The Powerful Voice

The Powerful Voice01.07.2024 09:00 - 16:00 (Mon)TUM Graduate School: Boltzmannstraße 17, 85748, Garching bei München, Room E003Francesca Carlin
Presentation, voice, speech, performance, soft skills
Course Description: 

One of the most powerful tools of communication is our voice: not only does it help us convey our ideas it also provides another way for our listeners to understand who we are. For better or for worse, people judge our intelligence and our trustworthiness by our voice and the way we use it. For professional academics, this is key when it comes to presenting their research, giving a lecture, or putting their best selves forward in an interview.

This one-day workshop is designed to help develop a powerful voice through active practice, individual and group activities, as well as vocal exercises based on Linklater, Fitzmaurice, and Alexander techniques.

Course aims: 
  • Be able to warm-up your own voice
  • Learn proper breathing techniques
  • Understand how to project your voice without strain
  • Utilize pitch, rhythm, and pace in your speech
  • Learn techniques to help you deal with pressure and stress.
Teaching methods: 

Theater-based techniques used by professional actors. 

This course fits doctoral candidates in the following phase: 

At the beginning of the doctorate │ during the doctorate │ at the end of the doctorate

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Course preparation: 

A short 1-minute personal introduction.

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Graduate School Geschäftsstelle
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In Präsenz
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Financial contribution: 
20 Euro
Francesca Carlin

Francesca Carlin is an American trainer and coach in the areas of communication, leadership, and life design. She spent 20 years as a theater professional and over a decade working with academics and business professionals on mindful communication, presence, and leadership. Using her background in the performing arts, her experience in leading teams in education and the arts, and her passion for design thinking, Francesca has created a unique approach to her workshops and coaching.