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Optimise your Voice Tone, Boost Your Delivery & Express Yourself Better

The High-Performance Communication Audit
By Cadenza™
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Ready to speak clearly & strongly?

Perhaps you consider your communication a huge calling card. Or maybe it’s never come easily.

There’s this feeling where you are speaking in a meeting.

Your speech accelerates.

It’s out of control…

or your voice cracks…

the words don’t come to mind. 

If you know you should be more persuasive or assertive, if you fail to make, your message sound logical when under pressure, if speaking clearly with your peers and customers in a professional environment is a real challenge, if using the right tone of voice to get your message across feels difficult or even if you want to be able to engage in conversations more confidently and effectively then pay close attention, because There’s A Reason Why.

There’s an art and science to High-Performance Communication.

Ever want the entire road map to communication success?

Hi!

I’m Sarah,

Speech Pathologist.

Opera Singer.

Here to Help.

As a speech pathologist and opera singer, I know there is both a science and art to high-performance communication.

In opera, the expectation is that you step on stage and complete a perfect vocal performance in spite of nerves, so I’ve done a lot of heavy lifting there.

Then speech pathology gives me the tools to analyse how communication works all the while understanding how to structure speaking goals for my clients so that they stick and can finally communicate with confidence and comfort. 

After training high-performance communication with 100’s of clients from all over the world, Voice Science, my clinic, has reached a point where I am only personally available to help X number of people a week.

But I know there are so many people needing support in this area.

I see that daily.

Over 6 years, I have developed a tested and systematic method to audit your voice, speaking and communication and in so doing pinpoint the exact bottleneck you are facing in your speaking.

And I want to share that with you.

No matter where you are.

So that you know where you stand and have a gameplan to excel when you are communicating.

Is your Communication Getting in the Way of your Career Success?

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If you want to improve your Communication, you need to know this:

There are 6 basic bottlenecks that can hold you back from clear and confident communication.  You need to learn what your #1 bottleneck is before you can fix it.

Solving this problem for clients from all over the world is what my team do all day, every day…

From the boardroom, to the podium, over the phone, or behind the lens- we meet you at the communication barrier you're facing and help you to smash it!

We have provided speaking training to people from all sorts of professions at different stages in their career path. Our sessions can be structured to first year university students through to company directors.
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When it comes to your communication, there is no one size fits all answer. This is why I have developed The High-Performance Communication Audit, where we will prescribe exactly what your communication needs right now.
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What is Included?

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A tailored and comprehensive audit into every aspect of your communication so you know precisely what you need to boost to break your communication barriers.
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Assessment of your voice tone to ensure that you are not sabotaging a good message with a poor sound.
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Assessment of speech intonation and expression factors: pitch, tone, word stress, the emphasis so you can learn how to sound more interesting and persuasive.
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Investigation of your speaking fluency features. We will determine whether your speech is broken and disjointed or moving to a mumble so that you can learn how well your speaking flows and what you need to incorporate to sound more interesting, confident and clear.
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Speech rate assessment. We will determine whether your speech is too fast or too slow and compare it to research-based findings on the best speech rhythm for listener engagement so that you can add credibility and capture your audience.
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Screening of your language and vocabulary power so we can identify strategies for word-finding problems, logical structure, topic building,  and message precision.
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Assessment of your social communication tool stack: what tools do you need to build rapport, engage, convince and persuade others more effectively?
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Communication activity inventory: What types of communication activities do you need for your job/ small business/ interests? What are working well? Which need more skill?
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Video-based assessment online in conversational format led by Sarah so that you speak as you normally would, in order for us to get a true picture of your communication while performing under pressure
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Access to the High-Performance Communication Success Digital BluePrint so that you can have a guide to the key features of clear and confident Communication – Valued at $110.
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30-minute Communication Strategy Feedback Session with Sarah so you can learn exactly what your communication needs and get your questions answered – Valued at $220.

Our Guarantee to You

Voice Science sessions are engaging, stimulating and a first-class experience for your communication. Since extensive planning and detail go into tailoring sessions for you, we do not extend any refunds on any of our services. We provide a top-tier service, if you are dissatisfied with anything we’ll work to make it right because we are committed to advocating for your communication comfort.

Discover The 1 Thing Holding You Back from High-Performance Communication

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THE PROCESS

PURCHASE YOUR AUDIT

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CHECK YOUR EMAIL

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LOGIN TO CADENZA™

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SUBMIT YOUR AUDIT

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SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION

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RECEIVE YOUR BLUEPRINT

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CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Don’t worry about this step and which option is for you until your audit is completed. Our team will give you a solid & honest recommendation on the suitable program once we have met and assessed you.

When your audit is completed you can proceed directly into your chosen elocution strategy program with our team.

Elocution and Communication growth is a detailed process, especially since High-Performance Communication relies on a large tool stack.

