Speak with Impact

Become a better communicator and deliver your message with confidence and purpose through effective voice training.

  • Develop greater confidence, clarity and self-esteem in using your voice.
  • Practice techniques to enhance your communication.
  • Explore the power of your individual voice.
  • Identify your vocal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Practice improved breathing and vocal techniques.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Speaking clearly.
    • Developing flexibility and accuracy, so that sounds and words are clearly expressed.
    • Controlling your breathing through diaphragmatic breathing exercises.
    • Developing resonance and project a fuller, richer sound.
    • Using pace, pause, pitch, emphasis, and volume to enhance the way you speak.
    • Conveying appropriate emotions through vocal and facial expression.
    • Caring for your voice.
    • Warming up your voice - particularly good for public speaking and presentations.
    • Being fully aware of the sound of your voice and its impact on other people.
  • Should I attend?

    Suitable for professionals at any level who want to improve the clarity and control of their voice.

  • How will I benefit?

    In this interactive half-day workshop, you will learn to overcome the biggest problems in public speaking and begin to develop the full potential of your voice.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    You will return to your organisation a better speaker, a better presenter, and with the information to assist others around you to improve.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
Marilyn was an excellent presenter – valued every participant, was supportive and engaging. A very worthwhile course!past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

Available course dates:

  • Tuesday 15 October 2024 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

    Course Start Date: Tuesday 15 October 2024 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Marilyn Bodycoat ASDA, ATCL

    Marilyn has over twenty five years’ experience in voice training. She specialises in developing and improving each individual’s voice so that they can reach their potential. Marilyn is the principal of a leading Adelaide voice coaching agency and has a broad range of clients, including students, teachers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, bankers, chief executives and company managers. She is an Associate of the Australian Music Examinations Board in Speech and Drama, an Associate of Trinity College of London, and is the Australian Music Examinations Board’s Senior Examiner in Speech and Drama in South Australia. Marilyn is a voice coach for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Channel 9, where she trains newsreaders and reporters. She is an adjunct lecturer in strategic presentations at Carnegie Mellon University and works regularly with homeless and disadvantaged women in voice and drama skills development. Marilyn brings a depth of practical experience and passion to her training and always provides a supportive environment for participants to develop their own voice.

    Schedule number: 8438
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$555.00
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