People judge our intelligence, competence, and professionalism by the way we sound and speak. Effective leaders and communicators command attention and influence others by the power of their voice and speech. You too can develop this power by knowing how to optimise your voice and refine your speech. This practical voice and speech workshop will help you develop the skills of a powerful and confident speaker.

By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate their voice and speech habits and identify strengths and areas for improvement

  • Use correct vocal techniques to optimise the voice

  • Use vocal exercises to develop a natural, powerful and confident voice

  • Interpret and use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to guide articulation and pronunciation

  • Articulate vowel and consonant sounds using the IPA

  • Recognise and self-correct mispronunciation and inaccurate speech patterns

  • Avoid bad vocal and speech habits

Date & Time

21 - 22 May 2018

9AM - 5PM


$480 (STADA Member)

$600 (Non-STADA Member)

*Fees are subject to 7% GST charge

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Managers, executives, and professionals

Course Content

Vocal Charisma

  • Voice and Speech

  • The Physiology of Voice

  • Posture and Breathing

  • Phonation, Resonance, Articulation

  • Voice Projection

  • Vocal Variety: Volume, Tone, Inflection, Pitch, Pace, Pause



  • Key Features of Pronunciation

  • Phonetics and Phonology

  • The IPA & Phonetic Symbols

  • Articulation of Phonemes: Vowels and Consonants

  • Vowels: Monophthongs, Diphthongs, Triphthongs

  • Consonants: Voiced & Voiceless Consonants, Types of Consonants

    • Word Stress

    • Sentence Stress

    • British vs. American Pronunciation

    • Commonly Mispronounced Words

Training Methodology

Active, learner-centred training using a wide variety of interactive and communicative activities for individuals, pairs, and groups: self-assessments, articulation and pronunciation exercises and games, speaking exercises, coaching.

About the Facilitator

Albert Kho is a UK-certified speech and communications trainer with more than 20 years of industry experience in sales, marketing, and senior management. In the past 15 years he has conducted more than 100 workshops every year in oral and written communications, interpersonal communication, personal effectiveness, and performance management. His clients include MNCs, government agencies, and training institutes. He has trained extensively in ASEAN countries, Mauritius, and the Maldives. An Arts graduate from the University of Singapore, his training qualifications include: the Teaching Licentiate Diploma (LTCL) in Effective Communication awarded by Trinity College London; the TESOL Diploma from the London Teacher Training Centre; Diploma in Counselling Psychology; WSQ ACTA and DACE certification. Albert is passionate about helping others communicate confidently and effectively. Learners like his interactive, activity-driven, warm and engaging style of facilitation.


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