It takes time to learn how to use your voice effectively, leverage your message and word choice and amp up your interpersonal skills. We train you with a research approach based on behavioural therapy, motor learning and therapy principles that don’t generally fit a single session approach.

Muscle Memory matters.

In the early stages of training at Voice Science we apply scientific methods to strengthen learning.  We show you how to understand, evaluate and enhance your communication.

If you’ve got questions about our programs, get in touch.

Case Study

Take for example Sophie. When I first met her she was really finding it hard to find the words to use at work. Why? Well she knew that her communication could be so much better. She had always been a conscientious person and after 10 years working in a high powered role in investment banking she couldn’t figure out how to improve her speaking. Although proud about her expertise, Sophie wanted to speak more effectively with her clients, especially when under pressure. 

Sophie felt that when she spoke, her communication was “getting in the way.” She was finding it particularly difficult to present her opinion assertively in team meetings.

Although her boss was super supportive, she perceived that clients and even some colleagues didn’t take her seriously enough. 

Sophie purchased her High Performance Communication Audit and hasn’t looked back since. Not only did she learn that her content was really logical, so she could feel comfortable about her message preparation, she also got perspective on what she needed to work towards- her voice tone. See, Sophie was inclined to speak with a breathy quality, especially when making assertive statements or advocating for her ideas. From her audit Sophie finally learned that the best approach to correcting her communication  was to learn to use her voice more effectively so that she could sound more consistent, assertive and engaging especially when speaking under pressure. This was really reassuring for her because in the past she could never pinpoint what it was that her speaking needed. Sophie then went on to work with our team in tailored sessions and achieved an amazing outcome with increased clarity and confidence. She even spoke successfully in a Bloomberg interview a few months back. If Sophie could get the outcome she dreamed of while working a full time job with massive hours and studying her MBA at the same time, you can too.

elocution sessions in Melbourne

 

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Effective communication training should not be based on someone telling you what they think or feel. We have enough Speech Science Research out there to be more accountable than that.

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1. Who are elocution sessions best for?

These sessions are the perfect fit if you have one or more concerns relating to

  • Message clarity, delivery and tone
  • Language and vocabulary extension
  • Using a comfortable and appropriate speech rate (but possible diagnosis of stuttering)
  • Word finding difficulties and content planning difficulties when speaking or writing
  • Voice Quality, voice projection difficulties
  • The wish to have some strategies to communicate with increased diplomacy, assertiveness and / or persuasiveness
  • A coming presentation or communication activity with high stakes. For example, conference presentations, filming or vlogging content, public speaking engagements, challenging job interviews or job applications, concerns about written expression, pitching your ideas to a team, delivering a speech at an important social or work event
  • Difficulties conversing with clients, colleagues, managers, key stakeholders
  • Social communication barriers: barriers when networking, making ‘small talk,’ starting conversations, joining group conversations,
  • Clarity and comfort concerns when speaking on the telephone
  • Concerns about speech and language formality
2. Who will assist me in Elocution & Communication Strategy Sessions
Your program will be overseen by our chief speech pathologist, Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez who conducts all High-Performance Communication Audits.

Across the course of your program, you may have some specific sessions allocated by Sarah to another team member, however your overall course structure will be mapped out by Sarah from your initial consultation.

Program sessions will then be delivered by our team of speech pathologists with extensive experience in elocution, voice therapy and communication strategy.

3. What is covered in Elocution & Communication Strategy Sessions?
Voice Science™ Elocution sessions may involve some traditional speech pathology such as  voice therapy, pronunciation, social communication intervention and receptive or expressive language therapy alongside strategies for performance, vocal expression, strategies for entertaining and engaging your audience/communication partners and articulate delivery under pressure which Sarah draws from as a professional operatic soprano and performer.

In our elocution services we partner with you to strategise your commmunication impact.

You can choose to work on a plethora of of different things with us, not limited to…

  • Speech Fluency techniques: the catalyst to convincing and fluent speech
  • Pronunciation precision training
  • Communication in the boardroom
  • Making standout social media videos with a charismatic voice tone for your small business
  • Delivering better instructions and feedback to your employees?
  • Vocal delivery when leading a team
  • Conversational techniques geared to the corporate sector for use with clients, colleagues and key stakeholders
  • Language and vocabulary extension
  • Nailing a sales pitch with powerful words
  • Industry sector Communication training, Telephone training
  • Public speaking training / Conference presentation preparation
  • Leading interesting workshops
  • Communication for networking
  • Job interview skills
  • Social communication strategies for diplomacy, persuasion and assertive delivery

Our team are internationally minded. Clients of all creed, language and culture are welcome. The only people we don’t welcome are those who lack a growth mindset. Without that, we won’t have any triumphs to celebrate. If you think we are the magic fix, you found the wrong place.

