Your voice is a tool. Once you know how to use it properly, you can make an impression.
My approach is practical and hands-on. Using actor training techniques and my professional experience as an actor I will 'direct' and work with you on:
BREATHING, POSTURE and PHYSICAL EXPRESSION. They are connected and can all impact on the quality of your voice, your pitch and your tone.
The SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE. Using the vowel and consonant sounds to their full advantage will enhance the impact of the words you use.
LANGUAGE QUALITIES. Intonation, pacing, volume, projection etc. These aspects will give variety to your voice, make what you say more interesting and engage your listener.
EMOTION. Finding the feeling and truth behind what you're saying is key to engaging with your audience and being authentic.
VARIETY. We will use tongue twisters, speeches, poems as well as your own material to provide as much variety
as possible to practise different styles of language and how it works.
From voice basics to working with text to overcoming nervousness to authentic performance I will work with you in a professional and discreet manner. It'll be challenging but fun!
As a native-English speaker (British) and experienced language teacher I will also help you with accent, pronunciation, expressions, grammar and all aspects of the English language to enhance your speaking skills.
I can also help you write and proof-read your speeches/presentations to give them a 'natural' English style.
If you're still wondering if voice coaching is for you, why not schedule a short phone call or Skype session. We'll go over the programme, assess your needs or voice level and decide if this is right for you. Notify me via the contact form and we'll schedule a short phone call or Skype session.