Your Speaking Voice Toolbox
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To prepare for the busy spring tour season, speech Pathologist Laura Purcell Verdun will provide a two-hour presentation on the refinement of voice (including avoiding injury due to prolonged use), speech, communication and presentation skills for the professional tour guide.

When: Friday, January 17
9:30 - Noon
Where: Women in Military Service Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia 
United States
Contact: Jackie Frend, Christen Eliason, Sandra Moore

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Your Speaking Voice Toolbox

Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC/SLP

January 17, 2020

You have more control over your voice than you realize. It is critical for tour guides to inform visitors with their best speaking skills and well projected voice, while avoiding injury due to prolonged use. We will explore the foundations of healthy, effective and dynamic voice use, with emphasis on preventative wellness and development of your speaking voice toolbox. Learn how the voice works and how it changes across the lifespan. Pick up practical techniques to coordinate breathing and speaking, improve the quality and resonance of your voice, vary inflection, make the voice loud enough without strain, and cultivate day to day vocal endurance. The presentation will be augmented by in-class exercises, take home tips for daily voice care, and strategies for recovery following strain and overuse.

Ms. Verdun, owner of Voicetrainer, LLC, is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist, and communication coach, with more than 25 years’ experience in the refinement of voice and rehabilitation of voice disorders.

The fee for this event is $25.