Sharing Good Practice Workshop: Can you hear me at the back?
Did you know that teachers and lecturers are at least eight times more likely to suffer voice problems than other workers?* This workshop is aimed at any member of University staff who is engaged in public speaking; whether in presentations, lectures, or conferences. We will look at how to improve your voice control through breathing and posture, the importance of vocal quality in terms of clarity of your message, tips to avoid vocal fatigue, and what to do should voice problems arise.
*ATL, the education union
Nikki Doig, School of Education and Social Work
Voice training undertaken during Nikki's undergraduate honours degree in Dramatic Studies from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has informed her practice, first as a teacher in the primary classroom and now as a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work, where she supports both ITE students and staff across the University with use and care of voice. An MSc in in Public Relations from the University of Stirling has further developed her understanding of the power of verbal and non-verbal communication.