Voice Technique for Video, Webinar, Podcast Success

Valuable technique that will make you sound more interesting, dynamic and engaging, even if the audience never sees you!
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  • Lectures 53
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

"Talent + Technique

Tracy, I love Udemy and constantly take different courses. Yours is my favorite course I've taken so far. Your delivery is so engaging...the perfect example of the techniques you teach. Udemy should require all instructors to watch this course before filming their first course! Well done!"

"Amazing Tracy, thank you.

My goodness Tracy, your videos are precious nuggets. I cannot sufficiently express my gratitude; your videos have been useful, no question. I love your conversational manner, your detailed voice techniques, and your relevant examples. Rest assured I will be practicing your vocal exercises everyday. Hopefully from now on, I'll be able to drive all my words & sentences to the END as I now know not to assume that my audience knows what I know! The fact that you offer to critique your students' voice reflects on your passion for what you do and your unconditional generosity. It is rare to find a teacher that has such a BIG HEART. I am very touched; you are the best. High quality videos, a highly experienced teacher, highly recommended!! Thank you very much Tracy, Alex from Australia"

Want to create an engaging and dynamic voice on Video, Webinars and Podcast?

Want to keep your listeners and viewers engaged until the end, leaving them wanting more and ensuring you will captivate them beyond measure?

Do you find your voice sounding flat? Maybe stiff and uninteresting?

Every 90 seconds the viewer or listener can check out of watching or listening to you. So it's essential that you captivate at every turn. The voice, the most powerful and often times most underused instrument can do just that, captivate your audience so there is no question they will stay engaged with you.

Voice Techniques for Video, Webinar, Podcast Success will teach you step by step exactly how to create an engaging and dynamic voice that will keep your audience captivated even if they never see your face.

Voice improvement training is a set of techniques that once you learn them, you can apply to your speaking in videos, podcast and even real life pitches and presentations. The result, a more engaging and interesting voice. The key, learning the techniques so you know the steps and in turn deliver all voice content like a pro. In this course you will learn technique that you can apply right away and other techniques that you can continue to work on for longer term, continued improvement.

This course, Voice Technique for Video, Webinar and Podcast Success is full of video trainings, audio trainings and pdf's that walk you step by step through each and every one of the vocal techniques that will have your audience engaged.

Many videos in the course also have documents that will help you learn and master the techniques with ease. All of the material includes specific examples for you to follow and all of the training is delivered with a language that will make the steps easy for anyone to master.

The course will take several hours to complete, watching the videos. The application of the technique can start immediately and the more you practice and apply the principles the faster the results will become a part of who you are. You will see immediate results by just adding an element or two and a total transformation over time by adding in all the techniques the course delivers.

Everything is video now. The statistics and research on video are astounding. It does not matter if you are seen or not, the results must be captivating. The voice is the most powerful weapon a person has, this course will teach you to use it effectively like never before. Videos, Youtube videos, video training, courses, webinars, tele-seminars even podcast or live presentations, no matter what the medium, you will achieve dramatic impact after you've studied this course.

The step by step training in this course includes:

Vocal variety

Pitch

Pacing

Speed Shifts

Volume

Volume adjustments

Articulation

Stress

Intonation

Script Delivery

Organic Delivery vs. Technique

Practicing

Preparation

and more...

Everything you need to create a captivating and engaging voice that will dramatically improve your relationships with others, your video presence and engagement and your income is included in these 60 lessons, with new material added on a regular basis and constant interaction with instructor.

I update this course on a regular basis. I have currently updated the course two times in November and December and have added a number of videos, pdf's and audios. I will continue to update the course on a regular basis, adding more content and exercises for your success.

I'm always available in the discussions and via private message. I'm also happy to take a look at any of your video's and give you personal feedback on specific areas you can improve on.

