Hello and welcome to the spring 2019 edition of the Voice-MS newsletter. Things are settling down after a busy start to the year. I am absolutely grateful for the opportunities and incredible people I have met recently in London, Stratford, Nottingham and Derby. Thanks a million to all my wonderful clients, students, colleagues and friends for all the hard work and passion.
In springtime there’s new life all around. It’s so refreshing to see the beautiful gardens begin to flourish and rejuvenate. I find it so humbling to see the flowers I’d planted previously grow again with very little nurturing and the resilient weeds that just keep on growing in the most ridiculous places. Nature teaches us about growth and resilience.
Often many of us consider the New Year a time for transformation and new beginnings but I feel spring is a great time to snap into action with your revived energy to get things done. Set your goals and be the best you can be! Be open and resilient.
If it is to lead your company to success you’ll need a powerful voice.
If it is to nail that audition you can do it with a good connection to the text.
If it is to give an inspiring speech or presentation consider your audience and win their hearts.
Voice work is ‘you’ work. It’s about finding presence and connection with yourself and your thoughts to communicate your ideas to the world outside. Sometimes we need a reassurance and validation of our skills to be able to successfully express ourselves and make a difference.
To get you further into the forthcoming season here’s an uplifting poem for an appreciation of the present moment:
By Billy Collins
If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary's cage, indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out, holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white, well, today is just that kind of day.
From Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins
The spring promotion will start in April and run until the end of the month. A great opportunity for discounts to get 5 hourly 121 lessons for £260 or 10 for £500. Get in early to secure your time for your lessons at this rate.
On 8th March I was lucky to star as Angel in The Genesis Enquiry with Inquisitive Theatre Company at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester in celebration of International Women's Day.
Superprof – a lot of clients find me through the tutor search website Superprof, formerly Tutor Pages. This service has recently changed and requires a bit more housekeeping to keep up the optimisation. If you could spare a few minutes to write a quick review it would be gratefully received with a free lesson. https://www.superprof.co.uk/s/voice-coaching,Bramcote,52.93419600,-1.24283700.html
Please remember to keep connected with this the Voice-MS page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/MarianneSamuelsVoice/
You can also find me on Twitter but not so frequently. https://twitter.com/SamuelsMarianne
Things in the pipeline…
Tranquility Workshops – I will be running workshops at Tranquillity Holistic Centre on 27th April.
will be back in action. Look at for posters and information at www.tranquilityevents.co.uk.
Theatre Voice Training – Calling all actors in the area. Coming soon to a theatre near you!...
Tip of the month…
Rather than a specific tip this is more of a recommendation. Presence by Patsy Rodenburg is an enormous help for anyone wanting to get to grips with how to channel and direct their energy for positive success. Rodenburg discusses three circles of energy and identifies the patterns of behaviour that leads us to one of the three. I find this book particularly useful for work on presentations and interviews. It gives a great insight into how we may come across and the signals that we could change to create a better outcome.