manager May 25, 2017 No Comments

Shhhhhh…. Don’t be afraid of the Silence

I have always enjoyed listening to great speakers as they find words to describe the indescribable and can take you on a journey you didn’t expect. In the wake of the atrocious attack at Manchester Arena the Poet, Tony Walsh did just that by delivering an amazing tribute to Manchester and its people, called ‘This Is The Place’.

I was enthralled and also reminded of something all great orators do. Read more

Thinking on your feet

I’ve experienced it before – I ask the group, “Who has a question?” and a hand goes up. I’m feeling confident, I know my material so all should be OK….  But then they ask the one question I wasn’t prepared for!! Aaarrgghh, now what do I do, how do I manage to look competent whilst at the same time trying to figure out my response?? Read more

Tone of Voice

Any vocal coach worth their salt can tell you that our vocal range has 8 different octaves with 7 notes in each. Singers are exercising these ranges all the time but the rest of us don’t (really) harness that vocal variety in our speaking voices.

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Make the right impact visually and vocally

Remember that your posture makes a big difference to the quality of your voice. I was reminded of this again recently as I worked with a new client who had a tendency to push her neck forward and jut her chin up. When I asked her to sit up, keep the neck straight and look forward, the difference in the sound of her voice was immediate! Read more