Public speaking, whether online or at public events, is an increasing part of work for so many of us, but it can be a daunting prospect. Many of us struggle with nerves, feeling exposed, a naturally quiet speaking voice or an accent that makes it harder for people to understand us. If you’d like to develop your communication and presentation skills, Snow Lion Media can help you. Annalie is a trained professional actor, voice artist and singer with 20 years experience delivering live performance and recorded media.
Here are some areas we can address with one to one coaching:
Learn how to increase the natural power of your voice using physical exercises to develop breathing, resonance, colour and dynamic range.
Learn how to make an impact as soon as you enter the room, to give presentations that keep the audience engaged, to use storytelling and humour to assist in putting your message across, to include your own personality.
Learn how to deal with the nerves that often come with speaking in public and to harness the fear to enhance your performance, using techniques that actors use, incorporating breath work and mindfulness.
Diversity of accents is something that makes the English language beautiful, and keeping the musicality of your native tongue can be an asset, as long as you can be understood clearly. Learn how to soften any problematic vowels using phonetics and other vocal exercises.
Recording the voice is a particular skill, and there are many things you can do to improve the quality of your audio presentation. Learn how to use a microphone to your advantage, to improve articulation and address issues with the voice such as breathiness, stammering, glottal stops and other harsh sounds.
Many of us have to film ourselves as part of our work and it can be hard if we aren’t used to it. Learn how to get comfortable in front of the camera, to relax and be yourself whilst maintaining a sense of the technical aspect of being filmed.
Annalie trained at top London drama school, Webber Douglas, now a part of Central School of Speech and Drama. Throughout her training she worked as a singer and pianist in some of the UK’s top hotels and after graduation she continued to make music whilst pursuing her acting career. Notable theatre credits include Kate in The Taming of the Shrew for Marlow Theatre, Canterbury, Garance in Les Enfants Du Paradis at The Arcola and Eve in Closure at Theatre 503. As a singer she won the accolade of Best Solo Artist at the nationwide Rock The House competition in 2014 and performed at the Houses of Parliament, and has played at numerous festivals and venues including Green Note, Camden and How The Light Gets In at Kenwood House. She has worked extensively in voiceover and podcast presenting, specialising in finance and business and working closely with ACCA to produce their podcast output. Annalie is also a trained meditation instructor, having spent twelve years practising and engaging in deep retreats. As a coach she brings together techniques of mindfulness, yoga, acting and music to work with clients to find their true voice from a place of relaxation and authenticity.