Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Stephanie Chasteen, a physicist and science educator who worked at National Public Radio in a crossover journalism internship for scientists, offers insights on vocalizing, based on her behind-the-scenes experience, in "The Voices in Your Head, or How NPR Reporters Do Their Voicing." She offers useful tips on everything from analyzing how you sound to how to write out your script to include emphasis and inflection. My take: These are especially useful for speakers who are being recorded, interviewed on-air, or podcasting, but there's plenty here to help the ears of your audience in a standard speech. Chasteen's internship was forged by my client (and former employer) the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Special thanks to Andy Carvin, NPR's social media guru, for sharing her post on Twitter!