What should be the main goal of any pronunciation class or course? What are the kinds of exercises that will help you improve your pronunciation? First, the main goal of any Elocution/pronunciation course should be to focus on accent reduction, not accent elimination, which is technically impossible. Students should work on reducing areas of their pronunciation and enunciation that make it difficult for native speakers to understand them. Second, with this goal in mind, students need to be able to identify which areas of pronunciation and enunciation give them the most inaudibility; such as, vowel and consonant sounds, word and sentence stress, word reductions, linking, and intonation. Finally, you need to practice these structured exercises to extemporaneous speech in different situations, because practice makes perfect. Improving your pronunciation will take a lot of patience and commitment, but the end product - your unique, well developed voice - is worth it! Email: barbara@biebie[See Seller Info in Sidebar] SKYPE LESSONS AVAILABLE Biebie Productions: [See Seller Info in Sidebar] s://[See Seller Info in Sidebar] .facebook[See Seller Info in Sidebar] /Biebie-Productions-1595233387395913/?ref=hl
Public Speaking (sometimes termed oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a presentation (a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence, or entertain them. Public speaking is commonly understood as the formal, face-to-face talking of a single person to a group of listeners, either for school, workplace or our personal lies. It is closely allied to "presenting", although the latter is more often associated with commercial activity. Most of the time, public speaking is to persuade the audience. In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as "who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?" The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good orators should be able to change the emotions of their listeners, not just inform them. Public speaking has several components that embrace such things as motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply ethos. I also provide the course over SKYPE.
"Accent reduction, also known as elocution, accent modification or accent neutralization, is a systematic approach for learning or adopting a new accent. It is the process of learning the sound system (or phonology) of a language or dialect. The method involves several steps, which include identifying deviations in the person's current speech from the desired accent (such as pronunciation, speech patterns, and speech habits), changing the way one uses the mouth, teeth, and tongue to form vowel and consonant sounds, modifying one's intonation and stress patterns, and changing one's rhythm. Using this method, individuals (such as those mastering a second language) may alter their speech to more closely resemble the accent of a certain group of people, and thus enhance the clarity of their communication with those people." I have worked extensively on developing a unique course which conquers all of the above, and this Course that I have devised has proved very successful. I have modified numerous accents and this has aided them in the careers and personal life. I also provide the course over SKYPE.
The job of a voice-over artist is to make the voices jump off the page. This course introduces you to various voice-over scripts which present different demands. It is important that you identify the various voice-over scripts in order to approach them in a creative and intelligent manner, which satisfies the needs of the client.
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With this course: Effective Speaking, I teach you how to reflect your own personality whilst at the same time speaking with confidence and clarity. Your vocal sound and speech content can reveal your emotional state. For example; if your self esteem is low your voice will have a hesitancy, and sentences have little volume; whereas, if you are confident it shows in the way you command your voice and incorporate superb Elocution. Various Aspects of Effective Speaking I cover: Accent Reduction - heavy accents can mar communication, Finding your vocal tones - pitch, resonance and tone (emotions) can bring any speech alive, The effect on your voice when using the correct breathing method for speech, Vocal production - enunciation and pronunciation to promote eloquence and clarity when speaking. SKYPE LESSONS AVAILABLE
We specialize in a wide range of speech and communication problems, because, voice difficulties arise when the voice quality (pitch, clarity, volume, duration of utterance) is affected and influences the individual’s ability to speak comfortably, confidently and, in some cases, intelligibly. Voice problems can occur due to a variety of causes (as seen below), the most common is voice abuse and misuse: Excessive talking Shouting or screaming Whispering Singing for an extended amount of time without warming up the voice beforehand Frequent public speaking without amplification Drinking high caffeine fluids or frequently eating very strong spicy foods Smoking Frequent visits to smoky, dusty areas Not using protection when working in dust or with chemical substances Some chronic medications Anything that may cause or increase the occurrence of reflux My course was designed to enhance speech, language proficiency and communication effectiveness, including accent reduction. I provide personalized and one-to-one sessions. References on request! SKYPE LESSONS AVAILABLE
In a culturally diverse society, miscommunication between colleagues with heavy native accents can occur on a daily basis... I have a 100% guaranteed cost-effective solution! I have devised an Elocution a.k.a Accent Reduction Course which caters to the below mentioned: FIRST, the main goal is to focus on accent reduction, not accent elimination, which is technically impossible. I work on reducing areas of their pronunciation and enunciation that make it difficult for native speakers to understand them. SECOND, I identify which areas of pronunciation and enunciation give them the most inaudibility; such as, vowel and consonant sounds, word and sentence stress, word reductions, linking, and intonation. FINALLY, I give them structured exercises to practice in different situations, because practice makes perfect. Improving your pronunciation will take a lot of patience and commitment, but the end product - your unique, well developed voice - is worth it! SKYPE LESSONS AVAILABLE Act now, Contact me today!
