Improve your speaking voice
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
What is the course about?
Do you need help in speaking with confidence and getting your point across in situations where you really need to make an impact? Explore ways to improve these skills.
What will we cover?
Effective communication skills and how we can adapt techniques from areas such as Storytelling and Performance to assist in the business world as well as everyday communication.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Be the person you regard as the 'influencer' by learning new pathways to speak and be heard with authenticity.
Get your point across at times you need to make an impact.
Improve your tactical skills to be brave in your interventions.
Sharpen the technical skills associated with using your voice.
Deliver dynamic presentations to audiences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Everyone is welcome. If you are a non-native speaker, you must have fluent English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be practical exercises that help develop confidence, and feedback given at regular intervals. The tutor (an Actor, Teacher, Storyteller, and Facilitator) has worked at many conferences linked to prestigious companies, and has observed the patterns of successful presentation. There may be some preparation of pieces between classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Notepad and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Voice Technique: Improvers.
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.
John Eastman is a storytelling consultant, facilitator, and commercial voiceover artist. He spent many years as an actor in London - he toured the UK as Polonius in Hamlet and performed the lead in Ionesco’s The Lesson (Jury Prize, International Festival, Bucharest) - but now spends more time as a freelance teaching artist. After drama training in Queensland, Australia, John moved to London and completed his MA in Education from Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked on many diverse education projects, as well as lecturing at London Contemporary College of the Arts and Brunel University. Ongoing projects include Royal National Theatre (Teaching Associate), event support work with Simply Simply, working with presentations at conferences and more recently Clod Ensemble (Health Sector Support) and working as a tutor with Microsoft. He has an active presence on Linked-In, and continues to perform storytelling upon request. He has been teaching Storytelling for Business and Pleasure at City Lit since 2010.
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.