0504 – A Giveaway That You’re Reading2022.05.19 – 0504 – A Giveaway That You’re Reading A Giveaway That You’re ReadingSometimes it’s obvious you’re reading something because it contains too much information tha…
0503 – 20/21 - Suspensions and Stumbles2022.05.18 – 0503 – 20/21 - Suspensions and Stumbles 20 - Suspensions and Stumbles Consider leaving in any genuine slips and trips - so OK, your recording may not be not pe…
0502 – 19 - Unlock the Full Stops2022.05.17 – 0502 – 19 - Unlock the Full Stops 19 - Unlock the Full StopsFree the periods and commas to recreate a natural verbal fluidity. Don't pause w…
0501 – 18 - Play With Your Voice2022.05.16 – 0501 – 18 - Play With Your Voice 18 - Play With Your VoiceWhen you are able to, surprise yourself with what you can do with your voice. For example, …
0500 – The Anchor/Reporter Rapport2022.05.15 – 0500 – The Anchor/Reporter RapportStructureYou are a reporter and so you need to be able to succinctly communicate the distinct points that ‘make the story the story’, boiling down the i…
0499 – Off-The-Page and Off-The-Cuff2022.05.14 – 0499 – Off-The-Page and Off-The-CuffConversationalThe best two-ways are a balance between what’s off-the-page and what’s off-the-cuff. ‘Structured improvisation’ if you like, working…
0498 – TV Two-ways2022.05.13 – 0498 – TV Two-ways VOICE BOXTV Two-ways A two-way is when a studio presenter on radio or t,v interviews a reporter colleague…
0497 – The Lead In – Working Example2022.05.12 – 0497 – The Lead In – Working ExampleSCRIPT:“I’m fed up. Another Christmas lunch on the way battling with my worn-out kitchen. Stuck drawers, crammed cupboards and simply not enough s…
0496 – React To Act2022.05.11 – 0496 – React To ActOne way to do this is a ‘lead in’ (sometimes called ‘the moment before’ technique): think first (or maybe say aloud) part of the conversation that’d take you into that first line. What was sa…
0495 – 17 - Lead in Lines2022.05.10 – 0495 – 17 - Lead in Lines 17 - Lead in LinesBy creating the atmosphere of a conversation, it’s easier to pretend you’re in one.Most commercial copy s…
Get A Better Broadcast, Podcast and Voice-Over Voice
By Peter Stewart
Year Two of short daily episodes to improve the quality of your speaking voice.
Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic techniques and voice care tips... with exercises and anecdotes from a career spent in TV and radio studios. If you're wondering about how to start a podcast, or have had one for a while - download every episode!
And as themes develop over the weeks (that is, they are not random topics day-by-day), this is a free, course to help you GET A BETTER BROADCAST, PODCAST AND VOICE OVER VOICE.
Look out for more details of the book during 2023.
Audio recording script and show notes (c) 2021, 2022 Peter Stewart
Peter has been around voice and audio all his working life and has trained hundreds of broadcasters in all styles of radio from pop music stations such as Capital FM and BBC Radio 1, the classical music station BBC Radio 3 and regional BBC stations. He’s trained news presenters on regional TV, the BBC News Channel and on flagship programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama.
He has written a number of books on audio and video presentation and production (see contacts clink above) and presented hundreds of radio shows (you may have heard him on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Virgin Radio or Kiss, as well as BBC regional radio) with various formats. He has read tens of thousands of news bulletins and hosted 3,000+ podcast episodes.
The podcast title refers to those who may wish to change their speaking voice in some way. It is not a suggestion that anyone should, or be pressured into needing to. We love accents and dialects, and are well aware that how we speak changes over time. The key is: is your voice successfully communicating your message, so it is being understood (and potentially being acted upon) by your target audience?
This podcast is London-based and examples are spoken in the RP (Received Pronunciation) / standard-English / BBC English pronunciation, although invariably applicable to other languages, accents and dialects.
The 'Peter Stewart' show is perhaps of great interest to those in broadcast voice overs, the broadcast voice, how to start a voice podcast, broadcasting voice training, your speaking voice, breathing technique, and conversational speaking. You may also find it useful if you are searching for information on voice coaching, voice training, voice overs, podcasting, broadcasting, presenting, being a voice over actor and newsreading, audio branding, public speaking, the recorded voice, vocal tips, performance, vocal health education, vocal technique and voice over training.
Music credits: all Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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