The 5 Minute Warmup for your voice
and the Four Core Skills that will make the
Do you use your voice
for more than 5 hours a day?
Does your job rely on your communication skills?
Do you have any training to care for your voice?
With the 5 Minute Warmup For Your Voice,
you can care for
and support your speaking voice every day...
IN JUST 5 MINUTES!
you use your voice to present, teach, lecture and inform, either in
public or on the telephone, for more than 5 hours a day, you're a
professional voice user! Yet you may have had no training in how
to keep your own speaking voice healthy and efficient. According to
the British Voice Association, "approximately a third of people
working in the UK today depend on their voices to do their work".
Back in the 1970s, Psychologist Albert Mehrabian discovered that
there were three ways that listeners measured communication from
others - words, voice and nonverbal behaviour. He updated this in
the 1980s to the following equation:
Total Liking = 7% Verbal Liking + 38% Vocal Liking + 55% Facial
So a whopping 38% of the effectiveness of your communication
is measured by how much your listener likes your voice.
Can you afford to lose 38% of your effectiveness in communicating
your message? (And if you're on the telephone, the number is even
higher.) Imagine how much easier your life would be if people "got"
what you were saying more easily.
The 5 Minute Warmup For
Your Voice is the first CD from the groundbreaking company Vocal Process
that shows you step by step how to warm up and improve your speaking
voice quickly and safely.
Launched on World Voice Day, the 5 Minute Warmup For Your Voice
uses words, pictures and audio soundbytes to take you in
detail through Four Core Skills for vocal health and stamina,
ending in a simple, highly effective 5 Minute Warmup Routine. This
Routine is already being used in 17 countries including the
US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden, France, The Netherlands, and
of course the UK.
We've created the Four Core Skills to help you get the best out of
your voice: accurate, simple, practical techniques for staying
vocally fit, healthy and effective.
[Scroll down to discover what those Four Core Skills are]
Learn the Four Core Skills, then just run the 5 Minute Warmup Routine -
in the car on the way to work, when you arrive at the new
presentation venue, or during the lunch break if your voice is
feeling tired. You can also take each of the Four Core Skills
separately and work them for a minute - between phonecalls, between
clients, between ceremonies.
The Four Core Skills are the essential techniques for
finding and maintaining an efficient and effective voice.
BUT DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!
We took these Core Skills to the
Microsoft Headquarters in the UK to
work with Microsoft's Premier Field Engineers, who give
presentations and lectures regularly around the world. Here's what
they thought about the Core Skills and the training day:
"The feedback we have received about the course is outstanding"
"Practical exercises that address the issues - I have simple things
"Great tutors, highly recommended"
"Would recommend to everyone in PFE as we're all customer facing"
"A great course and recommend to everyone"
"All in all, one of the best “personal skills” courses that I’ve been
And some longer comments:
"I found that I really enjoyed the day as it progressed and I found
the insights very valuable. I was teaching the following few days,
and have done a few deliveries since and it has made me much more
aware of my vocal skills and more importantly my range."
"For my part I thought it was an excellent course, delivered in a
very accessible manner. I thought they handled the “comfort zone”
issues very well—I never once felt that I had to force myself to do
some of the exercises (individual or group)—despite being well
outside my comfort zone much of the time."
"Overall this has had a positive effect on my presentation skills
and reduced the stress on my vocal folds. If my throat hurts I can
now do something to address it, so a completely converted thumbs up
And our CSAT
scores for the training we gave (based on averages and with a
maximum value of 5.0) gave us 5.0 (full marks) on "the
course was worth the investment of my time" and "The instructor was
knowledgeable about the subject matter".
SO WHO ARE WE?
We are Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes, owners and directors of
the internationally renowned voice training company Vocal Process.
Vocal Process is dedicated to healthy, efficient, practical voice
use. We've been professional vocal trainers for more than 25 years
each, and we regularly present and lecture for up to 10 hours a day.
We know that when you're speaking with people you don't want to have
to think about complicated voice techniques.
We've created downloads, DVDs and CDs for the worldwide voice
community, and our resources have been seen and heard by more than
44,000,000 people worldwide (BBC figures). We're
published authors on healthy and efficient voice use, and have
worked all over the world, personally teaching simple, profound
techniques to literally thousands of speakers, singers and
performers. In fact, narrator Jeremy's vocal folds are featured as
the picture of healthy voice on the British Voice Association
website and leaflet.
WHAT ARE THE FOUR CORE SKILLS?
CORE SKILL 1: Breathing
Breathing is the number one Core Skill. Breath powers your voice.
Use your breath efficiently and you will use your voice more
efficiently. You need breath to come in easily without too much
effort, and to go out as an efficient stream of air.
