A 5-week course to get you speaking with authority and conviction.
In this Workshop, you will learn how to adapt your voice to different settings and practice your speaking skills with a text from history.
Mondays, 19.00 - 21.30, BritCham, Bischoffsheim 11.
For all aged 18 and over.
Our SPEECHES Workshop is designed for up to 10 people.
This workshop is for people who want to develop their public speaking skills so that they can speak with authority in front of an audience.
BritCham, Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, Brussels 1000.
Mondays, 19:00 - 21:30. Five weeks in total.
Check out the dates overview below for more information.
You will learn techniques and exercises to ensure healthy, sustained voice use. You will also explore your natural voice and find ways to add context-specific nuance and colour. We will choose a speech from history to perfect for performance in front of your classmates.
How Much ?
Our 5-week course costs just €160.
We spend a lot of our days in silence and many of us do not use the full potential of our voice in our daily lives. We will discover exercises that will enable you to unlock your true voice.
Once you have found your true voice, we will journey through different exercises in which you will be able to consciously make alterations to change the tone of what you are saying to meet any occasion.
Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower were among the greatest orators of the last century. We will use examples of great orators to guide our work for the final few sessions.
General introduction and overview of vocal technique: from warming up the body and voice to discovering correct posture and breathing for a supported voice.
A closer and practical look at prosody and how to interpret and use rhetorical devices effectively. Exercises to help deal with nerves and practice feeling comfortable in front of an audience.
A focus on character and energising the voice to maximise audience engagement through storytelling and improv.
A consolidation of weeks 1-3 with emphasis on vocal variation, intonation and vocal speed.
Participants rehearse and deliver an own-choice speech/poem/presentation utilising the learning from weeks 1-4 and receive peer feedback.
SPEECHES takes place on MONDAYS.
Please ensure that you are available to attend all of the dates of the Workshops. If you will be absent for one or more sessions, we ask you to wait until next term to register.
Please note that the February-March session is now full and, as such, we have opened registration for the April-May session.
DATES OF THE NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE.
1. Monday 8 April
2. Monday 15 April
3. Monday 22 April
4. Monday 29 April
5. Monday 6 May
FOLLOWING AVAILABLE COURSE
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING IN MAY-JUNE, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL TO PRE-REGISTER: email@example.com.
Can't make any of the dates above? We also organise one-to-one or bespoke group sessions. Get in touch to learn more!
Jonathon has a BA in Theatre/English and trained at The Poor School, London. He has extensive experience as an actor in theatre, TV, film and as a corporate trainer and voice coach. He is also the resident drama teacher at an international school. He has been based in Brussels for more than 20 years.
Receive a 10% discount when you register your interest for our Summer School 2024!
We are still finalising details for our Summer School 2024, our highly popular programme for 10-18-year-olds, but since so many of you were asking us when registration opens, we decided to open "pre-registration" already :).