English voice coach for vocal training & accent reduction
Teaching methods, brief course outlines and techniques employed by Edward Olive during courses
Edward Olive has his own registered copyright English accent, dialect, phonetics and pronunciation course dealing with the use by the student of each individual vowel, diphthong, consonant and triphthong in standard English. Note this course is written personally by Edward Olive and only used by Edward Olive within the field of English courses with Edward Olive. According to Intellectual Property law no other teacher, school or agency has access to any course that is copyright registered by Edward Olive.
Firstly the use of each basic sound is analyzed by the student to identify the specific problems that the student needs to work on, which is then followed by in depth work on exercises with examples of the use of that particular sound in words and phrases, different possible spellings where it can appear and tongue twisting tongue gymnastic exercises to compare and contrast different sounds. As an example below is an abbreviated part of the course is part of the chapter on using the sounds S, Z, SH etc .:
z zoo, prize, froze, blaze,
Sap-zap, sip-zip, sit-zit, Sue-zoo, pence-pens, close*-close*, face-phase, niece-knees, fierce-fears, peace/piece-peas, pence-pens, gross-grows, place-plays, pace-pays, use*-use*, loose-lose, bus-buzz, price-prize
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Other pronunciation courses
The aim of all pronunciation intensive sessions is to spend 50% of the time on technical issues and 50% applying the new skills learned to everyday practical situations aiming to improve overall fluidity and effectiveness of the student in real life situations. This is not an intellectual or academic theory course - it's all about tangible positive useful results when speaking, presenting, reading or acting.
Pronunciation rules of ED endings in simple past and present perfect past tense;
Pronunciation rules for S endings in plurals;
Pronunciation - SZ difficulties;
Pronunciation - common problems for Spanish speakers;
Pronunciation of common brand and company names;
Pronunciation - use of contractions;
Pronunciation - use of contractions 2;
Pronunciation - letters and alphabet;
Pronunciation - phonetic symbols and practical application;
Pronunciation - phonetic symbols chart for daily use;
Pronunciation - phonetic symbols and vowels practice;
Pronunciation guide for common use of the Schwah;
Pronunciation guide to pronunciation changes in the "standard" US accent;
Pronunciation - Some US changes;
Pronunciation regional example: Cockney & London.
Pronunciation - Using studio microphones
During the pronunciation course (and indeed in other courses including presentations and public speaking) Edward Olive may record himself and the student with individual professional recording studio microphones and audio recorder that produces clear, crisp, detailed, professional quality sound to be able to provide very high quality audio tracks fully customized for students with examples of the student's voice and the voice of Edward Olive. This will facilitate the homework studies of the student between sessions to listen and practice with the audio recordings at home, in the car or with headphones on the smartphone.
It is to be noted that Edward Olive is a professional voiceover artist with his own recording studio equipment providing the voice for television commercials, TV programs, corporate videos, cartoons, video games, websites and apps for smartphones. Edward Olive uses and applies this same knowledge and the same professional voiceover equipment for his specialized English, business, presentations and voice courses for the maximum benefit of each student.
Edward Olive is a professional voice coach / vocal and speech coach and trains theater actors who want to improve their voice projection and control for professional work in theater and shows. The same techniques are employed by Edward in business courses to improve and enhance the corporate voice of the student. This can include work on:
Improved breathing technique;
Relaxation techniques to improve control;
Coping with stress, nerves and stage fright to avoid adverse effects on the voice;
Physical position of the voice, use of diaphragm and body to assist voice projection;
5. Body language
The use of body language to assist a student vocally so that voice and body work together as a team;
4. Voice and subtext
Transmission of subtext and believing in texts to improve vocal delivery;
5. Voice and emphasis
The use of the voice for to convey stress and emphasis;
6. Voice rhythm
Varying rhythms and speeds to give a more flexible, interesting and dynamic voice;
7. Vocal cord protection
Voice levels, volume and depth to avoid vocal cord problems for frequent public speakers and presenters;
8. "Colouring" the voice
The use of intonation and tone to "colour" the voice;
9. Vocal adaptation
Voice adaptation to circumstances including audience and room size, microphone type and availability;
10. The voice of emotion
The bringing out of emotions, feelings and beliefs whether really believed or delivered by "acting" techniques brought through use of the human voice. How this can be optimised not just for actors but also for a professional or business audience.
