Optimising and protecting your voice - one of your most precious assets
10:30-11:00 Coffee and welcome
11:00-12:00 "Breathing for Performance – Stress Management for Interpreters" with Gabriela Bocanete
12:00-13:00 "Max Your Voice - find out more about your voice quality and how to exploit it" with Frances Parkes
13:00-14:15 Buffet lunch and networking with colleagues
14:15-15:15 "Improving the way you sound in English – the four aspects of accent reduction" with Joseph Hudson
“Breathing for Performance - Stress Management for Interpreters” with Gabriela Bocanete
Gabriela’s experiential workshop will teach some powerful yoga techniques, which, if practised regularly, can improve the condition and function of the practitioner’s internal organs. Tailored specifically for interpreters, the workshop offers up-to-date insights into anatomy, physiology and bio-tensegrity to illustrate the processes that take place in the body during practice.
“Max Your Voice - find out more about your voice quality and how to exploit it” with Frances Parkes
This session will focus on how voice and speech are produced in the body, how it is amplified and the most efficient way to project it. Frances will also teach us to use our voice in an unforced, dynamic way and introduce techniques such as the basic Grotowski voice exercises. She will also lead exercises specifically created for interpreters.
Buffet lunch and networking with colleagues
"Improving the way you sound in English – the four aspects of accent reduction" with Joseph Hudson
This will be a fun hands-on taster session looking at the four key aspects of accent reduction, with particular focus on sounds and intonation of neutral British English, including vowel sounds, consonant sounds, stress and tone. Joseph will explore some key rules and exceptions and everyone will learn to say “yes” but mean “no”...