Warm ups for performers and public speaking
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Warm ups for performers and public speaking

A series of exercises to warm up your body and voice for performance, whether on screen or in front of an audience.
4.2 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,381 students enrolled
Created by Marinda Botha
Last updated 3/2016
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 17 video lectures demonstrating step-by-step the physical and vocal exercises discussed
  • 35 min of “talking-head” video content
  • Tutoring from an artist who have made these exercises part of her life for 16 years!
  • A healthy body, mind and voice, ready to take on any performance!
  • Resources at the end of the course to many more warm up ideas
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Requirements
  • 10 -15 minutes of free time per day, to watch the lessons and then copy them.
  • No prior physical ability is required. These exercises work well for all ages and body types. They are extremely safe (and effective!).
  • A willingness to learn and improve. You only have one body. You need to take care of it.
  • A room where you can practice. Perhaps a mirror to watch yourself in as you do the exercises (though not essential).
  • Soft soled shoes, or as I prefer, go barefoot!
Description

Hi there. I’m Marinda Botha

Thank you for considering taking this course.

If you regularly need to speak or teach in front of others, or you need to record videos where you yourself are on-camera, then this course is for you.

These series of exercises are geared towards warming up your body for performance, be it a public speaking event you need to do, a voice over gig, or performance on screen or stage.

I’m a trained actor and voice over artist. I’ve been in the industry for 16 years, having worked and trained in Europe and South Africa.

I am trained in stage and screen performance, voice overs, physical theatre, clowning and overall physical awareness of body alignment.

I am primarily a voice over artist and trainer, with clients from across the globe. I have a deep love for movement, understanding your body as a performer, looking after your health and utilizing this tool of yours, to the best of your ability.

We will look at Body alignment, Breath control, Articulation, Warming up the resonators and many more!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students interested in public speaking or those wishing to improve their overall articulation or inability to speak clearly in front of others, are welcome to take this course.
  • This 17 part course can be taken by complete beginners to advanced students.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Why warming up your body and voice is essential for performance.
1 Lecture 01:32
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Becoming aware of your feet
1 Lecture 01:44
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The spine
1 Lecture 02:53
The Spine
02:53
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The Flop
1 Lecture 01:41
The flop
01:41
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The Hug
1 Lecture 01:42
The Hug
01:42
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Breath Control
1 Lecture 02:10
Breath Control
02:10
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The Shake-Out
1 Lecture 00:56
The Shake-Out
00:56
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A general Warm-Up
1 Lecture 02:28
General Warm-Up Exercise sequence
02:28
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The Hum
1 Lecture 02:16
The Hum
02:16
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Turning the Hum into Sound.
1 Lecture 01:50
9 More Sections
About the Instructor
Marinda Botha
4.5 Average rating
61 Reviews
3,042 Students
3 Courses
Voice Actor and Trainer

I am a bilingual native speaker of Afrikaans and have a very neutral English accent. I am also experienced in the British voice over industry, as I spent 8 years living and working in London before moving back to South Africa. I am now based in Centurion, Gauteng, working from my home recording studio.

My voice has been described as warm, earthy, sensual, clear and authoritative. It lends itself well to corporate scripts like IVR, medical narration, e-learning, telephony and videos for web.

I hold a Performing Arts Degree and love stretching my acting muscles in the booth. I also trained at The Actor’s centre and did an Advanced Acting for Radio course in London. I have also been teaching at a tertiary education institute in South Africa for 8 years.