It’s not just what you say — it’s how you say it.
Maturity, relaxation, confidence, enthusiasm, intelligence — this is just a short list of the vast number of signals sent by the voice. Whether you’re a high-pitched, fast-talking enthusiast or a smooth, easy-going slow-talker, your way of speaking might convey a story that’s very different from your words.
Your voice is a unique signature that can create instant and lasting impressions, some accurate, some not. And since speaking plays such a vital part in our communication, it makes sense to align our voice with our objectives.
Join communication expert and speaking coach for TED Talk and the Obama Foundation Gina Barnett for this powerful and informative 3-hour workshop designed to help you understand your singular voice and how to make it work for you.
During this workshop you will learn how to:
- Use your posture and breathing to help you relax and communicate more powerfully
- Align your body with the subject you are speaking about to formulate a more inspiring message
- Adjust the volume, pace, pitch, and tone of your voice, eliminating any unnecessary “ums” or other habits that detract from your message
- Speak powerfully, choosing impactful words that will help you “own the room”
By the end of this intensive you will have a deeper understanding of your communication style — and the necessary skills to begin expressing yourself with greater confidence and ease.
Please note: Wear comfortable clothing — part of this workshop involves movement.
Gina Barnett works globally as an executive communications consultant, focusing on the profound effects of embodied presence and communication style on professional, and personal, success. She has worked with thought leaders in science, health care, finance, the arts, marketing, advertising, and technology. A coach, trainer, and workshop leader, since 2006, Gina has also been speaker coach for the TED MainStage Conference, helping speakers prepare for their talks. Gina is currently working with presenters at the Obama Foundation.