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Saturday, April 22 • 11:30am - 11:45am
Submitted Paper - Musically Spoken: Teaching Vocal Habits in the Workplace

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This session will explore an innovative format to disseminate vocal knowledge to a wider spectrum of the general population. After receiving a request from Amazon to train employees on effective communication in a noisy industrial environment, Musically Spoken was created to offer a structured workshop for introducing vocal wellness principles in the workplace. The course uses singing and fun speaking exercises to introduce principles of breathing, posture, resonance, musicality and intention. This unique group approach has potential to introduce healthy vocal function before problems develop by raising awareness among diverse populations including teachers, athletic coaches, sales representatives and executives. The benefits of vocal wellness training become more attractive to the business community when paired with research illustrating the high cost of vocal issues and how vocal training might yield a significant return on investment. Additionally, students have recognized the need to seek medical advice for potential problems and reported benefits including improved confidence in public speaking, increased perceived authority and greater joy in singing with a desire to learn more in private lessons.

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to describe a musical framework for group instruction of healthy verbal communication in the workplace.
  • Attendees will be able to discuss the potential benefits of this approach.
  • Attendees will be able to make a case for vocal wellness training with managers.

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Erin Guinup

Voice Teacher, Musically Spoken
I have recently expanded my private voice teaching to corporate presentations for companies including Amazon. These unique workshops foster better breathing, posture and expressive verbal and non-verbal communication through singing and vocal exercises as well as improvisation and... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am PDT
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
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Disclaimer This session was submitted by a third party and is included solely as a courtesy to attendees. Its inclusion in this schedule should not be considered an endorsement of the third parties or a recommendation to attend this session.