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Voice Coaching

January 4, 2022 - December 31, 2024

VoiceWork with Jessica Hansen will give you tools and techniques specific to your voice, to create your best vocal performance.

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

How does it work?

  • 1-on-1 sessions: individual work that gives you personalized tools.
  • Workshops for teams: Jessica can create a workshop customized to your needs and focus.
  • Tracking session: Jessica can sit in as you track, or run through your piece with you beforehand, to polish your vocal storytelling.
  • Airchecks: send Jessica a link to your story or spot and get feedback on your vocal performance.

Who can do VoiceWork with Jessica?

  • On-air talent, 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).

What can VoiceWork with Jessica do for me?

  • Sound conversational – sound like yourself, on your best day
  • Sound authoritative, confident – achieve the sound you want
  • Create vocal energy and sound engaged, end vocal fatigue
  • Add resonance for a fuller, richer sound·
  • Pace, speed – get the right pacing and phrasing to be clearly understood
  • Emphasis – learn which words matter, and which really don’t
  • Breathe better – no more running out of breath. Gain strength, endurance, and control
  • Manage Nerves. Stay calm and in control of your performance.·
  • Kill Monotone or sing-song – learn vocal variety and range of expression
  • End getting tired, hoarse, or sore from speaking – learn proper technique to eradicate fatigue
  • Get rid of mouth noise!
  • Mic technique – use your equipment to serve your vocal performance
  • How (and why!) to warm up – all the tools to prepare you for vocal ease
  • Cough, cold, allergies – care for your voice
  • Jaw tension – release your jaw so you can free your sound
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January 4, 2022
December 31, 2024
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NPR Training Team
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