When Covid-19 struck, Matthew got stuck. Like many people. At home. So, he started running voice sessions online. Among online workshops, he now runs for business are Introduction to Voicework (that explores Vocal Colour), Public Speaking and Speaking Shakespeare.
He also started Speaking Beauty, an online, community, poetry-speaking session that lasts 40 minutes, costs £3, is open to anyone – and now (since lockdown ended) runs as and when participants fancy it. (Get in touch for more information.)
Matthew offers three online corporate workshops.
Each lasts an hour and accommodates up to twelve participants.
All enhance speaking skills.
All maintain team spirit.
All are fun.
Introduction to Voicework encourages participants to explore their vocal colour; reflect on their vocal habits; and to use exercises that work on the spoken voice.
Public Speaking consists of two sessions – Content and Delivery.
Speaking Shakespeare has all participants doing just that.
Because, whether you’re Judy Dench or a corporate lawyer, there is delight in speaking Shakespeare.
Because the physical commitment required to speak it gives the mouth and lungs a good workout.
Because speaking Shakespeare’s language invites self-exploration.
And because it’s fun. Feeling vibrations spill out of the body as we make muscular, emotionally-rich speech sounds is an uplifting and legal pleasure.
Speaking Beauty – Poetry-Speaking In a Time of Pandemic
Speaking Beauty is a free, 40-minutes-long, online, poetry-speaking session. Anyone (subject to space) may participate. Each session comprises a tension-release exercise, a vocal warm-up and the exploration of a poem using vocal exercises.
The aim is to get the voice deep in the body, savouring the delight in speaking beautiful words.
You don’t have to be know anything about poetry.
You don’t have to like performing
You don’t even have to like speaking.
You just have to be open to the possibility that speaking beautiful words aloud is one way to keep the self strong.
INDIVIDUAL ONLINE VOICE-COACHING
Matthew can help with Speeches, Presentations and Accents – and on freeing voices from unhelpful habits.
Please get in touch for more information about all the activities above.