Improve your speaking voice

Course Dates: 30/10/20 - 04/12/20
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: Online
Tutors:

Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Improving vocal skills for business and professional people by creating spontaneity and confidence in vocal expression and with attention to articulation. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages. It will be delivered online.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The physicalisation of sound and words.
Clarity of articulation.
Confidence-building.
Communication skills.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use your voice as an expression of yourself.
Demonstrate confidence in your ability to communicate through the voice.
Express the physical power and beauty of language.
Maintain vocal confidence when faced with new and/or challenging situations.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginners. It is for students whose first language is English. Speakers of other languages should enrol on Pronunciation and Self-Presentation.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Individual practical work. Work in pairs/small groups/large group. Theoretical input will be minimal and fed into practical sessions. You will need to prepare some exercises between classes.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please read around the subject of voice work before you join the course. Please bring a notebook and pen to the class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Public Speaking; Clear Speech; Making Your Voice Heard; Voice Technique.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Fantastic course, well worth the time and money. It helped me to make significant improvements in my vocal skills.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/11/2019)
This course made me and others on it do what we wanted to do improve our voices. The teacher got us to do things we thought we could never do. Also the exercises can be done at home safely to continue improvement of our voices. Go for it a good introduction for anyone wanting to study voice as well.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/08/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Nikki Kelly

Nikki has taught voice at City Lit since 2011, as well as other London drama schools. Her focus is the rigour and clarity of articulation aligned with proper breath technique and projection. She is best known to millions of viewers for her role as Sylvia in the 1980s show “Hi-de-Hi!” for BBC TV. Nikki trained at Rose Bruford College, and gained early theatre experience in rep companies in the UK and abroad, including “No Sex Please, We’re British” (Sweden), “Confessions of a Window Cleaner” in (Zimbabwe) and “Who Goes Bare” (South Africa). She toured with John Inman in “Bedside Manners,” to rave reviews. Other theatre credits include “Medea,” “Bleak House,” “Murder By Sex,” “Not Now Darling,” “Mixed Doubles,” and “Strip Poker.” On TV, Nikki has appeared in “The Sweeney,” “Life begins at Forty,” and “The Lenny Henry Show,” amongst others. At Christmas, Nikki can be found playing the Wicked Queen in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”or the Wicked Witch in “The Wizard of Oz.” Her distinctive voice has enabled her to work extensively in the voice-over field. Nikki comes from a large theatre family that included her great uncle, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, a founder of RADA.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: DVX050

Full Fri, eve, 30 Oct - 04 Dec '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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