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Workshops

For any of the group/team orientated sessions we deliver, integral to these would be the use of suitable ice-breakers. There are numerous ‘drama’ games and physical warm-ups which we could call upon to serve the purpose of relaxing everyone and getting them to think more creatively and ‘out of the box’ – they would address the areas below:

  • How important 1st impressions are
  • Making an impact
  • Being “ready”/ “switched on”
  • Listening and then contributing
  • Assertiveness techniques
  • Networking skills/interview skills
  • Body language
  • Defusing a situation using humour


What is a typical voice workshop?
The format of a classically designed voice workshop runs along the following:

Energiser/Icebreaker
The trainers will choose from a wide range accredited participatory exercises that have been designed for actors and non-actors.  These translate comfortably into any business scenario, with their clear relevance in terms of concentration, focus, multi-tasking, eye contact, anticipation and response.

Relax/Release
A systematic working though of flex/release for all the major joints. This section will highlight habitual tensions and facilitate best access to the breathing work that follows

Breathing and Support
Exploring and embodying abdominal breathing/ lateral and posterior rib swing and suspension on and free, sound production. Exploration of clavicular breathing/ breath retention and related diminution of power/stamina/resonance

Phonation
Effortless transition from breath into sound initiation – experiencing the “direct line” between abdominal stimulation and sound production

Resonance and Articulation
Working to recognise the important role played by neck/jaw/tongue, teeth and lips as inhibitors of vocal flexibility and virtuosity

Text
Taking this work into a practical context and exploring range and dynamic changes as communicative tools

Feedback
A short discussion/question and answer opportunity for clients to clarify any points that have been raised during the session and to feedback their reactions and overall impression of the experience.

 Check out our list of workshops available.