The human voice is
a remarkably powerful tool. Through it we can impress, encourage,
persuade, convince and inspire those listening to us. However,
many people simply do not get the most from their spoken voice.
Voicing Ideas is
an exciting new programme from Conducting Business. It is a unique
opportunity, led by the distinguished international soprano,
Alison Pearce. Courses aim to help individuals exploit the extraordinary
asset that is their voice.
Pearce's web site for more background information.
Body posture and breathing techniques
• Articulation and enunciation
Vocal power and projection.
But this is just the start.
Once the basics are understood, learning proceeds to uncover the
variety of ways to make maximum impact:
Inflection and emphasis • Pace, phrasing and pausing
• Connecting with the audience • Psychology of intent.
Consideration is also given to presentation planning, body language,
use of presentational aids etc. This learning can then be applied
in a “safe” environment with feedback. Depending on client
requirements, components and emphases can be varied. Teaching can
be delivered through one to one sessions or interactive groups, or
can take the form of a master class.
Pearce has a distinguished international career
as a soprano soloist in oratorio, opera and recital. She
appears with the world's leading conductors and orchestras
at major venues and festivals as well as broadcasting for
radio and television. She is Professor in the Vocal Department
of the Royal Academy of Music, and is regularly invited
to give master-classes throughout the world.