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Voice Training for Barristers
Have you ever considered how your use of voice and posture influences the effectiveness of your advocacy?
Our in-house courses will enable you to maximise your impact and enhance your ability to communicate.
They are accredited by the Bar Standards Board who will award CPD points in the region of 1 point per hour of course to anyone completing them. The number of points is subject to application. This is an administrative formality which every company has to comply with.
We can also tailor our courses to meet your specific needs and provide a certificate of attendance.
Stage 1 – Foundation course
Intensive one to one or groups of 2 to 8 - One day or two half days = 7 hours
This one day performance skills course is aimed at qualified barristers who wish to develop their voice and advocacy skills and personal impact in and outside of court.
You will learn how to fully manage your voice and breath, experience the benefits of correct posture, and explore how to make a full resonant sound; learn to project your voice with ease and practice delivering messages which engage and retain people’s attention
Stage 2 – Advanced course
Intensive one to one or Groups of 2 to 4 - One day or two half days (7 hrs)
This can be taken as a stand alone course but it is recommended that Stage 1 is undertaken first, as a foundation course.
Stage 2 explores in greater depth how language is used in public speaking within the legal profession and the way it impacts on an audience. You will be able to:
• Refine and enhance your professional performance skills
• Examine the impact of the way you structure your arguments
Post workshop participants will receive a:
• Written report
• DVD of the course exercises
• Comprehensive workbook
How we work and the benefits
We carefully tailor our courses to ensure that they meet the specific needs of individuals. This approach is designed to achieve lasting benefits for participants including:
• Enhanced impact
• Increased confidence
• Being able to engage and retain people’s attention
• Getting your message across
• Feeling relaxed and alert
• Sustaining professional performance
Up to group of 4 = Daily fee £2,400
Up to group of 6 = Daily fee £3,000
Up to group of 8 = Daily fee £3,600
Louise has the MA Voice from Central School of Speech and Drama. She runs Resonance Voice Training with her partners and trained associates and works in all sectors at all levels. Louise has used her skills as a voice expert in the last series of ‘Faking It’ for Channel 4 and ‘Celebrity Swap’ for Channel Five. Prior to this she worked for many years as an actress with the Royal National, RSC and in London’s West End.
Current clients include career consultants Stork and May, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Domestic and General plc, and a number of Universities and London councils. She has trained on the BVC course with Northumbria University and through Interchange Training for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Sasha Mitchell, Lead Associate
One of the earliest workshops Sasha was involved in was for The Woolf Report working with lawyers and medical consultants on training for mediation. She has worked in the retail sector advising businesses on staff training and security using workshops and role play. She teaches voice and singing for Clean Break and has also worked with ex-offenders for CAST focussing on the voice as a confidence tool, and for work interview skills. Currently a voice tutor at Millennium Dance 2000 in Hampstead, Sasha started working professionally as an actress at 16 and continues to fit in television and theatre appearances between training workshops.
Comments from satisfied clients:
“I will have greater presence in the courtroom as a result of attending this course.”
“I will be able to improve advocacy and engage in public speaking”
“I just wanted to thank you for a great voice training session - I really liked the way you brought theory and practice together with a very creative use of metaphors and were also able to give encouraging individual feedback as well”.
“I have gained so much from your course, both in acquiring professional skills and also I am enjoying my public performances hugely more than before.”
“Fantastic workshop! I would love for this to become a series of sessions.
Is there a 3rd and 4th stage? Great teacher! I learned so much!”
“Although I found the practical exercises difficult, I must concede that they were effective in increasing my self confidence”.