Speak up for success: Voice coaching for everyone (11 November)
This GRADskills workshop is for research postgraduate students in any year of study, but some places will be held for taught postgrads. Since listeners pay attention to how things are said as well as what is said, this workshop will help you to achieve that professional broadcast and public speaking standard that gets your brilliant ideas across and allows you to feel so comfortable speaking that you can focus on your talk or conversation. No talking in front of others needed and group work is optional. Nervous or shy speakers especially welcome.
If the thought of talking in public or speaking without notes makes you shiver, then this is the course for you. Or perhaps you are already a confident speaker but would like to learn some techniques to improve your range or pace? The workshop aims to help you control the pace, tone and volume of your voice to communicate clearly, control nerves and prevent nerves from affecting your voice, use professional techniques for speaking in public, use professional techniques for recording voice for broadcast, use professional techniques for speaking formally with a small group.
As pre-course work, please try record yourself reading some of your work and listen back and critique your voice for things you would like to improve. Bring these suggestions for improvement to the workshop if you can. Please bring headphones/ear buds and a phone, laptop or ipad to the workshop to record your voice. Mics will be provided.
Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?mode=single&query=10917
What previous participants have said about (the in-person version of) this course:
- “Excellent event. Must attend for all those who have to do public speaking.”
- “Every topic was useful as it touched on areas that were the source of my weaknesses from which I have benefited a lot.”
- “It’s certainly worth attending, particularly if you’re a nervous speaker. Focus is on practical tips to help you sound better.”
This workshop is held via Microsoft Teams