University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Matter of Speaking: Maximizing Your Professional Presence thru Voice Coaching

Overview

Some people just command the room.  From the moment they open their mouths, people are hanging on every single word.  If you want to become a dynamic communicator, it is important to understand that the tone, pace, and confidence of your speaking voice plays a major role in how your message is received by listeners. Attend this workshop to gain valuable, research-based insights and skills that will help you boost your professional presence and ability to influence by using the sound of your voice. This workshop will be a fun and out-of-the box way for you to start honing your presentation and verbal communication skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • To communicate with executive presence and engage your listeners from the first word you speak
  • How to stir emotions like excitement, calm, urgency, and trust simply by adjusting the pitch of your voice
  • Breathing exercises to create a resonant and strong voice that projects to every listener
  • Speech flow and rhythm for a more dynamic, engaging speech delivery

Workshop Outline:

  • Does the sound of my voice matter?
  • That is my voice – there is nothing you can do about it – Oh yeah? Using your voice as an instrument.
  • Move the voice in your head to get the response you want.
  • Using this knowledge when presenting.

Registration

Location: Grainger Hall, UW-Madison

Schedule:  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dates:  Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fee: $149

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Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909.

If there is inclement weather, please call 608-263-2221 for a recorded message after 6:30 am for day classes or after 3:30 pm for night classes.

Instructor

Pam JohnsonPam Johnson

Pam started singing lessons at the age of 16 at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and continued through college, gaining a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Post graduate work in Vocal Performance was done at Arizona State University. For several years Pam worked as a voiceover talent, model and actress doing commercials and industrial videos through local talent agencies and is currently signed with Lori Lins Talent Agency. Pam’s training and experience as a singer taught her how the vocal instrument works and how to make it more powerful. Her experience as a voiceover artist gave her insights into how different parts of the voice affect the listener in very specific ways. Along with working both inside and outside sales in publishing, printing and advertising, Pam has held workshops for U.S. Attorneys, trainers with GE Healthcare, the local chapter of ATD, and the Women’s Business Council at SC Johnson. She also works with individual clients. Pam Johnson Voice Coach