Read me a story: Crafting professional reading aloud for serious story readers
Sunday, 16 October 2016 from 09:30 to 17:30 (SGT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pull the words off the page and bring them to life in this short course that focuses on the elements that make up great reading aloud sessions. Using audio recordings and marked texts, readers brush up their vocal skills and prepare a performance of their own by the end of the course.
The course starts with work on the vocal quality itself, using breathing and movement techniques employed by actors, professional readers, broadcasters and public figures to increase the strength and reach of their voice.
Participants then go on to work intensively on their readings in skills such as vocal tone, clarity, pausing and emphasis. They also tidy up errors made in pronunciation, cadence and rhythm.
For the final performance, participants prepare a more visual experience which includes using body posture and position, eye contact, gestures and movement to enliven their stories. Carry away a memory of this event with a video recording on your phone.
Feedback from the trainer and the other attendees throughout the training will ensure that you will be ready to perform!
Participants can bring their own books along to read. Material will also be provided by the trainer for practice.
- What listeners need in order to hear: bringing out meaning
- Marking up a text for appropriate pausing and breathing
- Working with pitch, variety and clarity
- Tricky points for pronunciation and typical errors in Singapore
- Developing emphasis, suspense and emotion
- Practical reading aloud sessions and individual coaching
Abut the trainer
Susan Amy, a native of England, has been designing communication courses, creating training materials and conducting a wide variety of training in Singapore since 1985. Her wide interests have led her to follow education from primary up to tertiary levels, running such teacher training programmes as communicative teaching for primary schools, Myers-Briggs profiling for secondary schools, PBL for junior colleges and polytechnics and media writing at NTU.
Susan has worked with the Singapore National Institute of Education (NIEI – international branch), RELC (SEAMEO) Language Teaching Institute, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (PSB), Temasek Polytechnic and the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU).
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- ALAP’S BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Enjoy a 10% discount on each ticket when you sign-up for two tickets in one purchase
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Read about our cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy:http://alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses/detail/pre-reading-and-post-reading-activities
For enquiries, please contact ALAP staff:
Prema: 6848 8297
Judi: 6848 8295