The power of voice A guide to making yourself heard

Denise Woods

Book - 2021

The internationally renowned celebrity voice coach shares proven exercises and techniques for developing an authentic voice, offering recommendations for how to overcome common obstacles to become a confident and effective speaker.

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Self-help publications
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2021]
Main Author
Denise Woods (author)
Other Authors
Mahershala Ali, 1974- (writer of foreword)
First edition
Physical Description
xii, 308 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Between Two Worlds
  • Part 1. Relax
  • 1. An Invitation
  • 2. Tilling the Soil
  • Part 2. Breath
  • 3. Like the Motor of a Car
  • 4. Trauma Is a Bitch
  • Part 3. Voice
  • 5. Hear What They're Hearing
  • 6. Beyond Words
  • Part 4. Articulation
  • 7. Trippingly on the Tongue
  • 8. Embrace Your Isms
  • Part 5. Communication
  • 9. Powers of Persuasion
  • 10. All the World's a Stage
  • Speak It! Your Voice and Speech Workout Bonus
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
Review by Booklist Review

Denise Woods, one of Hollywood's most sought-after African American voice coaches, shares intimate stories about her life and provides numerous techniques for sharpening communication skills through the power of voice. She is a graduate and former faculty member of the Juilliard School and faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts who loves to share her expertise in the art of articulation because she believes that putting power and passion behind your words is a transformational act. Woods has changed the lives of people from all walks of life. She has worked with numerous award-winning actors, including Mahershala Ali--who provides the book's foreword--Common, David Oyelowo, and Halle Berry, along with broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien and American Olympic diver Greg Louganis. Throughout, Woods offers examples of how she's enriched the lives of many individuals, especially women and people who are self-conscious about or even ashamed of their strong regional pronunciation or way of speaking. Woods states that our voices should be used effectively and passionately, without fear of social or racial ridicule. Her training technique allows one to understand that everyday stress and trauma in our lives can trap and suppress the voice. This inspirational memoir and instructional guide will help readers train their voice and mind.

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