“Words mean more than what is set down on paper.
It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
– Maya Angelou

Vocal Presence

HOW TO UNLOCK THE HIDDEN POWER OF YOUR VOICE

  • Do you feel your voice and manner of speaking is holding you back?
  • Is your normal style of speech too fast, too garbled or too monotone to carry effectively?
  • Do you struggle to hold audience attention when you present?

Imagine using techniques honed in the performing arts to make your voice more compelling and engaging.  We will teach you how to do that in a dedicated programme.

Individual Coaching

Is this for you

Consciously using your voice as an effective communication tool is a skill. Like all skills it can be taught, learned and practiced to become better.

Using time-honoured techniques from the performing arts and honed for the business executive, we can transform your credibility and confidence.

Learn to understand what makes a confident and engaging voice, and what you need to change in your own style in order to achieve this.

Individual Vocal Presence Programme

We use a comprehensive assessment to identify your key challenges and design a programme just for you and delivered to you by a professional voice coach. The programme includes proven voice principles such as:

  • The fundamentals of vocal production – posture, breath and tension – understanding where and how your voice is produced
  • When and how to use your voice strategically for emphasis – through work on volume, pitch range and inflection
  • Understanding and learn to build emotional connection with your listeners
  • Pace and Timing – keep them on the edge of their seats! and instil credibility
  • “The Power of the Pause” Make sure they HEAR your message.
  • How to sound instantly more credible with work on articulation
  • Using tools such as video and audio recordings, our vocal experts coach you in using all these techniques to gain the results you want.

Fast Track Vocal Presence Programme

In a short time frame (3 hours), learn to understand what makes an engaging voice, and what you need to change in your own style in order to achieve this.

Suitable if:

  • You would like to build on your vocal skills but time pressures are a factor for you
  • You are preparing for an upcoming event and you would like to polish your vocal impact
  • You feel constructive, professional feedback would help you in your current role

Using time-honoured techniques from performing arts and honed for the business executive, we can transform your vocal credibility and confidence very quickly.

Accent & Speech Programme

Accent and pronunciation challenges can lead to mis-communication, confusion and ultimately hinder professional and personal development. This programme is designed to:

  • Polish your current accent and speaking style as a non native speaker to ensure you speak with greater confidence and clarity
  • Build your confidence when speaking using expertise from voice and speech techniques

Elements include

  • Learn techniques to help with fluency – understand principles of stress and connected speech
  • Correction of vowel and consonant formation through an awareness of English phonetics
  • Articulate with greater clarity and commitment through work on tailored speech exercises
  • Use your voice to engage your listener with tailored voice training techniques

In Company Group Programmes

Is this for your company?

Confident Speak have created hugely effective programmes to assist businesses in all sectors. Using time-honoured techniques from performing arts and honed for business executives, we can transform your team’s credibility and confidence. We work on a small group basis, depending on the company’s needs. Consciously using your voice as an effective communication tool is a skill. Like all skills it can be taught, learned and practiced to become better.

In Company Vocal Presence Programme

  • Is your team required to influence, educate or simply connecting with customers or clients regularly?
  • Do you feel your team could be more polished and impactful in their verbal communication?
  • Does your team need to communicate with confidence and credibility via teleconference or video conference on a regular basis?
  • Imagine using techniques honed in the performing arts to make vocal delivery more compelling and engaging. We will teach your business how to do that in our dedicated In-company group programme.

Vocal Presence Open Programme

Over time and experience, we have developed a 1 day Vocal Presence programme to address key challenges faced by executives. The programme, which is limited to 6 attendees runs quarterly and is delivered to you by a professional voice coach.

  • Do you feel your voice and manner of speaking is holding you back?
  • Is your normal style of speech too fast, too garbled or too monotone to carry effectively?
  • Do you wish to work on these skills away from your colleagues but in a group environment?

The programme includes proven voice principles such as:

  • The fundamentals of vocal production – posture, breath and tension – understanding where your voice is created
  • When and how to use your voice strategically for emphasis – through work on volume, pitch range and inflection
  • Understanding and learn to build emotional connection with your listeners
  • Pace and Timing – keep them on the edge of their seats! and instil credibility
  • “The Power of the Pause” Make sure they HEAR your message. Clearly.
  • How to sound instantly more credible with work on articulation

Using tools such as video and audio recordings, our vocal experts coach you in using all these techniques to gain the results you want.

Accent & Speech In-Company Programme

This programme is specifically designed for non-native English speaking executives facing challenges communicating.

The programme will:

  • Improve pronunciation of English to ensure greater confidence and clarity
  • Polish current accent and speaking style of non-native English speaking executives
  • Build confidence when speaking, using voice and speech techniques, english phonetics and elocution practices

We use a comprehensive assessment process to identify key challenges. This allows us to then customize a programme for specific business needs. Our core objective is to enable clients to communicate with clarity and credibility to achieve their results. We work on a small group basis, depending on the company’s needs.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Testimonials

It was excellent. The voice couch was so lovely and helpful and I would recommend that all consultants do it.

Very beneficial and no harm to do something like that every now and then as it refocuses you and makes you look at your own style and check where you can improve it.

Excellent programme, would recommend to all consultants.

Goes beyond standard practices of how to present and refocuses you on what you are saying and not just how you are saying it.

Senior Consultants, Cornmarket Financial Services

This was my first exposure to techniques used in the world of theatre and I found it excellent. The coaching was very practical and effective. It was better than expected. I found every aspect very practical and useful.

It’s a very good service and I hope to do more training with you in the future

Breda Keena, Founder at Depublish

Olivia is the perfect companion for anyone keen to learn how to finally press that ‘unmute’ button!

Martin Zustak, Senior Manager SAP

The programme helps but I really need to do a lot of practice to get my accent improved.

I would tell my manager to recommend the programme to all non English native speakers in our line

It is very good and useful programme to improve communication skills.

Senior Engineers Ericsson LM

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