips... with exercises and anecdotes from a career

spent in TV and radio studios. If you're wondering about how to start a

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And as themes develop over the weeks (that is, they are not

random topics day-by-day), this is a free, course to help you GET A BETTER

BROADCAST, PODCAST AND VIDEO VOICE.

Look out for more details of the book during 2021.

Contacts: https://linktr.ee/Peter_Stewart

Peter has been around voice and audio all his working life and

has trained hundreds of broadcasters in all styles of radio from pop music

stations such as Capital FM and BBC Radio 1 to Heart FM, the classical music

station BBC Radio 3 and regional BBC stations. He’s trained news presenters on

regional TV, the BBC News Channel and on flagship programmes such as the BBC’s

Panorama. Other trainees have been music presenters, breakfast show hosts,

travel news presenters and voice-over artists.

He has written a number of books on audio and video presentation

and production (“Essential Radio Journalism”, “JournoLists”, two editions of

“Essential Radio Skills” and three editions of “Broadcast Journalism”) and has

written on voice and presentation skills in the BBC’s in-house newspaper

“Ariel”.

Peter has presented hundreds of radio shows (you may have heard

him on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Virgin Radio or Kiss, as well as BBC regional

radio) with formats as diverse as music-presentation, interview shows,

‘special’ programmes for elections and budgets, live outside broadcasts and

commentaries and even the occasional sports, gardening and dedication

programmes. He has read several thousand news bulletins, and hosted nearly

2,000 podcast episodes, and is a vocal image consultant advising in all aspects

of voice and speech training for presenters on radio and TV, podcasts and

YouTube, voiceovers and videocalls.

The podcast title refers to those who may wish to change their

speaking voice in some way. It is not a suggestion that anyone should, or be

pressured into needing to. We love accents and dialects, and are well aware

that how we speak changes over time. The key is: is your voice successfully

communicating your message, so it is being understood (and potentially being

acted upon) by your target audience?

This podcast is London-based and examples are spoken in the RP

(Received Pronunciation) / standard-English / BBC English pronunciation,

although invariably applicable to other languages, accents and dialects.

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