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About Dianne Eden, OAM

Voice/Acting/Presentation Coach

Head of Voice and Acting at QUT for 23 years Dianne has nurtured two generations of QUT actors.

She has been recognised for her extraordinary commitment, with an Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dianne is Australia’s first Designated Linklater voice teacher and works regularly at Shakespeare & Company, Massachusetts. Her post graduate work included voice, acting and text studies with Fran Bennett and Robert Benedetti (California Institute of Arts),  Mel Shapiro (University of California and Los Angeles) Patsy Rodenburg (at Guild Hall, and National Theatre, London); and Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company).

She is currently a voice/speech consultant for corporate clients who are interested in increasing their impact in the workplace, actor auditions and any client who wishes to improve general voice and communication skills.

Why a good speaking voice will get you ahead

Voice Privilege. In almost any domain – corporate, electoral, theatrical, romantic – those with good timbre and pitch are at a monstrous advantage.

  • There is an unconscious voice bias operating in our world.
  • In meetings, I see perceptive mumblers lose out to sonorous mediocrities.
  • Those of us with a squeak or a murmur, go through life hamstrung.

( Financial Review, February 2023.)

What voice quality is rewarded most?

A. It isn’t about accent, or choice of words or the arrangement of them, it is what is called “eloquence”. I mean the noise the body makes. A deep and textured sound is a voice quality that surrounds the speaker’s content and delivery with gravitas.

That quality is not defined by gender – it is acquired by a commitment to training one’s instrument to achieve best rewards.

Work toward developing your own voice privilege through my vocal coaching sessions.

 

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Voice Coaching Sessions

Establish your confident ‘voice privilege’ through one on one coaching with Dianne.

Dianne’s sessions include:

  • Individualized help in establishing and addressing your skills and challenges
  • Communication clarity
  • Breathing skills and breath support
  • Vocal quality improvement
  • Speech and language proficiency
  • Audience engagement techniques
  • Performance anxiety management and confidence building skills

What you can expect to gain from your tailored voice coach program

  • Find the confidence to speak your mind: empower yourself with vocal skills
  • Be confident that you know how to maintain a strong speaking presence, under pressure
  • Develop the ability to effectively articulate your message, under pressure
  • Establish a vocal quality that is authentic and charismatic
  • Acquire the ability to engage and empower your audience through this strong presence
  • Launch into your speeches, presentations or pitches with energy and confidence

About Dianne Eden, OAM

Voice/Acting/Presentation Coach

Head of Voice and Acting at QUT for 23 years Dianne has nurtured two generations of QUT actors.

She has been recognised for her extraordinary commitment, with an Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dianne is Australia’s first Designated Linklater voice teacher and works regularly at Shakespeare & Company, Massachusetts. Her post graduate work included voice, acting and text studies with Fran Bennett and Robert Benedetti (California Institute of Arts),  Mel Shapiro (University of California and Los Angeles) Patsy Rodenburg (at Guild Hall, and National Theatre, London); and Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company).

She is currently a voice/speech consultant for corporate clients who are interested in increasing their impact in the workplace, actor auditions and any client who wishes to improve general voice and communication skills.

 

Who is it for?

How would you communicate differently if you were able to finally quiet that inner critic? Overcome your fear of judgment? Dissipate that cloud of anxious thinking? Speaking up and sharing your ideas feels so challenging when fight-or-flight has hijacked the body.  This work will grant you the tools for befriending The Fear and reconnecting with yourself so that you may confidently lean into on-the-spot moments and speak from a place of inspiration and clarity.

Corporate

For professionals who want to master their voice and develop a commanding presence in the workplace, without sacrificing their sense of self and individual vocal soundprint.

Stage

For actors, beginners or experienced, who want to free their voice, broaden their emotional and creative potential, and enhance audition readiness.

Confidence

For individuals who want to become a charismatic and compelling communicators in every aspect of their daily lives and in all social encounters.