Dr. Agin offers customized workshops and classes. Each workshop includes skill learning, reinforcement and practical applications. The training content is rigorous and entertaining, and is augmented with case examples, various media, role-playing, etc. The workshop programs may be modified in length and content to suit your organization's needs. Examples of the content of selected workshops follow.
Successful verbal communication is the primary tool of businesses worldwide. Optimizing clear communication of information within an organization is essential for effective coordinated management. Outside the organization -- in marketing, conferences and sales -- selecting the appropriate communication format for disseminating information can improve the understanding of a product, its uses and benefits.
The Communication Associates Training Workshop has been carefully designed to assist today's managers, executives and officials in improving their presentation skills significantly in ONE DAY by offering an effective combination of communication theory, practical information and personalized training. Specifically, participants will learn to
2. VOICE PROJECTION AND PROTECTION: VOCAL SKILLS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL VOICE USER
The speaking voice is the primary element in effective communication. The sounds of a language are carried on the vocal tone that arises from the larynx in the neck. The tone producing muscles in the larynx are to varying degrees responsible for vocal pitch, loudness, quality and rate. This workshop is designed to teach the nature and use of these four dynamics to business people who earn their living by using their speech. Each participant will be trained to optimize their vocal skills and apply them in a variety of simulated business speaking situations. Voice projection will be taught and practiced. Lastly, voice problems such as hoarseness and vocal fatigue, as well as lifestyle practices such as diet will be discussed to promote the health of the vocal muscles.
This intermediate level workshop has
been designed for speech therapists and experienced trainers of the
speaking or singing voice and those who require an understanding of
common disorders of the larynx and advanced therapy techniques. The
workshop will provide you with the content to recognize and alter basic
vocal dynamics and vocal healthcare.
4. VOICE HEALTH WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS and TRAINERS: IMPROVING YOUR VOICE and PREVENTING VOCAL INJURY.
Does your voice ever crack or get hoarse when you are speaking? Is your voice tired and gravelly after you lecture? This workshop will describe how a normal/healthy voice should be produced. Common lifestyle risk factors for developing voice problems will be discussed. We will also discuss speaking behaviors such as shouting and speaking with too low or a too high pitch, which can lead to voice injury and voice loss. Easy vocal hygiene techniques to help you avoid vocal injury, and optimize voice use will be presented. These techniques will be demonstrated and illustrated with audio and video samples.
Participants come from all walks of life: actors, airline pilots, singers, actors, attorneys, teachers, students, physicians, salespeople, secretaries, supervisors, receptionists, etc. They share a desire to use an English speech and voice pattern that is standard for their community or work setting.
l. Small Group Formats
3 Week Intensive Workshop: For individuals with an average command of English Pronunciation:
l3 Week Class: For individuals with average command of English pronunciation:
II. Private Customized Training
l3 Week Program:
7 Week Program:
This training includes: