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Public Speaking is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. Public speaking is commonly understood as formal, face-to-face, speaking of a single person to a group of listeners. However, due to the evolution of public speaking, it is now viewed more commonly as any form of speaking (formally and informally) between an audience and the speaker.
For me, a great speaker is someone who brings the best of themselves into the room in order to connect with their audience. Great speaker know their topic inside and out and have taken the risk to show up as their most authentic selves. You’re bringing YOUR ideas and bringing them to life in a way that connects with US. The bottom line is that you show your audience you are passionate, prepared, and care deeply about what we, as and audience, take away.
Nerves and anxiety are very natural when it comes to public speaking and communication and there’s no magic bullet. However, the good news is that you can learn techniques and skills to manage nervous energy and anxiety when they rear their ugly heads. Mark Twain famously said, “There are only two kinds of speakers in the world: The Nervous and Liars.”. Everyone gets nervous at some point and the trick is to learn how to use that energy to your advantage.
Basically, elocution is defined as the skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation.
As a voice coach and practitioner, my job is to help you find and free your natural voice in order to be more of the best of yourself more of the time. Ideally, a voice coach helps you become aware of your habits and skill set, get practical skills and techniques that you can take away, give you feedback about how you’re doing in your vocal delivery and what changes you can make to be better, and give you a structure of how to practice the skills and techniques you have learned.
Of course. Now is the best time to start gaining awareness about your voice, your objectives in training, and learn techniques to help you achieve your vocal presence and performance goals.
My experience as a voice coach and practitioner is based in two areas:
-25 years’ experience as a professional actor, singer, and key note speaker
-Focused training in specified voice techniques and aesthetics.
I have trained and use regularly in my own professional work elements from Linklater Voice Technique, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Cicely Berry, Stanislavski, and voice and text aesthetics from the Royal Shakespeare Company
I work extensively with voice professionals who want to upskill and sharpen their existing arsenal of vocal and performance skills. I provide advanced voice and body training on a regular basis for actors, singers, and professional speakers who want to gain more insight into their craft, turbo charge their performances, and push themselves outside their comfort zones.
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