This course has a 30 day money back guarantee. I've been in this industry for many years and have developed a system that works. However, because I've been in this industry for years I have learned that some learners prefer different teaching styles. I guarantee my work because I've seen success after success over the years with my many private clients in numerous industries, all over the world.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no pre-requisits. Students only need to have the ability to watch the videos and download the workshops and exercises.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Deliver content naturally.
  • Use notes effectively if notes are needed.
  • Create dynamic visual pictures through vocal technique.
  • Learn how to manage volume with a microphone.
  • Learn valuable techniques for articulation and getting the words out.
  • Learn how to connect with the audience and the text through vocal techniques.
  • Learn the value and benefit of proper breathing.
  • Learn valuable techniques that keep the audience engaged in areas of pitch, pace and volume.
  • Master the art of stress and intonation, the power of the pause and the technique of elongation.
  • Learn valuable techniques that assist non-native English speakers presenting in English.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their speaking voice and be more dynamic should take this course.
  • Anyone who makes videos or webinars or podcasts of any kind will benefit from this course.
  • Any speaker or sales pitch professional as well as individuals who make presentations in business will benefit from this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Voice for Video
04:10

Welcome to the Course! I'm delighted you've decided to join me. I have no doubt that you will benefit from the videos and documents in this course. This video outlines what you will learn.

01:52

There are so many benefits of improving your voice, especially for your videos and webinars and podcasts. If your not ever seen in your videos, it's truly essential to utilize voice technique so that you can connect with and engage your audience. But, the truth is, a person will have an opportunity to disengage from you every 90 seconds. Find out more in this video.

07:39

In this video I talk about psychology of the voice which is the core of the voice work I do.

05:05

Muscle memory is key in changing your voice.  The bad voice habits are stored there.  In this video I'll talk about muscle memory and what we'll be doing with it.

Section 2: Engaging the Audience
03:02

It's essential that your audience connects to you. If they connect with you, they will be more likely to stay with you and try to follow you. Voice technique makes it much easier to connect with the audience on a personal level, even if they never see you.

02:57

Passion, it's the core to your video because your talking about something you love. Most of the time. The goal is to let passion drive you and your vocal technique, but, if that's not an option, these tips will create that passion and will make your audience want to stay engaged with you.

03:40

Storytelling is really just like talking. It's a great quality to be able to just talk and tell stories about your material to your audience. This video will give you tips and techniques on how to tell stories and talk to engage and captivate your audience.

03:38

A fantastic technique for bringing words to life. Creating the picture in your head, like a movie playing, will give your text an organic color that is unmatched.

03:53

A wonderful technique for anyone who is reading a script or tele-prompter for sure. Learn to read what your reading and see what's coming up. This technique will help your flow sound more natural.

06:19

The biggest issue I see everyone tend with is reading a script and/or sounding artificial, lacking passion and robotic. This video will help address some of those issues so you sound more natural behind the mic.

03:55

Included in this video is an example of great storytelling vs. artificial reading and a little bit more information on how to deliver a passion filled presentation.

06:08

Many people use and talk about using video and audio prompters. This video will give you a little bit of information about the pros and cons of these devices.

Section 3: Technique
03:02

There are two different ways to go about voice improvement. One is organic, natural flow, the other is technique. My method is laying in technique. In this lecture I explain the difference.

05:07

I often get the question, should this sound fake or why do I sound fake. It's important to note with technique and working with the muscle memory, you've got to practice the technique separate, don't go out in the world speaking in overdo. In this video I'll talk about the concept of laying in a new layer into the muscle memory.

05:29

Everyone has a pattern. A pattern can be a lilt, a drop, a cadence. It's okay if you have a pattern as long as it's not getting in the way of you being understood. In this video I talk about patterns and what they are and how to adjust them if need be.

04:37

Often times what we think we are doing is not what the audience perceives at all. In this video I talk about setting the core five and knowing when it's okay to feel weird about what your doing and making sure you are setting things just right for your audience.

03:18

Bottom line, if you want to keep your audience from checking out, you want to be unpredictable. The minute they know what we are going to do, they might think they know best and check out. Learn all about being unpredictable and how important it is in this video.

02:40

Always, always, no matter what, remember we don't know what you know-even if we are in the same field. Learn how to really break things down for us so we can follow, hear, listen and understand.

03:18

One of the most essential keys of success is in your pacing, the speed you read or speak at. This video is the foundation for adding all levels of technique.

02:53

Included in this video is an example of setting the right pace, not to fast, not to slow.

03:03

As I have made clear over and over, pacing is so incredibly important to engagement and many other things. Here is an audio example of pacing that is to fast,to slow and just right.

04:02

Having established a moderate pace in the last video, we can now play with strong technique. This video will teach you how to add in "fast" words and phrases to be unpredictable.

02:38

In addition to the fast bits that you learned to add above, this video will teach you how to reel your audience in by adding in slow pacing on words and phrases.

