"Say What?" Vocal Techniques

Say What? is a virtual live voice workshop which allows you to deconstruct your voice to its component parts in order to understand it and develop a greater sense of control over how you can exploit it to its greatest potential. Participants should be prepared to explore and experiment with their voice.


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Prompted by the need for social distancing in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic and inspired by numerous conference calls during which it was often difficult to understand what people were saying, Say What? is practical workshop conducted live on the Zoom platform.

We will work through the programme together. Some of it will take place in small breakout rooms with three or four other participants and the rest of it will take place as a plenary session. By the end of it you will have discovered a different way of thinking about and using your voice, which will lead to a greater sense of comfort and confidence when you do.

Research students and staff have to present - and speak - in a range of academic and professional contexts. This practical voice workshop, based on theatrical and real-world experience, will help you understand your voice and how you can best use it.

This will benefit anyone wishing to develop their vocal control and ability.

What to expect:


  • Exploration and examination of the voice itself from intention to comprehension, enabling participants to form an objective opinion about their voice; a necessary building block for improvement
  • A practical vocal warm up rooted in established theatrical practice
  • To be equipped with a tool with which you can develop vocal control and tonal nuance.




You may also be interested our other online workshops on presenting skills:

In The Wings - Presentation Preparation

Potential Energy - Presentation Delivery


One of the most useful courses I have done in public speaking


Fantastic presenter!

Many elements I will use elsewhere in my work and daily life

Great session, built my confidence

Really practical advice on vocal warm up and to understand vocal control