Do you get nervous when you have to speak in front of others?
- A good breathing technique can also help calm any nerves, gives
you stamina, and enables you to focus on the task in hand.
The most effective form of breathing is known as "diaphragmatic
breathing". In the first Core Skill you will learn how to use your
abdominal wall as a gentle bellows underneath the diaphragm to
support your sound.
Learn how to feed air to your voice and relax your abdomen to get
breath deep into your lungs.
CORE SKILL 2: Opening your throat
Does your voice feel tight?
Do you find you're having to clear your throat a lot, even when
there's "nothing there"?
Is your voice raspy?
A wide open throat gives warmth, depth and vibrancy to your sound,
and gives you more vocal stamina.
The quickest way to control the width in your throat is to do our
simple, rather unusual exercise, which has been used by professional
singers for decades.
Vocal folds need space to move - opening your throat just above the
vocal folds gives them more space and resonate more efficiently, and
gives you a clearer, stronger and easier sound.
If you're using a microphone, either on stage or on the telephone,
this technique will give you the clearest vocal signal and make your
voice understandable to the most people. Microphones only amplify
what's put into them - the microphone won't make your voice sound
better, only louder!
This technique is so important that we've even created an entire DVD
(the first of its kind).
"I've experienced a huge improvement in my voice already! I had a
minor vocal injury that had put my in a downward spiral of trying to
'protect' my voice and many other books that just say 'relax' the
larynx was just making me worse. This is the first system that has
taught me how to actively and precisely release. Can't wait to dig
into the rest!" MM, singer Washington, US
CORE SKILL 3 - Jaw, tongue and lips
Core Skill 3 will give you 3 simple steps to clearer speech.
We use our "articulators", jaw, tongue and lips, to speak and
communicate. But are you working your articulators too hard? This
can throw your voice into bad habits and cause unnecessary tension
and strain. This Core Skill will not change your accent but will
give you an easier, less tense speaking voice.
And if you don't work each articulator separately, your speech will
be unclear. By moving your tongue, jaw and lips individually, you
use just the right amount of energy for clear speech, and your
listeners will understand better what you have to say.
SKILL 4 - The Voice-Body Connection
Your voice lives in your body and is controlled by your brain. "Get
connected" with this two-part Core Skill!
Alignment: Learn how to position your head and neck for an easy,
resonant sound. This works standing up or sitting down, with or
without a microphone, at the computer, on the telephone or in the
Co-ordination: Use a simple body-brain coordination technique to get
switched on and wired up. This physical warmup technique helps you
to think on the spot and say what you mean!
AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN TALKED ABOUT THE BONUS YET!
The 5 Minute Warmup For Your Voice
CD contains a great bonus
The 10 Second Voice Check!
This is the fast (it's genuinely 10 seconds long) and efficient
(Jeremy and Gillyanne use it themselves when they are presenting for
10 hours a day) little routine to make sure your voice is healthy,
efficient and ready to go.
We're going to say no more about it, but check it out when you've
listened to the 5 Minute Warmup For Your Voice - it'll make sense!
Minute Warmup For Your Voice is packed with instructions, pictures
and soundfiles for the most complete learning experience. Each of
the Four Core Skills come with detailed instructions and
demonstrations, and a userfriendly index that enables you to pick
and choose the skills you need, or revise each technique
individually. And the package ends with the complete Warmup Routine
in a 5 Minute soundfile.
This groundbreaking new resource was launched on World Voice Day
2011 - and is now available worldwide as a CD.
company, Vocal Process, is dedicated to sharing information and
promoting expertise, and we want this information and these Four
Core Skills to be available to everyone. We love healthy voices! So
we're offering The Five Minute Warmup For Your Voice CD, for a
limited time only, for just £19.97 plus shipping outside the
UK. That's less than a week's
coffee at Starbucks. You can pay by credit or debit
card, or directly from your Paypal account, and we'll mail it out to
you anywhere in the world.
How much is your
vocal health worth to you?
If you want to join the vocal health revolution, and improve your
communication into the bargain, click on this link to get your
copy of the 5 Minute Warmup For Your Voice CD.
continued vocal health!
Jeremy and Gillyanne, Vocal Process 2012.
you've listened to the Four Core Skills you can just run the 5
Minute Vocal Warmup Routine before you get to work, or in your lunch
break for optimum vocal health.
PPS And don't forget the bonus track - the
10 Second Voice Check.
Whenever you're about to speak in public or to an important client
on the telephone, use the 10 Second Voice Check to discover how
efficient your voice is - it's the exercise that Jeremy and Gillyanne use themselves all the time!
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