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What Gear Is Your Voice In?

Discover Your Voice Workshop - Saturday 27th July 2019, 10am - 4pm (Full details in post below)

What Gear Is Your Voice In?

I am running a new, introductory voice workshop, 'Discover Your Voice' very soon. Over the last couple of days, I have been wracking my creative writing brain to come up with a good way to help people decide if this is a useful workshop for them, instead of just writing a list. I wanted something that helps people have an ‘Aha! That’s for me!’ moment and jump on the 'phone to get in touch. Today, I went to do my Day 25 of the ‘Body Groove Challenge’ and Misty Tripoli’s challenge writes:

‘Imagine for a second if you owned a really expensive sports car, like a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. What if when you drove this car that you never took it out of first gear. That you kept your speed to less than 20-30 miles per hour? Wouldn’t that be a waste of the car’s potential, the things it could do?’
I had my own ‘Aha!’ moment. Don’t you just love it when that happens!

What Gear Is Your Voice In?

This course is an introduction to discover the potential of your voice, and to work towards it's next gear. Firstly, it is important to understand that your voice is fine as it is. Voice coaching is for those who WANT to take it up into the next gear.

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NEW: Discover Your Voice Workshop

Saturday 27th July 2019, 10am - 4pm

Venue: In Tune, The Storey Institute, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TH

Tickets per person £75.00 (Bookings and payments close promptly at 5pm, Thursday 25th July 2019)

Only 8 Places to ensure supportive environment (min of 4 required to run)

Discover your voice’s potential, find and free your voice and begin practising exercises to get the most from it!

An introductory workshop for those who want to learn about their voice and how they can begin to use it more effectively for creative or professional development. 

This session covers the introductory work for voice work and the beginnings of exploration of building your voice skills. Perfect for those who want to find and free their voice and those wanting to grow in confidence with their voice.

The course is delivered as a highly practical and interactive workshop and group sizes are kept small, around 8, people to ensure that everyone gets chance to explore their voice’s potential on the day.

It is designed to equip you to learn and begin to practise skills needed to find and free your voice and/or to begin building skills to use your voice more effectively, confidently and with greater impact. 

You will be working in pairs and in small groups in order to practise the exercises and delivery back to the whole group at regular intervals.

How to book

To book your place, click here and fill out the 'contact us' information with your email and mobile telephone number. Do include a brief message that you would like to book on this course and I will send out an email with booking form and payment details. Once payment received, I will confirm your place. Please read FAQ's.

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Love Your Voice

14th February 2019 

Voice Tips Blog

Love your voice. It's the only one you've got. Take care of it. Warm it up if you’re using it often throughout your day. Love it at its worst, at its best and in-between. If you regularly have trouble with your voice, go get it checked by a laryngologist (via your GP). If you’re just not really in love with your voice, think about times you don't really dwell on it and those times you do not love it.

What is happening in the situations where you’re not dwelling on it?
Are you happy and relaxed working a job you like, or at home with family and friends just chilling out?

What is happening when you’re noticing you’re not loving it?
Are you working in a new job that you’re getting used to? Feeling like your voice is letting you down? Are you talking to a room full of students or conference delegates and struggling to be heard, or your voice is cracking? Do you think your voice is too high or too low? I could go on, but I've a busy afternoon ahead so I'll be brief (ish).

1.     Release… let go… and love it

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Your Voice Is Closely Linked To Emotion

15th October 2018

Voice Tip/ Mini Blog

Have you ever tried hiding sadness over the telephone, only to have a good friend immediately ask 'What's wrong?'. 

Yes, our emotions give us away most of the time. Face-to-face, our good friends are likely to tell that we are upset, but we may be able to hide it more in other face-to-face interactions. Our emotions affect the way that we move, sit, stand, walk, talk and in the way we communicate with others. Our muscles tighten or release in reponse to the various chemicals entering or leaving our bodies and the tension, or released sounds, are also apparent in our voice. In particular, over the telephone when we cannot see the other person, we naturally tend to pay more attention to our auditory senses to 'listen' to the other person and we are far more likely to pick up cues on how the other person is feeling, even strangers. 

A great example of how we 'hear' emotion, is to think of young babies and their parent/primary care givers. The baby can be in another room fast asleep, wake up and cry and the parent/carer knows what that specific cry means;

  • Turn me over (I'm stuck on my front!)
  • Help! I need a nappy change fast!
  • I want to be fed!
  • Attention! I need attention, just a hug will do!
  • I don't feel well!

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Using Your Voice Regularly? Learn Voice Care

8th October 2018

Voice Tip 

This post is to get you to think about what you use your voice for on a daily and regular basis. There are many people who are in very obvious voice use positions such as; voice over artists, actors, broadcasters, professional public speakers, and those in teaching positions and these people can struggle to last through the day with their speaking voice and think this is okay. It's not okay for your voice. If you fall into this category, without help, your voice can get into alsorts of problems and potentially create problems for your career. Other people use their voices quite a lot in their work or during the course of their hobbies, and don't really realise it until they lose their voice due to something like a nasty virus, or just overuse, misuse or even 'abuse'; the latter refers to using your voice, too often, too loudly and too much! 

 

Learn How To Use Your Voice

Take some time to consider all the speaking you do in your days and weeks, follow these voice tips and contact me if you would like more specific help.

For more information on the services I offer in relation to this or other posts, please contact me to book your Voice Work Consultation. 

World Smile Day 

5th October 2018

Voice Tip 

It's World Smile Day today - Smile and the whole world smiles with you! Smiling not only shows others that you are feeling happy, it also helps your voice sound great too!

If you would like to find out more about how I can help you make your voice sound amazing, please get in touch. 

For more information on the services I offer in relation to this or other posts, please contact me to book your Voice Work Consultation. 

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