Follow-Up on the Workshop about our authentic Voice
On the 28th of October we invited Christine Dilschneider, owner of stimmpräsenz.ch to teach us about our authentic voice. The workshop was refreshing, interesting and extremely useful to all of us.
I have furthermore asked Christine to answer some questions, which were as follows:
1: If our members would take only one thing out of the workshop, what would it be?
Christine: “The consciousness, that the body is the instrument for the voice”
2: What else would you have taught or shown us, if we had more time?
Christine: “We would have done a speaking practice: one participant talks, while everyone else listens, but they don’t see the person talking!”
3: What advice would you give to our members, if they want to further improve their voice?
Christine: “They should use their voice consciously.”
4: How do you prepare for big events, where you can use your voice?
Christine: “I do some breathing-gymnastics and voice-training according to my method.”
5: The authentic voice is your primary focus. But how does someone adapt his or her voice and still stay authentic?
Christine: “A voice, which is intentionally distorted, for example a good actor or story-teller seems authentic to me. If, however, your voice is always too high or low in pitch, or it sounds overly dramatic or hoarse, it’s no longer authentic. This is when you need to do voice training.
Christine has been a voice trainer for many years, she offers individual coaching, or even seminars for companies at her website: www.stimmpräsenz.ch. She specialises on the use of the authentic voice, that is, the voice which suits you and only you. Each person is different. If you need your voice in your everyday life on a regular basis and you have no space for it to be mediocre, then Christine is your contact of choice.