Voice Coaching

VoiceWork with Jessica Hansen will teach you exercises and techniques specific to your voice. Individual sessions are 1-on-1 and include applying the vocal techniques to however you use your voice professionally at NPR. Jessica can also create workshops for teams, customized to your needs and focus.

Note: Your supervisor must sign off on the time commitment, and you must be NPR staff.

VoiceWork is for:

  • On-air talent, both broadcast and podcast (hosts, reporters, correspondents)
  • Producers – to help you get the best performance from talent
  • Anyone who speaks professionally as part of your work (conferences, presentations, zoom all day, etc)

VoiceWork with Jessica can address:

  • Nerves
  • Sounding conversational
  • Mic technique
  • Mouth noise
  • How to warm up
  • Cough, cold, allergies
  • Sounding confident, authoritative
  • Pace, speed
  • Emphasis
  • Jaw tension
  • Monotone or sing-song
  • Getting tired, hoarse, or sore from speaking
  • Running out of breath, shortness of breath
  • Creating vocal energy
  • Creating a broader range of emotion and tone
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