Improve your speaking voice
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DVX052
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
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.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The physicalisation of sound and words.
Clarity of articulation.
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 at home.
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.
Lloyd Wylde is a former actor and now Voice Coach trained at LAMDA and at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has worked for the Education Department at the National Theatre, Historic Palaces, Wellcome Trust and Soho Theatre, at several drama schools, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as independent work. At City Lit she has taught Actor's Voice: beginners and improvers, Communicate with confidence through voice and body language, Self-presentation skills for business people (with Nikki Kelly), Use your voice assertively, and on the Foundation Drama and Acting Diploma courses. Having worked at City Lit since 2015, Lloyd enjoys the diverse range of students that come to City Lit keen to learn. She aims to help all students achieve their potential, find and harness the power of their voice, all within a safe and fun environment. Voice is in the body and is an expression of your personality and presence. Lloyd aims to help you find out what your strength is and help yourself counter the things that might get in the way. Come and play with your voice and see what you can discover.
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.