Voiceover.com.au - Our new Site

The New Voiceover Site is here!

Jul 31 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've had great fun putting together our new site offering Voiceovers for client projects and advertising. It's not every day you get one of the best voiceover actors in the business to deliver a great read for your e-learning courses or corporate narrations. Come and check us out at voiceover.com.au

 


It's all in the Motion

The Motion Capture Advantage

Jul 18, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We had a very interesting assignment this month helping with a motion capture project. With motion capture you need to make your face move so that all the dots line up for the many cameras that are simultaneously filming you. Speakers need to remember to move their mouths and relax. Pretty stressful in an odd environment that's for sure. Our reassuring coach helped put the candidate at ease and give a great natural performance.


Value of Voice

What's in a Name

June 28 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

Not only does YOUR voice have value...so does the domain name Voice.com. It sold for ....wait for it....$30 million! Holy cow! It is now the highest value domain name in the world. 


One Month to go

The Voice Business Learning Month

May 18, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've had a busy month so far. Running speech trainings in Brisbane for virtual presenters; teaching Politicians in Parliament and coaching Chinese and Indian delegates in accent reduction in Sydney. Phew. And there's lots more to come as people are gearing up for the EOFY season. Got some training allowance to spend before the end of the financial year? Come on in and learn to make a great impression with your voice. Get ready to rock the new financial year!



It's Bunny time!

Time to stop the hop!

Apr 18, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've had a busy month. Bet you have too. So now it's time to put down your tools and enjoy a little rest and rabbit time. Grab those chocolate eggs and indulge yourself. We'll catch you all again next week. Take care, stay safe and have fun!


The Neutral Voice

To Sir (Siri) with love

Apr 11, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

Move over Siri or should we say move over Sir! A virtual voice has been created to do away with the gender steryotype of the virtual assistant.The new voice of "Q" was created to sound like neither a man nor woman. Interesting. However we think all voices have merit and can be used in many different ways. AI...Are we going too far?

 


New Suite of Websites

Introducing The Voice Business Sites

Mar 4, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

It's been awhile in the planning,however our new suite of Voice Business Sites are live. Each site relates to a specific course and adds more useful information about what you can learn.

 


Kicking off the year in NZ.

Auckland and onwards!

Feb 8, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

It's always a pleasure to visit our clients across the ditch. Great fun was had by all and our team was warmed up ready for the New Year of consulting. Next stop Adelaide and Melbourne. Feels like we'll be run off our feet this year. We love it though! Wishing everyone a great start to the year. 

 


Happy 2019

Come join us as The Voice Business heads the New Year 2019 with you!

Jan 1, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

It's the year for you to stop hiding your talents and finally let go of your fear. Did you know that fear is just "excitement...without the breathing!" Presenting and Public Speaking are learnable skills. You don't have to be a natural "show off"...you just need to understand what to do. We can show you how. Come join us...we're here to help you perform at your best. Make 2019 your best year yet!

 


Time to Party! OMG!

The festive season is here already.

Dec 2, 2018 by Contributor - Success Stories

How many parties are you going to this season? And how many parties are you avoiding because you're shy, don't know what to say or just give up in noisy, crowded environments? If this is you...come and learn how to rev up your speaking style, mobilise your conversation starters and safely project your voice so people can hear you.


What do you do when you are up against the elements?

Conquering fear.

Nov 15, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Blair, sailor extraordinaire, who's off on yet another adventure, this time, circumnavigating Australia. (She's already conquered Antarctica!) She has a great story to tell about being out at sea alone when her mast broke...read her upcoming book "Demasted" to find out how she handled the fear...and look out for her speaking tour where she tackles everyone's fear of public speaking with the same courage.Be inspired.


Getting you "voice-ready" to podcast

The Journey to a Podcast

Oct 7, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles

Many people want to voice their own podcast and take sounding good seriously. One such person is Journalist Nina Young, who wrote and recorded her very personal story of her emotional journey into uncovering the truth about her own father in "My father, the Murderer" a six part true crime story. Be sure to tune in on Foxtel.


Yes...Introverts can make great presenters

Not Everyone Needs to be Loud in a Crowd

Sep 28, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles

Time for reflection. If you are a natural introvert, or maybe feel you have become more introverted as you've got older, you are going to find taking a course in presenting skills will help your confidence immeasurably. In her book  Quiet:The power of Introverts in a world that can't stop talking, Susan Cain gives some great insights into how an introvert can thrive by facing their fear and learning public speaking. A good read.


Interesting folk

We've been meeting some great people this month

Aug 24, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've been back and forth between Sydney and Melbourne this month training the Unions on how to sound good on the phone;executives on how to reduce their accent and improve their possibilities for promotion; entrepreneurs in how to pitch their start up and writers in how to podcast. Big month and lots of fun too. 


The Four Fears

What's scaring You?

Jul 14, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles

In their book, Play to Win! Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life, Hersch and Larry Wilson outline psychologist Maxie Maultsby’s concept of the Four Fatal Fears.(1) The fear of failure (2) The fear of being wrong (3) The fear of rejection (4) The fear of facing uncomfortable emotions. All of these fears get activated when you are about to make a presentation or have an interview. However, you can learn some excellent ways to deal with them. We'll show you how.


One-Way Conversations

Enjoy Talking to yourself?

Jun 14, 2018by Contributor - Voice Articles

Ever seen someone talking to themself and thought... Whoh! Talking to yourself used to be considered the first sign of madness. However, a recent study by Nottingham Trent University in the UK has discovered we are considerably more successful at problem solving if we talk out loud rather than puzzle it out in our head. Apparently it focuses your attention (not to mention the curious attention of onlookers!)


Different Pitches-Different Perceptions

Hearing is believing...or is it?

Jun 13, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles


The reason people are hearing different words is because the sound bite is being played at different pitches, or heard through speakers or headphones that are calibrated to different pitches. Could this be why men and women sometimes think they hear what the other is saying only to be told they have heard it wrong? Maybe the pitch of our voice is changing the perception of the message.


Are you hearing things?

What do YOU hear?

May 17, 2018 by Contributor - Voice Articles

Have you had fun with this hearing test yet? It just hit the net and is sending people crazy! Why? Because people who hear this sound are utterly convinced that they are hearing YANNY....no LAUREL!...No YANNY!! ...no....LAUREL!!!!!. We'll give you the secret as to why this is happening in our next post. Stay tuned. 


Talking to your Dog

Loving your Best friend

April 30,2018 - by Contributor - Voice Articles

Researchers at the Univerity of York have run multiple tests on dogs and it has been proven that they love being talked to in a "soppy tone" . No surprise here! They like hearing speech directed at them such as " you are a good doggy" "good boy/girl" etc especially if it is in sing-songly voice. We think it is good practice for you too...as it helps you relax your throat and vary the pitch of your voice. A reward for both of you! 


Stiff Upper Lip

How to hold your head high

April 18,2018 - by Contributor - Voice Articles

You might be suprised to know that the saying "stiff upper lip" that is used to commonly refer to a particular English vocal trait, is in fact a US invention. It was an early phrase referring to a poem by a US women's rights advocate. An early #metoo reference perhaps. The Brits liked the power behind the sentiment. Emotional Resilience in face of a challenge. Try holding your top lip stiffly and you'll get the feel for the mouth position required to produce an English Upper Class accent. It's fun to do and timely...with Royal Wedding fever in the air!