Voice Protection and Projection
An accredited CPD course for the Institute of Swimming (ASA) since 1998 and recommended by the Swimming Teachers Association. Helpful for all school teachers, trainers, call centre operatives etc.
If you use your voice all day on the phone, you should know how your voice works and how to look after it.
- How the voice works
- Taking care of the voice
- Breath support
- Vocal warm-up
- Protection techniques
- Trouble shooting
- Individual vocal analysis
- Coping with illness
- Telephone techniques
WORK HOARSE! – The TUC has flagged up the problems caused by vocal abuse in the workplace as a Health & Safety issue. Low humidity, stress, tiredness, poor air quality, chemicals, seating posture can all affect the vocal cords and what the listener hears.
You may find this article of interest – click HERE.
If you are worried about damaging your voice at work give Priscilla a call on 0800 083 4082 before it is too late.
Here’s what Priscilla’s clients say
Priscilla’s Voice Protection course is viewed as one of the most valuable presentations we can offer our Instructors who work in the most challenging environments for voices. I would like to express our thanks to Priscilla for organising and presenting what were informative, interactive and enjoyable workshops.
Ian Turner – Safeguarding and training lead for Notts Schools’ swimming service
Many thanks for the course yesterday it was very enjoyable. The tutoring was excellent and skills learned will be put into practice again today
Martin Bradbury, Swimming Development Manager, Halifax Council
A rather late, but heartfelt, thank you for an enjoyable 3 hours last Saturday. It was great to see teachers getting really involved and getting some useful information and techniques that will be of direct benefit to them. The evaluation forms were all very complimentary of your delivery and enthusiasm, and I agree entirely, it was a pleasure to be in your workshop. I have forwarded comments to the I.O.S. regards teachers feeling that emphasis should be on teachers learning at qualification time to look after their voices.
Sarah Porter, Sussex County Swimming Coordinator – Voice Protection Workshop, K2 Crawley
It was a delight having Priscilla come along to the Bosworth Academy to give a lecture to the Swimming Teaching Staff on ‘voice projection and voice protection’. It was a topic the staff had not covered before and hence our enthusiasm to see if our technique could be improved. Priscilla presented the seminar in a relaxing and informative way and all enjoyed the practical elements that, at times, were very funny. We all came away appreciating the importance of breathing correctly; conscious of using the shape of the mouth and tongue when speaking and hydrating in order to prevent damage to our vocal cords and improve the way instructions are relayed. Thanks from the Swimming Teaching Staff at Bosworth Academy, Desford, Leicester.
Julie Carmee – Bosworth Academy