Biography

Since 1992, I have been working with the three universities in Leeds and many other organisations to help a wide range of professional voice users in business and the professions. This includes teachers, lawyers, actors, ambitious presenters and nervous public speakers. 

 

My particular interest is the transformative power of voice in everyday life.

 

Much of my coaching is one-to-one.  I also run workshops on a variety of voice-related topics, from the physiological basis of technique to the subtle arts of storytelling, acting and persuasion.

 

In 2003, I established words-and-music company ‘Trio Literati’ and, in 2005, set up the Leeds Voice Day workshops alongside Speech and Language Therapist Jo Donnelly. I also enjoy giving talks on theatre, illustrated with daft anecdotes, poetry and hats! 

I have recently been elected on to the governing Council of the British Voice Association.  

"Helping people trust and use their voice effectively - to move an audience to laughter or tears - is really exciting and positive. "

"Being a writer helps with content....Being a performer means I fully understand the crippling power of nerves."

© 2019 Jane Oakshott