Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang. As part of our Smithsonian Associates Art of Living Series, our guest today is vocal coach extraordinaire, Denise Woods. Denise Woods will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates, June 16, 2021, and the title of her presentation is The Power of Voice: Vocal Coach Denise Woods on Making Yourself Heard. You can find out more in our show notes.
But Denise Woods is our guest today and Denise Woods is one of the nation’s most sought-after voice and dialect coaches. In her new book, The Power of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard, Denise Woods shares the secrets, tips, lessons, and stories that have helped Hollywood’s biggest stars become confident, effective communicators. Denise Woods even coaches me in this interview…and you’ll want to hear her insightful tutelage. I have to not only find my voice but to powerfully express myself so others will listen!
One of the most sought-after vocal coaches in Hollywood, Denise Woods has worked with Halle Berry, Will Smith, Mahershala Ali, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst, Laurence Fishburne, Idris Elba, Ray Liotta, Taraji P. Henson, and Mike Myers, among many others, teaching them how to use their voice to enhance their art. Drawing on her new book The Power of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard, Woods shares proven, practical, and invaluable tools to change both how we communicate and ultimately how we see ourselves.
From America’s number-one most feared task—public speaking—to asking for a raise, establishing your presence in video meetings to a marriage proposal, we’re judged by our voice, our most crucial instrument of expression. Woods discusses how to develop your voice and be heard in everyday life, and also addresses topics such as how to be heard as a person of color and how to convey who we are by embracing our culture, region, and heritage.
In our conversation today on The Not Old Better Show Denise Woods traces her journey from a shy child in New York City to the successful performer, a teacher at the Julliard School (from which she graduated) and the California Institute of the Arts to her work with a host of stars to finding her origins.
That of course is our guest today, Denise Woods reading from her new book The Power of Voice: Vocal Coach Denise Woods on Making Yourself Heard. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associate Denise Woods.
My thanks to Denise Woods, Vocal Coach extraordinaire. Denise Woods will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates, June 16, 2021, and the title of her presentation is The Power of Voice: Vocal Coach Denise Woods on Making Yourself Heard. You can find out more in our show notes. My thanks to the Smithsonian Associates team for all they do to support the show, and my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please be safe, stay vaccinated, and remember, Let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.
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