Practice Out Loud
Be sure and proclaim your reading out loud multiple times so you can hear how your proclamation sounds. Make sure you are striking the chords you intend. Get used to the sound of your own voice and when it is at its best. Call yourself on the phone and proclaim your reading on voice mail, then dial into your voice mail and listen to your reading. Is it what you thought it would be? Adjust, as necessary. Videotape yourself if you have the equipment. Proclaim out loud for a friend or family member for feedback and practice.