The most important instrument in speaking is your voice!
With proper control over the voice as a tool, anyone can obtain more clarity and resonance, a wider dynamic range, and ultimately more presence and power when speaking.
Jimmy Cannon works with speakers, coaches and business professionals to help them sustain and protect their voice when speaking.
Jimmy teaches using Skype and Zoom US as well as in person in London (on request).
Examples of what you can cover in your sessions:
'Presenting a strong presence’ - body alignment
Your presence not only will give you gravitas, but will affect how you sound and come across to your audience. By changing the way you stand and hold yourself when speaking will make you more:
- aware of your surroundings
- in control of your speech
- engaging to listen to
- confidence to communicate
‘Supporting your voice’ - breathe placement
Correct breathing is crucial to communication, and with proper diaphragmatic control, you’ll be able to:
- feel less stressed and anxious
- speak with more tonal variety
- create a larger dynamic range
- produce more resonance
- sustain the health of your voice
‘Improving clarity’ - articulators
Exercises that utilise the tongue, teeth and palate will increase the clarity of your voice enabling you to:
- speak more clearly
- engage with more people
- get your point across
- help you feel more confident
‘Creating a deeper sound’ - resonance
Speaking from the chest rather than the throat (Larynx) will give you more resonance and ultimately more:
- authority when you speak
- power and impact
‘Pitching with confidence’ - pitch
Experimenting with the different pitches in your voice will:
- prevent you having a mono-tonal voice
- give your sentences more lift and expression
- keep the listener engaged
‘The power of projection’ - dynamic range
Being able to project your voice will allow you to:
- reach more people
- express yourself without effort
- add power to your voice
Jazz singer and vocal coach Jimmy Cannon has toured and recorded with Sir Tom Jones, The Commitments, performed for Richard Branson on his private plane and recorded for both Roger Taylor and Carlsberg.
Since 2007 he’s been the vocal and performance coach at various music colleges in London including Westminster University, helping his students to achieve their goals whether it be their first public performance, improving their range, how to ‘belt’, or preparing for ‘X Factor’ auditions. He now works with speakers, coaches and business professionals to help them sustain and protect their voice when speaking.