Learning English and speaking skills through acting with Edward Olive English teacher, professional screen actor, voiceover artist & drama coach
Edward Olive may, where he feels it to be appropriate and useful for the individual student introduce into sessions elements brought from his drama teaching that may include copyright mini professional courses from the following:
Acting - The day of the shoot / presentation
Acting - Feeling high emotion
Acting *uck it!
Acting - Give it some!
Acting - more casting or presentation tips
Acting - The public and private
Acting - Screen acting tips 1
Acting - Setting the stage and feeling at home on stage
Acting - Social issues
Acting - Telephone casting and interview exercises
Acting - Tramps, drug addicts and alcoholics
Acting - Vocal exercises and breathing 1
Acting - Vocal exercises with consonants and vowels
Acting and learning skills 1
Acting and learning skills 2 - Reading
Acting and learning skills 3 - Presentations
Acting and learning skills 5 - The American voice and acting/ presenting
Acting and learning skills 6 - Role plays and acting/ presenting
Acting and learning skills 7 - Reading and acting
Acting and learning skills 14 - My week acting
Acting and learning skills - Acting for business
Acting and learning skills - Acting a character
Acting and learning skills - Acting atmosphere and styles
Acting and learning skills - Memorising scripts
Acting and learning skills - Coping with nerves and stage fright
Acting and learning skills - Advanced preparation
Acting and learning skills - Preparing a part or role
Acting and learning skills - The senses and language
Acting and learning skills - Speaking statues
Acting and learning skills - Working with a partner
Acting and learning skills - Casting practice 1
Acting and learning skills - Extra reading
Acting and learning skills - Improvisations
Acting and learning skills - Practising stress
Acting and learning skills - Practising subtext
Acting and learning skills - Reading and intonation
Acting and learning skills - Reading subtext
Edward Olive has commonly observed that a student may have a "good voice" in their own native language, but when faced with a foreign language their voice is weakened, blocked or in different ways worsened. Also, any slight defect a student has in their own language will be greatly magnified when speaking in a foreign language.
The intent of this course is to enhance and improve the student's voice in English to better convey a corporate presence and professional message in the international business world. The desire is to have students competing in the same business field as English-speakers and with the same vocal power and voice quality as native executives - a level playing field for non-native corporate professionals.
Olive - professional actor- English trainer - Vocal / voice coach
- Phonetic breakdown of English - Speech rhythm of English - English Speech intonation - Relaxation techniques - Breathing and posture exercises.
- Vocal agility exercises - Confidence building in English - Presenting and public speaking - Body language - Speech style
- RP Received pronunciation BBC standard English - Voice Coach - Learning English through acting.
- Presentation Skills Coach - Vocal Skills Trainer - Public Speaking Coach.
- Communication Skills Coach - Speech Coach - Voice Trainer.
- In-person Dialect Coaching for business meetings, presentations and sales - Skype-coaching - Phone-coaching Edward Olive
- British business & corporate English teacher and professional English coach for public speaking & presentations in Madrid Spain.
- British English teacher & English voice coach for corporate executives, company directors, businessmen & women, lawyers, sales staff, representatives, marketing teams, doctors and politicians in Madrid Spain.
- Professional voice coaching for company directors, businessmen, lawyers, pilots & sales representatives for speeches, presentations & public speaking.
- Business executives, singers, radio presenters & media professionals.
- Posture - presence - breath release - clear tone - resonance - vocal range - vocal variety - clarity of articulation - projection - speeches - Dialect - voice production - accent reduction - acting.
- Training for actors and training for non-actors.
Courses can include:
- Pronunciation 1 course details
- Pronunciation 2 Some US changes
- Pronunciation 3 SZ etc
- Pronunciation 4
- Pronunciation 5 Spanish problems
- Pronunciation Brand names etc
- Pronunciation Cockney & London
- Pronunciation contractions
- Pronunciation contractions 2
- Pronunciation letters
- Pronunciation phonetic symbols
- Pronunciation phonetic symbols 2
- Pronunciation phonetic symbols 3 chart
- Pronunciation phonetic symbols full list
- Pronunciation phonetic symbols Practice vowels
- Pronunciation plurals
- Pronunciation Schwah
- Pronunciation simple past
- Pronunciation standard US course
- Pronunciation standard US course 2
Edward Olive English coaching reservations
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