Tasmanian Creative Arts

FPB252/352 Effective Speaking

Effective SpeakingAddresses the communication needs of those students or intending professionals required to speak in the presentation context.  Specific vocal and physical skills are experienced to assist the student in presenting in a dynamic and focussed way.  A technique to rehearse the material for presentation is explored.  Strategies to allow the presentation to reach the listeners with the intended impact are investigated. The means of addressing performance anxiety is covered and the transference of these skills into professional contexts is developed.

This workshop will be delivered by Robert Lewis

Robert LewisRobert Lewis, University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, Lecturer in Voice and Theatre, and Theatre Sub-Dean, is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), University of Tasmania (BPA), Monash University (BA Hons) and RMIT (Grad Dip Education). 

Robert has worked at the National Theatre Drama School, St Martins Youth Theatre and the Victorian College of the Arts short courses and summer schools. He has directed and performed in many productions and voice coached for theatre, film and TV. Robert is the director of the Voice Theatre Lab, a performance group focusing on physio-vocal practice and research. Some of the productions include ‘Dr Faustus’, ‘5’ (both published on DVD, distributed through Artfilms), ‘Tetractys’ and ‘The Oedipus Project’.