Public speaking, whether online or at public events, is an increasing part of work for so many of us, but it can be a daunting prospect. Many of us struggle with nerves, feeling exposed, a naturally quiet speaking voice or an accent that makes it harder for people to understand us. If you’d like to develop your communication and presentation skills, Resonate can help you. We offer one to one coaching to help you with whatever aspect of speaking that you would like to develop.
A powerful voice relies on good breath support to create resonance, colour and dynamic range. Learn how to draw out the natural power and character of your voice using tools drawn from the worlds of acting and singing. If your presentation work tends to be in the virtual sphere, you may still wish to learn ways to develop your vocal range and timbre in order to keep your listeners engaged and interested.
Learn how to make an impact as soon as you enter the room, to give presentations that keep the audience engaged, to use storytelling and humour to assist in putting your message across, to include your own personality.
Learn how to deal with the nerves that often come with speaking in public and to harness the fear to enhance your performance, using techniques of breathing, visualisation and body awareness from the world of theatre and mindfulness.
Diversity of accents is something that makes the English language beautiful, and keeping the musicality of your native tongue can be an asset, as long as you can be understood clearly. Learn how to soften any problematic vowels using phonetics and other vocal exercises.
Recording the voice is a particular skill, and there are many things you can do to improve the quality of your audio presentation. Learn how to use a microphone to your advantage, to improve articulation and address issues with the voice such as breathiness, stammering, glottal stops and other harsh sounds.
Many of us have to film ourselves as part of our work and it can be hard if we aren’t used to it. Learn how to get comfortable in front of the camera, to relax and be yourself whilst maintaining a sense of the technical aspect of being filmed.