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Sending some love!

The Sweet sound of love

Time for love and romance. Time for dulcet tones and sweet phrases. Time for gentle breathing and soft sentiments. Time to rest your professional voice and just relax. Enjoy your day.


Back to the Front

We can see you in person and online

Jan 20, 2021 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We are happy to announce that we are back in the office as well as online. So if you are wanting  training...come and get it! We have Covid Safe practices put in place for everyone's safety and comfort. Put a course in your schedule this year. You'll be pleased you did :)

 


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We've made it through 2020!

 Well done. We're nearly through with 2020. What new adventures are in store for 2021 I wonder. 

Take care of yourself and others and we'll keep on learning together.


Influencers use Vocal Branding

Making the right impression

 We've had some interesting calls lately from several celebrity Influencers who (unfortunately) seem to hate the sound of their voice. Your voice is part of your 'Brand', so it's important you get to know it and love it if you want to come across as warm and authentic. Learning how to breathe properly, adjust your posture,vary your pitch and articulate clearly is a vital part of making the right impression. A little time spent learning now will greatly improve your confidence. 


Learning and Succeeding

Teachers and Students have success!

We have been thrilled with the success of both the teachers and students we have been helping reach their best during the pandemic. Eveyone has had to quickly get up to speed with a new set of virtual skills, yet at the same time remember how to keep their speaking authentic and professional.Not easy, as there are so many distractions. However the teachers at Mosman Prep School and a student client of ours from Sydney Grammar have made it to top of the class. Well done all!



Improve your memory with your voice

Reading aloud makes a big impression

Oct 19, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

You don't have to be a kid to read aloud. Research has discovered that adults who read aloud experience many benefits. Their memory and retention improves, they can understand complex texts more easily and they can strengthen emotional bonds with both the material and other adults. So why not try reading aloud next time you get a book. Maybe you'll get so good at it that you can become an Audiobook Narrator! 

 


Everyone's online!

Give impressive presentations

We have just masterfully produced some great courses for you . They are all designed to help you teach, train, coach and speak....online. We are all using different videoconferencing software like Zoom, Skype, Teams, Google Meet, WEbex and more...so how do you use them properly and sound good? We can show you how to come across at your best and to optimise your picture and sound quality. We know it's a bit of a stretch for some people...however we make it easy for you to become comfortable with the new reality on online presenting. Go to https://presentingonline.com to find out more

 


Fun way to deal with your frustrations!

Come to your balcony and express your feelings!

Sep 1, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

It's the year of the Virus and we are all doing our best to keep calm and carry on. However, some people at a UK prison have come up with a novel way of helping folk vent their frustrations without having to resort to the usual swear words. Enter Shakespeare! The master playwright had his characters use some mightily funny phrases when they were hot under the collar! How about...."churlish-flap-mouthed-foot-licker" or "spleeny-rough-hewn-pigeon egg". To find out more about some choice phrases you can hurl down from your balcony without hurting anyone's feelings...google the Shakespeare Insult Kit.There are several of them...and they are all hilarious!


Glare in your glasses

I can't see you for the glare!

Here is another thing we noticed when videoconferencing this month. Glaring glasses. This occurs when you have a light placed too close, directly in front of you. The glasses pick up the glare of the reflected light. If you have tinted glasses this makes them look bright blue! What you need to do is place your key light slightly to the side of you. To be really professional you will light yourself from 3 directions. Many of the Influencers we teach use a circular light. Try sitting a little further back from it if you wear glasses or your pupils will contain a reflection of the circle light. Not necessarily the effect you are after! 


Building trust and rapport on Zoom, Teams and Skype

The Eyes Have it

You've had a few months to get good at video conferencing, however we are seeing some easily-fixed problems happening all the time. We're referring to "eye contact" . If you want to build trust and rapport you need to look someone in the eyes directly. Too many of you are looking down or to the side, which is disconcerting to the viewer. Try raising your computer up on a stand or books so that your webcam is either directly at eye level or a little higher. Also...you can move the other persons image on the screen to directly below your webcam. This allows you to be looking directly at them. Try it!

 


We're Covid Safe

Keeping our Clients safe

Jun 20, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We have been conducting training virtually for several months now and our clients have said it was a resounding success. We congratulate you all on being able to adapt to having your lessons online. It was rather fun actually! However, we do want to get back to more in-person training as soon as we can, so we have undergone a rigourous safety and health audit to make us covid safe. We have put into place a Covid-19 safety plan and have been registered as a NSW Covid Safe Business. We ask you to join with us as we implement our plan to keep you safe. See you soon.


