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The Inspirational Voice with Anna Baatz

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How often do we hear people say, it’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it? Consider for a moment the most inspirational speech you know of, that one that really makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Then consider taking the exact script from that word for word and delivering it yourself. Do you think you could have the same impact? The voice itself is one of the most powerful behaviour change tools we possess. It is a vehicle for inspiration and engagement with our listeners and audiences; and yet it is rarely utilised to the very best of its capabilities.

This fun-packed workshop will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the muscular workings of our body when we speak and when we present, and how that can both hinder and enhance the impact of a presentation. The voice is a muscle that requires the same understanding and care as any other muscle in our body. Through this increased understanding, participants will be able to apply this to inform their presentation delivery style. It will help participants avoid the dreaded ‘death by PowerPoint’ presentation approach, and instead deliver their own unique presentation skills with a new physical support and confidence. We will practice together a range of voice strengthening and warm up techniques. Additionally we will look at projecting and varied pitch, pace and tone of the voice in order to gain and retain audience interest and reinforce the presentation messages, when undertaking any aspect of public speaking. Come with an open mind, be prepared to have some fun, and leave feeling more confident in all aspects of your public speaking.

A 90 minute version of this workshop was held at the 2018 HBCA workshop event. This is a day version where we will go into further detail and have more time to practice applying the concepts in real life situations.

This workshop will be relevant for people working on any animal issue.

Anna is currently the monitoring and evaluation lead for the UK's most prolific animal welfare education department embodied within the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. Within this department she has constructed and carried out a large scale randomised control trial sampling several thousand children, to evaluate the successfulness of the education programme. Driven by this research she has subsequently co-lead on an overall outcome focussed restructuring of the education department output. She has additionally recently completed a Masters at UCL Institute of Education in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development. Her final thesis, also the construction and implementation of an experimental impact evaluation design in schools. This time evaluating the impact of the education programme of India based NGO TOLFA in Rajasthan, India. The thesis posed the research question; can a single animal welfare workshop increase pupils’ compassionate feelings towards animals? And can it? You will have to ask her. She has also recently contributed to HBCA on their impact evaluation e-learning course. She regularly consults both internationally within the well-known dog welfare charity and independently for smaller education programmes, to enable them to develop a more outcome focussed planning framework as well as put in place the first stages of monitoring and evaluation. A certified teacher with over ten years’ education delivery experience, to date she has delivered over two thousand animal welfare themed, outcome focussed workshops to tens of thousands of children and young people across both the UK and Asia. Alongside education Anna has worked as a freelance presenter and voiceover artist for over 14 years, voicing TV and radio campaigns for big brands such as Superdrug, Lambrini, Karcher, Jet 2, Leesa Mattresses, Boundary Mills and many more. From a veterinary family, Anna is outright passionate about animal welfare, but equally the importance and power of inclusive and evidence based educational practice in order to drive positive behaviour change and address any animal welfare issue

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