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Voice Training for the Virtual Stage

Communicating with Confidence and Accuracy

Course 2021-10

Online Workshop

Date: 3 + 10 March 2021

Time: 9:00 - 12:30 + afternoon coaching sessions on both days (1 hour)

Trainer: Ric Oquita, impulsplus

Target group: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Screenshot aus Videokonferenz, Frau und Mann

Objective

A trainer with a professional theatre background will work with participants to optimize their verbal and non-verbal skills presenting in a virtual setting. Integral to voice and body training is the central idea that physical and vocal dynamics are connected to the speaker’s motivation and to the importance of the information being communicated. The trainer identifies the verbal challenges of each speaker, giving attention to breath, articulation, intonation, volume, modulation and tempo. Coaching is given to optimize non- verbal communication before the camera such as gesture, positioning, distance and eye contact.

The workshop is designed to be interactive and tailored to the participants needs. Participants will meet in the morning sessions for a three-hour session to train vocal and non-verbal communication techniques, using free-speaking exercises as a method to integrate learned skills.  Participants are then clustered in small groups for intensive one-hour coaching in the afternoon sessions. Participants monitor their improvement and implement feedback with coaching given during a short impromptu or prepared talk.

Contents

  • Optimize delivery for the camera and microphone
  • Intensive exercises to identify vocal and physical inhibitions
  • Strengthen and release tension in the voice and body
  • Identify the dynamics and presence in front of the camera
  • Make conscious vocal choices in the delivery of the presentation to communicate each idea with clarity and precision
  • Use non-verbals to make points and to underline key ideas with fluid gestures

Methods

  • Vocal and physical exercises
  • Group coaching with individual support
  • Impromotu speaking

Registration

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