YOUR SPEAKING VOICE: Hidden Keys to Influence & Confidence
What you'll learn
- Become a more charismatic speaker or teacher
- Develop more vocal resonance while also building endurance
- Convey trust, honesty, and integrity through your voice
- Communicate with increased clarity, power, and ease
- Share your message more effectively and influence others more positively
- The most important requirement for taking this course is an open mind and willingness to change the way you use and perceive something as personal as your voice
- You won't need hours of practice, but you should plan to dedicate at least fifteen to twenty minutes a day to voice training, in order to make your voice into a strong and reliable instrument to express your thoughts and feelings with clarity and conviction
Formerly called Conscious Communication
BONUS MATERIAL: Downloadable audio of the vocal exercises
"Having tried quite a few video courses on improve my speaking voice, this has been the best for me. I needed some help with my voiceovers, and this gave me noticeable improvement on the first day. I recommend it to any podcaster or VO artist." --J.S., Udemy student
"Fantastic! This is not a typical public speaking course. It is aimed at awareness and control of the sound of your voice. The benefits are instant and will last a lifetime. Thank you for the invaluable information." --O.B., Udemy student
Bonus Lecture uploaded today: What is vocal placement and why is it important for speaking.
Important note: I've uploaded 2 bonus lectures. Check them out!
Your voice is your primary tool of communication!
If you want to naturally convey trust, honesty, and integrity through the quality and presence of your voice; If you want to speak without getting tired or hoarse; if you want to be a more influential speaker or teacher; if the sound of your voice on recording makes you cringe; if you want to learn to communicate with clarity, power, and ease; if you want to become more effective at sharing your message and influencing others positively, this course is for you!
When hearing a recording of themselves, speakers and teachers frequently cringe because they realize that they sound very different from what they imagined!
The voice conveys so much information about who you are. If properly trained, your voice can become a powerful instrument to convey not just words, but the energy, the ideas, and the consciousness behind the words. A strong, resonant voice is confidence-building, commands attention, conveys trust and integrity, and establishes more easily a connection with your audience.
Bad habits and age are stressful to the voice. Over the years, it tends to crack more often and to sound thinner, weaker, and more shallow. The organs that produce the voice are muscles, and like any other muscle, they need to be kept in good shape in order to work properly. This course will show you how.
Voice training can turn a weak, thin, cracking voice into a powerful communication tool. A misplaced voice inhibits, instead of enhancing, your ability to convey effectively content and ideas. Besides making it easier and more natural to use the voice, proper vocal training develops your sound and resonance, which translates into the ability to communicate on a deeper level.
In this course you will learn the techniques to make your voice into a strong and reliable instrument to express your thoughts and feelings with clarity and conviction. The confidence that will come as a result, will make it easier for you to “get out of yourself” and connect with your audience on a deeper level. This synergy will help you feel that you and your audience are on the same side, taking away any sense of stress and building a subtle bridge between you and them.
The course consists of video files with guided vocal exercises covering the main aspects and challenges of voice production. The videos will guide you through the practice of the exercises, giving you special instructions, reminders, and addressing the most common issues students often run into. Audio downloads of the vocal exercises are also available, to make it easier to practice anywhere, even while driving your car :-)
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback by sending me a message on Udemy.
Take action now! Every few minutes you’re delaying you’re not expressing your full potential as a speaker.
"Brings the experience of voice into the equation, a often overlooked aspect of communication. To build the complete package speaking of the individual all things must be brought to bear, include listening and speaking skills. This does get to the point of voice, the how and why. A great primer for starting the journey. Good job. --L.D.K.
“I am pretty new to teaching, so sometimes I find it difficult to handle a classroom full of students. More so on Thursdays, when I teach seven lessons almost back to back. I usually end each week with a hoarse and aching throat. Ramesha gave me an exercise to help me learn talking from my diaphragm and with resonance in my head, so that I would not strain my voice. When next I tried it I could hear my voice sound different; it was lower, and producing it was less effort. The first time was difficult for me to maintain, I had to consciously think about my belly moving and my throat position, and every time I raised my voice I lost it and had to start all over again, but it was worth it. Aside from the lack of strain, each time I spoke that way, I felt that my energy was more centered and I was in better control of it. The result was not only a better use of the voice, but also a more pleasant teaching experience.” — O. L., Tel Aviv, Israel
"Ramesha makes voice classes fun, interesting, and inspiring. He is a great example of what he teaches. His voice is so resonant and uplifting." --M. J., Seattle WA
"Ramesha can impart vocal training in an interesting and fun way, and makes everyone feel they can apply the principles and make improvements." --K. D. Newbury OH
Buy this course now and start speaking with confidence and ease!
Who this course is for:
- I created this course for people who regularly engage in some form of public speaking (such as public speakers, teachers, ministers, salespeople, to name just a few), and are unsatisfied with the sound of their voice.
- The course is also meant for speakers who are dealing with vocal issues, such as fatigue and hoarseness.
Ramesha Nani was six years old when he started classical guitar lessons at the Scuola di musica Colombo in Lugano, Switzerland. He began studying the violin in middle school, receiving his Diploma in violin performance from the Music Conservatory in Como, Italy.
After becoming disillusioned with music performance as a career, he turned to teaching music in middle school, quickly discovering that he had a gift for relating to students and opening their eyes to the wonders of sound.
During this time he started singing with rock bands. However, he felt the need to increase the range and flexibility of his voice; and so he began taking singing lessons from renowned Swiss-Italian soprano, Giovanna Zaugg-Casella. In the seven years that he worked with Madame Zaugg-Casella, Ramesha discovered a versatile tenor voice that he can apply to many different musical styles, as well as a thorough knowledge of how the voice works.
Ramesha met his wife, Bhagavati, when they performed together at Ananda Assisi and moved with her to the United States in 2006 in order to participate more fully in the music ministry of Ananda. Ramesha is in demand as a vocal instructor; in addition to in-person lessons, he teaches online to students throughout the world.
From 2010 to 2013 Ramesha lived in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to teaching voice, he still plays violin and guitar as part of his music ministry with his wife, Bhagavati Nani. They both are part of the singing quartet "The Joy Singers", whose mission is to share positive, uplifting music. He's also a member of the NAMTA, the North American Music Teachers Association.
In 2013 he moved back to Ananda Village, in Nevada City, CA to help lead Ananda Music worldwide.
“Ramesha has helped me to develop as a singer. He has supported me and continuously encouraged me, without which I might not have been able to uncover the joy of singing. He believed in me even when I did not. I could not have made as much progress as I have without Ramesha's practical guidance." -- I.K., Nevada City, CA
“I first met Ramesha when I was living at Ananda for a couple months. The first time I heard his voice I was mesmerized. Having taken voice lessons for about 7-8 years previously and missing singing, I jumped at the opportunity when he announced he was teaching voice. His technique of teaching is superb and I am very pleased with the results!!! I look forward to learning more from him in the future." -- L.K., Tucson, AZ