Lean Into Your Voice
30 days to a stronger, more compelling, authoritative voice
An ecourse to help YOUR voice be heard above the noise
Do people listen when you speak?
Do you get asked to make a speech or a presentation?
Does your voice convey the warmth, character, power, gravitas and authority you would like it to?
Can you talk for hours – giving presentations or teaching – without experience vocal fatigue?
If you answered NO to any of these questions, you would probably benefit from vocal training.
Do you recognise yourself in these statements from previous students (describing what happens when they have to speak up in front of others?)
“I can definitely feel the anxious energy in my body. Often it seems to get balled up. I swallow and have trouble speaking. My thoughts get trapped. It takes me a moment to get centered and I breathe it out, unblocking and try to get things moving. “
“I’m soft spoken and I’m often asked to talk louder. I would really like to stengthen my voice so I don’t feel like it’s forced.”
“I usually end up hyperventilating and my voice will not come up; and if it does, then it is broken and not clear. It is embarassing or very annoying to others.”
“I find that the nerves get in the way most of the time and when I try to speak to someone, and I hear the sound of my voice, I get so nervous and confused that I forget what I was suppose to say. And if I try to go any further, the sentences end up not making sense and people don’t understand me. Usually to avoid such moments I ask people to send email as I feel more comfortable responding in writing; but then this only makes me weak. Being in a male-dominated institution, I spend most of my time faking being a very confident and dominating person, but I know I’m not doing it the right way and it only makes me tired and deep down more insecure and afraid of being caught in my weakness.”
Or maybe you can relate to these:
“My heart rate goes up. My voice is monotone because I’m too nervous. I want to say it all and get it over and done with as quickly as possible.”
“I tend to speak very quickly as it is, so when that anxiety comes through, it speeds it up even more until I’m rushing to finish my sentences and no-one knows what I’m saying!”
“I have noticed that when I’m in a public speaking situation much of my past voice/acting training goes out of the window and I strain my voice and can end up quite hoarse!”
“I’ve been speaking to panels of senior managers lately. I have noticed that I’m slightly nervous at times and, with my mind moving quickly, I think the pace of my speech quickens too much. I can’t actually tell though as everything is slightly heightened.”
Who is this course for?
This ecourse is for all those people whose voice is not being heard. The ones who are always being asked to repeat themselves. The ones who feel like they are bursting with things to say, yet don’t say them. The ones who are dying to shout out:
Listen to me! I have something to say!
Or maybe you love to talk, but find that your voice gets tired or you lose your voice when you have to deliver a talk or a presentation.
Follow the 30 Day Lean Into Your Voice Programme and you will find:
- Greater confidence – when we see the impact of better communication our confidence improves
- More energy – when you actually start breathing with your WHOLE lungs you will find you have more energy (did you know most people only use a FRACTION of their lung capacity?)
- People’s perception of you will change – whether we mean to or not, we judge people on their voices. We assume weak-voiced people are weak. And strong-voiced people are strong. We equate confidence and ability with clarity and audibility of speech. Improve your voice and speech and watch your social status improve.
- Greater vocal stamina – if you look after your voice (and in the course we’ll cover good vocal hygiene) and use your voice efficiently, you should have no problems talking all day, every day. Which if you are a teacher, a trainer, a coach – or spend much of your day on the phone – might make you a whole lot better at your job.
To Join this course, please follow this link: (note the course is self-study and on-going, so you can join any time and work through it at your own pace).
What You Will Learn
In this course, delivered in five lessons, we will learn how simple changes can unlock your voice and allow you to speak more clearly, more confidently and with greater purpose and ease.
Lesson One: Posture
Learn how two small changes to how you stand (or one small change when you sit) will make a massive difference to your voice.
“It was so clear, like a puzzle piece fitting together when I found my proper grounded stance. I’m getting to the point that it’s obvious when something needs to be adjusted. I feel it. Great lesson!”
Lesson Two: Breathing
Learn about how your lungs and diaphragm work together to breathe. Also, learn how trying to look ‘svelte’ is hindering your ability to breathe properly. Once you master this shift, the full capacity of your lungs will be used with every breath and you will feel alive and energized as you won’t be starving your body of oxygen.
“It’s lovely. This definitely helps me expel the anxiety from within and makes me feel so much lighter. Thanks so much for sharing Steven. This is a huge step for me.”
Lesson Three: Support
This lesson will teach you how to make your breath last as long as your thought. No more running out of air half way through your message. It will also make you look WAY more confident.
“I love the idea of reconnecting to the body’s natural rhythm. So much potential! I’m looking forward to working with this technique. Thank you.”
Lesson Four: Clarity
Fuzzy voices don’t give a very good impression. This lesson will show you how to make your voice sound clearer, brighter and more energized. And you’ll discover that you can enjoy speaking in front of others more than you thought you could.
“I thought all of it was very good and the lesson on the false vocal folds was especially helpful.”
Lesson Five: Colour & Volume
We respond to colour in a voice. Voices that have different colours – a balance of bright and dark colours – are far more interesting to listen to. It’s also the secret to how to be heard in a large space without shouting.
“Good concepts. Keep it up!”
Bonus lesson: Vocal hygiene and how to look after your voice.
Learn some simple do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of your voice. You’ve only got one voice, learn to make it last.
“I am finding it all very helpful and instructive. Good work!”
To Join this course, please follow this link: (You could start your journey to better vocal confidence today!)
The course is delivered on Ruzuku – the e-learning platform – and you will receive an email approximately every 5 days to link you to the next lesson. You can go back at any time and review previous lessons. Also, the course can be joined at any time.
The lessons have been designed to accomodate different learning styles – some are read, some are audio lessons and some are video lessons. Each lesson will provide you with the information and exercises to develop the skill.
You need to do the work to build these into your daily life. Like anything, it’s about creating new habits, which can be achieved in 10 minutes a day. Work with these ideas for 30 days and you’ll see, feel and hear a big difference in your voice.
“I am progressing well, I think, and enjoying the exercises. I am getting a better understanding of how my voice works and try to practice 2 or 3 times a day.”
“Now, I am more aware of the importance of posture and breathing, especially opening up the false vocal folds to improve volume and to work to soften my breathing.”
“Have been using some of the techniques in my Taize singing, which helps, especially the quieter breathing, which also helps to maintain a peaceful equlibrium during the service. I usually sit cross-legged during these times, but it helps to lift the chest and rib cage to allow the diaphragm to function properly.”
Want to Join Us?
I wanted to make this course as accessible as possible, so Lean Into Your Voice is priced at only $167 USD (approx. £99 GBP) for the full 30 day course.
For this you get 5 individual lessons delivered to your inbox spread over the 30 days and lifetime access to the materials on Ruzuku. You can also ask me questions on the Ruzuku forum and I will guide you on your journey.
“This course was fantastic and brought awareness for me in several ways. I never realized how I take my voice for granted until I was in a formal speaking situation.”
“I now observe myself and will do subtle adjustments and wow does that make a difference for me!”
“I found that my posture was so poor, especially my knees, which were often locked and my breathing was very shallow.”
“I feel better, my voice is stronger and seems to flow much easier. I don’t feel like I’m forcing the sound. I also like that I found the strengths that I naturally have with my voice, the warm sound that draws people in to listen, and of course the power of a smile.”
“I appreciated the clarity and simplicity of each lesson and the time given to properly engage with the information. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”
If you decide this isn’t for you – or you aren’t getting your money’s worth – I will refund your fee in full. No questions asked!
To Join this course, please follow this link:
If you have any questions, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll help you out.