Free workshop for members

The date and time
27 Jun, 2-4.30pm

The venue
The National Union of Journalists
Headland House
72 Acton Street
London WC1X 9NB

How much do you know about your voice and can you rely upon it in stressful situations? For example, if you need to present a pitch or introduce a piece of work does your voice let you down?  Do you mumble, dry up, hyperventilate or otherwise panic?  This session will help you identify and manage common problems and ensure that your voice helps rather than hinders your progress when under duress.

Apply online by 17 June

Workshop content

This session will help you use your voice to its best in any given situation. It includes:

  • understanding why the voice sometimes malfunctions under stress
  • tips for good voice maintenance
  • simple warm-up exercises for maximum vocal efficiency
  • gentle exercises for freeing up the vocal mechanism
  • Q and A on common vocal issues

Who should attend

Creative freelances who wish to improve the impact that they achieve through their voice and ensure that they can control it under stress.

To get the most from this workshop, you will need to wear comfortable clothing, kick off your shoes and be prepared to move around a little.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, you will have a greater understanding of how your voice works, identified areas of tension and how to ensure that your voice doesn’t suffer when under stress, identified areas of bad posture and lack of voice/body connection and have acquired techniques to help fix these.


Isobel Collyer

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. We are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey, which you will need to fill in before or at the workshop. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand. All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries

t: 07580 348726

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