Expressive Speech: Vocal Dynamism in the Classroom

Spring 2018

Thu, March 8, 2018 | 1:30–3:30
Halpern Centre 114, Burnaby campus

Are you ready to trade your sleep-inducing monotone for a richer and more exciting sound? In this two-hour workshop for instructors, staff members and graduate students in instructional roles you will learn to apply the musician’s tools of melody and rhythm to become a more confident, colourful and dynamic speaker. The session will be facilitated by TLC voice specialist Sanders Whiting, who draws on his extensive background in music, theatre and education.

NOTE: A $25 cancellation fee may apply for registrants who do not attend or who fail to provide adequate notice of withdrawal (one week’s notice is recommended).

   Open until filled

Additional information

Effective presentations are about more than content. Your delivery matters. Dynamic variation and vocal variety can help you capture, hold and direct the attention of your audience. Speaking in a melodic and dynamic way can make your content more interesting, persuasive and memorable. This workshop will give you the knowledge and techniques you need to enhance the melodic and rhythmic qualities of your speech.


You will learn how to:

  • Increase your pitch range to create an exciting vocal line and avoid monotonous speech production
  • Use a variety of cadences to captivate your audience
  • Use consonants to make your meaning clearer and easier to understand
  • Take advantage of pauses and repetition to frame important words and phrases

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