Something a bit different

Using Sound to put out fires

You'd be amazed what sound can do. An engineering firm in Australia has invented a sonic fire extinguisher that uses super-low frequencies to create a vacuum that starves a fire of oxygen and puts it out. We could have done with this invention at the end of last year during the bushfires. Thinking of bushfires...we haven't forgotten our dear clients who got caught up in them. We also salute the Fireys who worked so hard to keep us safe. 

What a year it's been for everyone ! Sending you all our love. 


To Mask or Not to Mask...that is the question.

How to wear a mask and still talk clearly

 May 11, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

It's the question on everyone's lips...but you can't see their lips! How can I wear a mask and communicate clearly at the same time? Depending on the type of mask you're wearing, you'll find a few things that will create a challenge for you when speaking. Firstly, it's weird trying to breathe behind a mask, secondly, as your mouth is hidden it's obviously impossible for people "read your lips".People who are deaf and people who are new to a language rely heavily on lip reading to understand meaning. We suggest, if you can, speak with your eyes and eyebrows and over-enunciate what you are trying to say. Do your best. Hopefully this won't last for too long. 


New Tricks to Keep going.

The Covid Month....so far.

Apr 18, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've all had to jump online and learn a lot of new tricks. We've had to become teachers to our kids, videoconferencing stars at work and generally keep the show on the road.  It feels unrelenting. Here are a few voice suggestions to keep you sane. 1.Keep breathing. 2.Adjust your computer height so you are looking at it at eye level, thus avoiding neck strain and letting your voice flow out smoothly. 3. Test and adjust your mic volume so you don't need to speak too loudly. 4. Sip warm lemon and honey water intermittently. 5. Rest....a lot more.

 


Let's do it Online!

Training Update

Mar 20, 2020-by Contributor - Voice Articles

As has always been the case, all Voice Business classes and coaching can be conducted remotely, and for the immediate future and until further notice, we will be moving all Voice Business training online.
For those who are already training remotely, nothing much should change, There should be no disruption to your training as a result of the coronavirus.- Voice Training and Executive Coaching are disciplines that are uniquely suited to handle an epidemic such as this.
Every coach on the The Voice Business staff is experienced at working remotely, both in teaching classes and in leading 1-on-1 coaching sessions.-- You will see, hear and interact with your coach and be able to do all the same exercises you would do in the classroom.
All audio and handout material will be available to you through our online portal.
We will also offer you a BONUS FREE session in the office once we have been given the all clear to stop self-distancing measures.
This is a great time to learn something new and develop your skills...so let's get into it! If you are new and would like to book a course ....visit https://voicebusiness.com.au/booking



The Women of Cricket

The Great Victorian Cricketers

Mar 5, 2020-by Contributor - Voice Articles

Time for fun and games....We're looking forward to meeting the elite Victorian Women's Cricket squad for some advanced training on how to sound great and deliver messaging victories as they continue on their stellar pursuit of excellence.

 


Let's hear it for the Metro!

Announcer Train-ing

Feb 18, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

We've been busy designing and presenting a great course for the brand new Sydney Metro. Their busy controllers and staff needed some professional guidance on how to deliver excellent messages, so we showed them how to do it! Now all they need is for the equipment they announce through to be tweeked a little bit further, so that their well structured messages can be more easily heard in those sleek metro trains and beautiful new stations. 

 


What a start to 2020!

2020 came in with a challenge...Fire

 Jan 11, 2020 by Contributor - Voice Articles

It's the year that started with mega-challenge for our clients and staff in Australia. Fire, smoke, loss of life....human,flora and fauna. It also started with incredible bravery from our Firefighters and is continuing on, day in day out. Now however....as is the nature of this magical land... regrowth is appearing. We hope that you and your loved ones and staff are safe. Let's all gently regrow together. Life goes on.

 


Christmas is here again!

Christmas is a time for rest and fun

 Dec 15, 2019 by Contributor - Voice Articles

Well it's almost here. For many of our clients Christmas is a time for family, fun, feasting and celebrations. Carols are sung and stories are told. Not everyone celebrates Christmas of course, however, we wish you all a wonderful end to the year. See our latest Chrismas video on our facebook page and put a smile on your dial.