Speaking Clearly

Author: Jeffrey C. Hahner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070259195
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed to help students with the more difficult aspects of voice and diction, offers drills, target sounds, and familiar words in comfortable, non-embarrasing exercises which discourage failure.

Fundamentals of Voice and Articulation

Author: Lyle V Mayer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078036798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For more than fifty years, Fundamentals of Voice and Articulation has helped students develop effective voice and speech habits with its amusing exercises and lively practice material.

How You Can Command Respect and Be Loved for It

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 145020841X
Format: PDF
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After writing 'I Want What They've Got' which gives a plan for all round self-improvement, I felt there was a need for a book which dealt more specifically with 'presence' and 'leadership', hence 'How You Can Command Respect And Be Loved For It' This book is for people who wish to become more assertive and more respected, and is full of exercises and tips to raise your social status. For example, in a conversation where you wish to impress, you probably agree a lot of the time which you know will generate rapport. If you disagree sometimes you will show that you have your own mind, and may stimulate more conversation. Agreement is compliance which generates rapport, disagreement generates status, careful balance is needed. People may bully you, using presuppositions to lower your status. Presuppositions are nasty put-downs which are hard to respond to quickly. Examples,'You know you can't do it!' or 'Do you realize you're letting the team down?' This book examines presupposition patterns with many exercises and examples, enabling you to respond to them quickly and effectively. If you wish to speak to a busy person you risk being nervous, speaking too quickly and losing status. You can make them WANT to hear your words, also you can use this 'being busy' phenomena to YOUR advantage! This book is full of exercises, tips, eye openers and social dynamics to change your life for the better, for ever.

The Voice Book

Author: Kate DeVore
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769818
Format: PDF
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Written to save careers one voice at a time through scientifically proven methods and advice, this resource teaches people how to protect and improve one of their most valuable assets: their speaking voice. Simple explanations of vocal anatomy and up-to-date instruction for vocal injury prevention are accompanied by illustrations, photographs, and FAQs. An audio CD of easy-to-follow vocal-strengthening exercises—including Hum and Chew, Puppy Dog Whimper, Sirens, Lip Trills, and Tongue Twisters—is also included, along with information on breathing basics, vocal-cord vibration, and working with students who have medical complications such as asthma, acid reflux, or anxiety.

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408177218
Format: PDF, Docs
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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 � 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: ·a historical overview of the culture; ·an outline of theatre history; ·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.

The Articulate Voice

Author: Lynn K. Wells
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780205380329
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Articulate Voice taps into the most current research to clearly and concisely deliver the basics on voice production and techniques for improving pitch, rate, volume, and quality. One reviewer praised, "This is a rare find in comparison to other voice and diction textbooks." Another calls The Articulate Voice "a model of clarity and concision."

Smart Talk

Author: Lisa B. Marshall
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250029589
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want. ...you were more fluent at introducing yourself, making conversation, and following up. ...you were better at delivering feedback, receiving criticism, and using positive language. ...you were perceived as more diplomatic and charismatic. Smart Talk applies up-to-date communication research to everyday situations and gives smart, practical, step-by-step directions to achieve results. Smart Talk is no ordinary book— it's the Swiss Army Knife of communication—a comprehensive set of tools to build strong relationships and avoid communication breakdowns. With proven strategies and practical action plans, Smart Talk will help you resolve conflicts, strengthen your natural charisma, and master the art of persuasion. Never again will you dread a holiday party or be rendered speechless at a business meeting. Backed by solid research and written in an engaging narrative style with a warm sense of humor, communication expert Lisa B. Marshall translates her wealth of experience into practical, fresh advice to help you navigate any complex situation, and achieve professional success.

Make Your Voice Heard

Author: Chuck Jones
Publisher: Back Stage Books
ISBN: 0307875229
Format: PDF
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• Focuses on the relationship between voice training and acting • Simple, easy-to-follow exercises to strengthen the voice in just 10 minutes per day • Revised and expanded edition includes new techniques • Replaces ISBN 0-8230-8333-0 Chuck Jones, the leading expert on using the voice to convey character, explains his groundbreaking techniques clearly and concisely in this revised edition of a classic. First, Jones examines acting basics related to the voice: being heard, character choices, and power. Then he introduces daily exercises that release, stretch, and strengthen the voice, in order to increase the actor’s expressive range. For any actor who wants to grow and develop, Make Your Voice Heard offers powerful, practical tools for connecting the voice to emotions—and using the vocal instrument to create new levels of meaning. From the Trade Paperback edition.