Stressing Words
04:45
02:39

In this audio, I give you examples of what it sounds like to not stress words and to stress words when delivering content.

02:14

Just like a pace foundation, you also want to create a moderate volume to work from. This video will help you establish your moderate volume to work from.

03:23

Just like speed, we now take our moderate volume that we have established and add in bits of loud on words and phrases to keep our audience guessing. This video will teach you how.

02:48

One of the most effective techniques in the cannon here, adding in quiet will reel your audience in and leave them wanting more. Never loose an ear again after you learn this technique.

02:44

The pitch of your voice can be pleasing or not. It's essential to establish a pitch that your client can listen to on length so they won't check out on you or worse, turn down the sound and just watch the slides. Learn about the importance of pitch in this video.

02:13

In addition to having a nice tonal quality, a good, even pitch, it can be very beneficial to your ability to captivate the room if you can add in a little pitch play, like we do in real life. This video will teach you how.

01:13

A fun technique that can add emphasis to important words or phrases. This is often used by speakers, learn how to add elongation in this video.

Pausing
02:47
04:54

Often times when I work with people I discover that they are flat lining just because they are not adding enough stress words. In this video I talk about the ways you must add stress and the amount of stress words to add and why.

Section 4: Esssentials
04:22

An essential piece of life and the gasoline that fuels the voice. Learn the power of breathing in this video.

06:28

I teach breathing in three parts.  In this video I give an over view of parts one and two.

Breathing Just Do It
05:56
Breathing Capacity
04:43
07:39

As described in Lecture 30: Breathing. This video will teach you how to learn the technique of rib expansion breathing.

04:28

The sounds that you make that you probably don't even know you do! That's a mouthful. Most people have idiosyncratic sounds like sighs or taps or clicks. This video will teach you about them and how to get rid of them.

06:17

One of the most valuable pieces of information you can share with your audience are connection phrases. These are phrases where you use your knowledge to tell use what we are going to learn.

05:12

Yes, it's essential to practice, but in this video not only do I teach you about ways to practice, but give you a tip on one of the most powerful ways you can bring your text to life through practing.

02:51

In this lecture I talk about some guidelines that will help you find the right balance for practicing.

1 page

The structure of your script/speech/content is important, especially the Introduction and transitional phrases. Here is an example, in writing, to follow as you prepare your material.

04:37

Included in this video is one of my favorite and most effective articulation warm ups. Fafa.

01:48

It's really great to warm up your voice, your face and your body prior to recording, whether we see you or not. A great way to get the mouth cavity open and moving as well as over doing plosives so they sound just right when you record is tongue twisters, find out more in this audio.

03:30

Tongue twisters, as we have already established are a great way to warm up the face and the voice. Here are many more examples of tongue twisters for you to try out that really help with the plosives especially.

03:00

Do you find yourself tripping over your words a lot? No matter if you work off a script or speak off the cuff, tripping over your words can be avoided, or at least reduced. In this video, I'll teach you a few mouth warm ups that will help in your overall articulation and delivery.

Section 5: Wrap Up
01:21

Thank you for taking the course. This video will be a thank and a brief recap. Full schedule of what you have learned is below in resources.

02:50

I've added a little more information here on breath connecting to the words and how to make that happen, as well as why it's important.

1 page

Just a little something so you don't fell lost, even with expert tips.

05:26

Many of you do technical videos, wow, more power to you because that stuff is hard to deliver. Here's a little bit of extra boost for you, as far as bits you need to remember to do to keep your material engaging. It's tough material, you know it well, remember we don't and add in the flair to keep us interested and engaged.

02:27

Here is an example of slightly adding voice technique to a technical delivery.

6 pages

In this section I've included a bonus PDF that covers some great tips if you want to get on camera fast, which is a great thing to do!

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Instructor Biography

Tracy Goodwin, Captivate the Room/Owner

Tracy Goodwin is known around the globe as the Red Sweater Lady for her extensive collection of communication and voice training videos. With over 20 plus years experience in voice, on camera and communication training, she is a master of her game. Tracy holds a BFA in Directing, an MA in Child Drama and an MA in Corporate Communications. Tracy has trained clients all over the world from professional actors to news personalities to C-Suite Executives. Tracy can teach you how to Captivate the Room by creating and delivering engaging content in a captivating and persuasive way. Tracy's methods are guaranteed to work and have been perfected over the years through education, training and consulting.

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