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Course: Warm ups for performers and public speaking

Warm ups for performers and public speaking

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

Hi there. I’m Marinda Botha

Thank you for considering taking this course.

If you regularly need to speak or teach in front of others, or you need to record videos where you yourself are on-camera, then this course is for you.

These series of exercises are geared towards warming up your body for performance, be it a public speaking event you need to do, a voice over gig, or performance on screen or stage.

I’m a trained actor and voice over artist. I’ve been in the industry for 16 years, having worked and trained in Europe and South Africa.

I am trained in stage and screen performance, voice overs, physical theatre, clowning and overall physical awareness of body alignment.

I am primarily a voice over artist and trainer, with clients from across the globe. I have a deep love for movement, understanding your body as a performer, looking after your health and utilizing this tool of yours, to the best of your ability.

We will look at Body alignment, Breath control, Articulation, Warming up the resonators and many more!

Who is the target audience?

  • Students interested in public speaking or those wishing to improve their overall articulation or inability to speak clearly in front of others, are welcome to take this course.
  • This 17 part course can be taken by complete beginners to advanced students.
Basic knowledge
  • 10 -15 minutes of free time per day, to watch the lessons and then copy them.
  • No prior physical ability is required. These exercises work well for all ages and body types. They are extremely safe (and effective!).
  • A willingness to learn and improve. You only have one body. You need to take care of it.
  • A room where you can practice. Perhaps a mirror to watch yourself in as you do the exercises (though not essential).
  • Soft soled shoes, or as I prefer, go barefoot!
What you will learn
  • 17 video lectures demonstrating step-by-step the physical and vocal exercises discussed
  • 35 min of “talking-head” video content
  • Tutoring from an artist who have made these exercises part of her life for 16 years!
  • A healthy body, mind and voice, ready to take on any performance!
  • Resources at the end of the course to many more warm up ideas
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 19
Total Duration: 00:33:47
Why warming up your body and voice is essential for performance.
  • Introducation  
Becoming aware of your feet
  • Warm up your feet  
The spine
  • The spine  
The Flop
  • The Flop  
The Hug
  • The Hug  
Breath Control
  • Breath Control  
The Shake-Out
  • The Shake-Out  
A general Warm-Up
  • General Warm-Up Exercise sequence  
The Hum
  • The Hum  
Turning the Hum into Sound
  • Turning the Hum into Sound  
Warming up the diaphragm
  • The Diaphragm  
Breath support
  • Counting on one breath  
The face stretch
  • The Face Stretch  
The Tongue stretch
  • The Tongue stretch  
The Yawn - Sigh
  • The Yawn-sigh  
The Cork Exercise
  • The Cork Exercise  
The Tonal Sweep
  • The Tonal Sweep  
Tongue Twisters!
  • Tongue Twisters  
Final thoughts
  • Final thoughts  
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