The Voice Practice

At the Voice Practice,
JANET HOWD
harnesses the adrenaline rush which threatens to overwhelm all performers. She takes the terror out of talking and turns it into thrill.

Breath Of Life Or Kiss Of Death?

Your Voice And Your Presentation.

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Book Review

 

There are so many books about voice coaching and presentation skills that claim they will help you improve your voice, speaking and presenting ability. The Problem? So many of them are so boring to read! A bit harsh? Honestly, and I say this with my professional voice… 

What We Do

At the Voice Practice we help clients to keep their heads above water as they engage with an audience.

We know about performance. We know about presentation. We know about voice.

We also know how to share that knowledge effectively.

How We Do It

Voice and presentation sessions are undertaken on either a one-to-one or group basis. One-to-one coaching is tailored to a perceived weakness or a particular need.  Group workshops allow clients to try out new skills in a supportive and reflective environment.

Sessions are designed to help clients to perform with confidence whether briefing a single colleague, addressing video conferences or giving formal lectures.

Voice Practice Programmes

 

GETTING YOUR POINT ACROSS

We help all our clients structure and deliver coherent presentations. We can advise on any issues based on language and communication difficulties. And as some people are less adept than others at expressing ideas in one-to-one scenarios, we make sure all your conversations are clear, direct and engaging.

LEARNING THE ROPES

In a competitive marketplace, you will want to ensure that any investment you have made in your career pays off. We tailor sessions to the verbal communication skills and tools that will ensure you make your mark.

TRANSMITTING CORPORATE SPEAK

It’s all too easy for corporates to get wrapped up in their own jargon. In these cases, we work with you and your management to ensure that communication does not get lost in its own message.

THE LECTURE AS A PERFORMANCE

Employees on the conference circuit are ambassadors of the corporate brand and as such need to come across as polished and professional. The ideal way to present a lecture is to communicate the passion of the main ideas.

PAPER TIGERS

It is important for academics to realise that during the presentation of conference papers they are to be judged as speakers, not as authors. We can facilitate the scripting of publishable papers and assist the development of strong presentation techniques.

SCENE ON SCREEN

Video conferencing is now par for the course. The Voice Practice has considerable awareness of the presentational challenges and issues delegates have to address if they are to perform well on screens.

Voice Practice Programmes

 

POINT TO POINT

GETTING YOUR POINT ACROSS

We help all our clients structure and deliver coherent presentations. We can advise on any issues based on language and communication difficulties. And as some people are less adept than others at expressing ideas in one-to-one scenarios, we make sure all your conversations are clear, direct and engaging.

LEARNING THE ROPES

LEARNING THE ROPES

In a competitive marketplace, you will want to ensure that any investment you have made in your career pays off. We tailor sessions to the verbal communication skills and tools that will ensure you make your mark.

TRANSMITTING CORPORATE SPEAK 2

TRANSMITTING CORPORATE SPEAK

It’s all too easy for corporates to get wrapped up in their own jargon. In these cases, we work with you and your management to ensure that communication does not get lost in its own message.

lecture performance

THE LECTURE AS A PERFORMANCE

Employees on the conference circuit are ambassadors of the corporate brand and as such need to come across as polished and professional. The ideal way to present a lecture is to communicate the passion of the main ideas.

Paper Tigers

PAPER TIGERS

It is important for academics to realise that during the presentation of conference papers they are to be judged as speakers, not as authors. We can facilitate the scripting of publishable papers and assist the development of strong presentation techniques.

SCENE ON SCREEN

SCENE ON SCREEN

Video conferencing is now par for the course. The Voice Practice has considerable awareness of the presentational challenges and issues delegates have to address if they are to perform well on screens.

About The Voice Practice

Janet

Set up in 1993 by the international voice coach, Janet Howd, the Voice Practice helps to unlock the vocal confidence and self expression necessary to create and deliver high quality performance under any circumstance.

Janet Howd has a strong track-record of working with corporate and private clients, including those in academic and legal circles. Her voice and presentation skills workshops are always tailored to the needs of the individual, and – where appropriate – to fit the culture of specific organisations.

A skilled instructor, her ideas on voice and presentational teaching have been successfully applied in situations ranging from small group work in small rooms to large gatherings in vast auditoriums. Janet’s wide ranging knowledge of vocal technique and of the mental and physical effort needed to deliver an effective message give a vital, practical edge to her coaching.

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