Voice support for public speaking

Become a more confident and engaging speaker

 

Being able speak in public is a much sought after skill for both work and personal life. 

In interview situations, auditions, staff meetings and speaking at special events like weddings, public speaking is a skill that can be learnt and enjoyed.

This course will give you the tools to help prepare your voice for speaking, give you confidence in your delivery and tools to engage your audience in the most effective and authentic way, supporting you in becoming a more confident and engaging speaker. You will work towards presenting a short speech of your choosing. Our final session will culminate in a short work in progress presentation to explore using the techniques you’ve learnt in practice.

About the course

  • H Part-time, online short course
  • & Six weeks: 2 February – 9 March
  • c Tuesday: 7-9pm
  • * Cost: £320

What to expect

Week one
Vocal health – preparing and maintaining your voice

This session will focus on how to take care of your voice and use it sustainably in any environment. 

Through a clear progression of exercises, you will develop techniques to ensure a healthy and effective voice.

Week two
Status – entering a space with confidence

This week we will explore our habits good and bad. Through careful observation and feedback, we can begin to explore what does and does not allow us to be our most expressive selves. This session will look at the first impression we give off when we enter a room and develop techniques to support with making a positive first impression. As well as finding ways to make us feel present and at home as a presenter.

 

Week three
Text detectives – using the punctuation to help you

In this session we will begin to look at how marking up your speech and paying atteuntion to the punctuation can support you in delivering a clear and well-paced presentation.

Week four
Text detectives – using the text to help you

This week will focus on exploring how to find key words and ways to make your speech sound more interesting and engaging.

 

Week five
Body and voice – Body and gesture and how it can help deliver your message

This week will be a chance to explore gesture and how it can support and, if done effectively, enhance your presentation. By trying out some exercises that combine voice and gesture we will develop strategies that allow us to find gestures that directly match our words.

Week six
Presentation

Our final session will be an opportunity to share the pieces that you’ve been working on, in an online presentation. This will be for an invited audience only and will be a work in progress showing.