Denise Woods is one of the nation’s most sought-after voice and dialect coaches, with clients such as Halley Berry, Common, Will Smith, Octavia Spencer, Tyler Perry, Jessica Chastain, Soledad O’Brien, Queen Latifah, Ray Liotta, Portia De Rossi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mike Myers, and many, many more.
She has also coached broadcast news anchors at NBC Nightly News, CNBC, Bloomberg News, The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition, KTLA News, and the TV Guide Channel, and she has prepared NBA and NFL athletes for on-camera commentary.
Denise is a graduate and former faculty member of The Juilliard School and a long time faculty member of California Institute of the Arts.
Denise is committed to giving disenfranchised voices the courage and tools to use their words, thoughts, and stories in ways they never thought possible by dismantling fear, shame, and insecurity. Her first book, The Power of Voice, was released in January.
IN TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN…
- Where the real origin of voice comes from
- The event that inspired Denise to write The Power of Voice
- How anxiety, stress, and trauma impact your true voice
- The importance of breath when speaking
- One thing to do if you struggle with anxiety around public speaking
- How imagination and relaxation improve speech
- Why you need to release your jaw when speaking
- The proper placement of your tongue when talking
- How tension in your tongue impacts speech
- All about nasal constants and when they become a problem
- How to improve speech by slowing down and putting more color in your voice
- Why you must imagine yourself bigger when speaking
- The role your personality plays in your voice
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