Radio presenters (a.k.a Disk Jockey, Radio Announcer, Radio Broadcaster) are the public voice of commercial, public and community radio stations. They compile and present radio programs to the public on a range of topics and with a specific musical or topical focus that may vary according to the type of station for which they work or their particular skills or areas of interest. Their on-air presentation may focus more on a particular style of music, on interviewing and talk back, or on a specific topic like sports, cooking, current affairs or gardening.
You will learn how to: prepare and present news, sport or other Information, conducts interviews, and introduce music, performance and special events on radio.
This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest. If you feel you have what it takes, come and participate in the course.
Nothing gives you away faster than a voice that doesn't match your appearance. It's not about "how to talk or the way you speak like a woman", but rather "the way to sound female". Your voice is a muscle that can be controlled: In a female's voice the voice boxes vocal flaps are thinner and tighter, hence, the voice resonates at a higher pitch naturally. In the male voice box the vocal flaps are longer and thicker and resonate at a deeper pitch in the male voice range. With the course I have devised I can teach you how to lift the voice box at your control up to that higher position temporarily, so that, the vocal flaps thin out and tighten temporarily to resonate at a higher pitch naturally when you speak. This will then be your female voice range. What is covered in the course: PITCH: Raise the position of the laryngeal cartilage by changing your male base note to female. POSTURE: Men have larger lungs and can speak longer without taking a breath. Women have less breath capacity and tend to take more breathes when speaking. BODY LANGUAGE: Body Language is they way you move while you talk. In fact, it has an actual impact of how the voice itself will sound. By using the proper Body English while you speak, you can improve the femininity of your voice - even on the phone! RESONANCE: Is the amplification of your sound, now softer, but placed forward and out. PHRASING/MODULATION: Men tend to speak in a flat-footed, monotone way, not varying their tone much and saying as much as they can in one breath. Women modulate, or vary their tone, more. DYNAMIC RANGE: describes the difference between the highest highs and the lowest lows that a person uses while speaking. Men use a very narrow dynamic range, women use a much WIDER dynamic range, HENCE their voices have a "sing/song" effect. Men use a different technique for emphasis: they get louder or softer within a narrow range of tones. So, in conversation, a man will "punch" some words and hold back oth
This course helps young adolescents to develop their voice whilst eliminating any speech impediments. The course was devised on the basis of using drama exercises (as a template), because I dealt with a lot of students who don’t understand what is expected of them when correcting voice. When using drama exercises this helps them to understand (in laymen’s terms) all elements which constitutes correct speech. The exercises in the course focuses on combining an arrangement of concepts, which will help them, achieve great results.
Some Common Speech Disorders:
Stuttering - interferes with fluent speech,
Cluttering - makes speech difficult to understand,
Articulation Disorders - lisping, cleft palate,
Dysarthria - Paralysis, weakness or generally poor coordination of the muscles of the mouth,
Speech Sound Disorder - Omissions, Substitutions, Distortions,
Phonation Disorder - hoarse, raspy, or pitch changes,
Resonance Disorders - Hypernasality and Hyponasality.
I have had a lot of success with this course...I look forward to hearing from you soon!