Finding your voice

Due to the changing situation relating to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this workshop has been deferred.
This workshop required faculty to undertake international travel. The health and wellbeing of participants, faculty and staff is paramount, as such, we have come to this decision based on publicly available information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its implications for participants, faculty and staff. All registrations will carry over and a new date for the workshop will be communicated in due course. If you'd like to register your interest for the deferred workshop, please fill out an Expression of Interest form via the button below. If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This workshop has been designed to improve participants’ confidence and efficacy during presentations, meetings and in everyday verbal communication with internal and external stakeholders.

The workshop combines the delivery of information through an informal lecturing style with group discussion and experiential exercises.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • develop easier and more comfortable vocal communication skills
  • understand about the cause of public speaking “nerves”
  • learn very simple vocal strategies for dealing with nerves and any vocal “tics” that may prevent them from being understood clearly, i.e: mumbling, strongly accented English, soft voice etc.
  • gain a thorough understanding of how we communicate verbally and how to fix any difficulties.

Finding your voice is delivered by award-winning actor and NIDA graduate Debra Lawrance. Ms Lawrance has starred in Home and Away and Please Like Me. She has been the recipient of the AACTA award for Best Performance in a Comedy (2015), and a TVWeek Logie award for Most Outstanding Supporting actress (2017). She has also performed in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Melbourne's Princess Theatre.

"As a trained (and working) actor with a degree in Dramatic Art from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, I am uniquely placed, as practitioner, to understand the workings of the voice and how to use it effectively.", Ms Lawrance says,

"My teaching knowledge has evolved from all the clients I have coached over the past 14 years, and the resultant extra research I undertook as part of this process.

"Vocal training is essential for everyone - it is not just for actors. Everyone in the workplace is required to use their voice every day to communicate information to others who need it. The voice can create a negative or positive impression, so it’s vital to know how to use yours."

ANZSOG alumni receive a 15% discount*

*Every person that completes the Executive Masters of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni.

Express your interest

Got a question?

Please contact ANZSOG's Executive Education team on +61 3 8344 1984 or email with the program name as the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Venue information

  • Venue: Venue TBC

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