4. Do I need a referral from my General Practitioner to receive these sessions
No referral is required to start any of our Elocution and Communication Programs as these are non-medical services.
5. Can I receive private health care rebates for these sessions
Most Private Health funds stipulate that they do not cover accent reduction, elocution or English pronunciation training. Speech Pathology is covered by Private Health funds for diagnosable medical disorders and communication disorders such as stuttering, voice disorders and neurological impairments. Technically, an high-performance communication needs are not related to communication disorders.

*If you have a social communication diagnosis like Aspergers or Autism, please refer to our Social Skills for Adults programs. 

6. Can I receive Medicare cover for Elocution and Communication Sessions
No.

Medicare rebates are not available for elocution and high-performance communication services. Voice Science is registered as a Medicare provider but you will only be eligible for Medicare rebates if you are referred to us via your General Practitioner under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Medicare rebates are only eligible if you have been diagnosed with a clinical voice, speech, communication or swallowing disorder that has persisted, or is likely to persist, for at least 6 months. Read more about this program here.

7. Is it possible for my company or employer to cover payment of my High Performance Communication Program?
Many employers assist in the payment of elocution & communication training at Voice Science in order to develop their staff to better meet Key Performance Indicators, particularly in the areas of communication. Voice Science partners with companies to strengthen communication skills for their employees career success. We are able to provide information to your employer or recruiter about what types of accent and communication training we can implement to assist you in your career.
8. I really want to use Voice Science for my Communication training but I don’t live in Melbourne. What can I do?
We have options! We assist clients all over the world to enhance their communication. We provide communication that is individual and just as detailed as our in house communication training programs through our secure web conferencing portal.
9. If I sign up for a Elocution & Communication Program at Voice Science, how long will it take for me to notice changes and progress in my communication?
Adjusting communication behaviours and patterns of speaking is a process. How long it takes for you to notice change in your general communication depends on a few factors:

1) Your mindset

2) Practice. One of the key predictors of speech change is how effectively and frequently you practice and appraise your communication goals. At Voice Science, we will support you in developing a clear understanding of how to practice. This is one of our key interests for any client who commences training at Voice Science, especially since research evidence supports the impact of regular, drill-based practice on speech and language change outcomes. We will create individual practice goals with you that are strategic.

10. I am worried about how to incorporate daily communication practice so that I can achieve my communication goals. How will I know how to practice?
We will write goals to improve your practice approach. Everyone comes from a different scholastic background. For most adults, the idea of daily practice can be very foreign. Sarah tries to share her knowledge about practice theory that she has obtained as a professional classical musician with all clients in  order to support their engagement with a practice schedule. It can take some time to develop motivation and routine with practice. This is something that we encourage you to discuss openly and frankly with your speech pathologist so we can assist you to incorporate speech and communication practice into your daily routine.
11. Do you provide group communication training sessions at Voice Science?
No.

For communication to adjust it is important that each client receives training that is targeted to their communication needs. This is the reason why we do not offer group-based communication training as every person will have different communication needs.

Your speech pathologist will require you to provide key information to be used throughout your treatment to develop goals that support your communication needs. This might involve the submission of work specific vocabulary, description of typical communication activities that you engage in, the provision of conference papers that you need to present etc. Providing this information will allow us to integrate and simulate real-life communication tasks into your training so that you can address your goals pragmatically. By focusing on individual 1-1 sessions we ensure our training is client-centred, evidence-based and success driven.

*We do deliver workshops for companies under our corporate services. Contact us for more info if you are seeking training for a group of employees.

12. When are Elocution sessions available at Voice Science?
We provide communication training during business hours from Mondays to Fridays between 9am – 5pm AEST. The last session for each day is a 4pm session.
13. How do online sessions work?
We have worked successfully online with many clients since we started business in 2013. If you are wondering how online sessions work, you should definitely read this article we have written just for you!
14. How Many Sessions Do I Need?
The High-Performance Communication Audit will investigate and rate your current communication against your goals and daily needs. This assessment protocol will identify your ability to use the following effectively:

  • voice tone
  • speech expression
  • speech fluency
  • speech rate and speed
  • language and vocabulary
  • social communication and rapport building
  • specific communication activities like: networking, pitching, public speaking, appearing in video or podcasts and interviews, media readiness
  • pragmatic skills: diplomacy, persuasion, assertiveness, empathy and rapport
  • body language and delivery in space
  • written skills as required

 

This information is then used to forecast the number of sessions required to address your communication needs.

We usually recommend between 5 -15 sessions.

15. Are Practice Resources Included?
This is one of our favourite things at Voice Science- equipping our clients with incredible resources to take their goals forward. All accent program clients receive access to Cadenza- Your Personalised Elocution Suite where you will find a massive amount of tools and tips to guide your daily communication goals.

Silver program clients get 5 weeks bonus access to the suite.

Gold program clients get 10 weeks bonus access to the suite.

Platinum program clients get 15 weeks bonus access to the suite.

Once your access expires you can easily move onto our monthly subscription program for $39 per month to stay connected to the suite.

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