A key tip for lawyers: how to make your speech clearer

A key tip for lawyers: how to make your speech clearer

Speech is made up of words. Words are made up of consonants and vowels. You need them both and they fulfill different roles.

The vowels add energy and emotion and the consonants add commitment and precision and carry the intelligence of the sentence.

Vowels add colour and consonants add clarity.

However, there needs to be a delicate balance between vowels and consonants. If the vowels dominate, the sense may be drowned by too much feeling. If the consonants dominate, you might marvel at the clarity of the speech but remain unmoved.

If you don’t take the time to really shape these vowels and consonants your speech will lack life and energy, you will be harder to listen to and you could sound bland.