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Vocal Qualities

This job offers ideas for a role play where one person becomes the speaker, who tells the others a 2-minute story in a normal tone of voice. With their eyes closed, the others listen for vocal qualities, noting their reactions to the speaker's volume, speech rate, and regional or ethnic accent. Rotate roles and have each person give feedback as the speaker.

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Please allow these hypothetical notes to serve as a sample for you to follow:

As you role play, the first speaker, Kenneth, speaks too softly in terms of tone and volume. Please change names as you see fit. In our feedback, we admitted that we had to strain to truly understand ...

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Vocal qualities are assessed briefly.