There are occasionally times that our speaking in public we will be a reading. This may occur in a situation like a wedding or a funeral.
You could be asked to read from anything including, but not limited to, Shakespeare (his plays or sonnets), poetry, prose (novels, short stories, etc), theatre play-scripts and so on. I’ll provide you with a few sources where you can find examples of text to read out loud to a friend… you know for practise.
If you are a member of Toastmasters International one of the advanced manuals is actually an interpretive reading manual.
Reading or interpreting text out loud is easier than it sounds. I’m going to highlight some of the pitfalls that I have come across and try to provide appropriate solutions too.