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Psalm 23 – read by Lis Goodwin

Everyone knows or has heard Psalm 23, and yet the way it is read is so important. When I read it I think of this Psalm as being full of God’s goodness – green pastures! In Israel? Wow!

I hope you enjoy it.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

http://www.gloriousvoicecoaching.com

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On the Ning Nang Nong – a poem by Spike Milligan, read by Lis Goodwin

I really enjoyed reading this poem – to read the words for yourself, visit this previous blog post here Click!

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The Setter Sweater Store – a poem by Kenn Nesbitt

This is a great poem, and fun to read. It’s a great way to introduce the idea of tongue twisters, and encourages clients to think about meter and measure of their voice, in order to speak clearly and not just race through it as some kind of speed challenge!

I hope you enjoy it!

You can visit Kenn’s website at www.poetry4kids.com

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

http://www.gloriousvoicecoaching.com

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The Politics of Compulsory Education – MUST LISTEN

Now you might think that this blog is just about voice coaching, but there is a lot more than this to the message I want to share. There are times when this blog will get undeniably (and seriously) political. If I find information which I think you need, I’ll post it. I hope that kind of post will inspire you in how you educate your kids, or how you allow the state to. Much of what needs to change in the UK in particular (but also a cross the world) is down to you to make happen.

I found this talk yesterday. I found it compelling. His arguments are clear – the mode of compulsory education was designed from its beginning to make class distinctions more distinct on the basis of highly flawed Darwinian notions. So if you are poor you will stay that way (or at least that is the intention) – not just financially, but in your ability to use your mind to better yourself in any way.

What inspired me to find this talk was a comment made about the Prussian system of education – which was designed to make students into obedient serfs to authority.

I found John Taylor Gatto’s conclusions, although brief, compelling and inspiring. Listen and learn from a 30 year career teacher just what is wrong with the schooling we have today.

Please let me know what you think – leave a comment!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

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A poem reading: Roald Dahl’s ‘Denstist and the Crocodile’

Do listen to this reading and note the importance of vocal expression in really taking this poem to the next level. This is the beauty of using poetry in our voice coaching lessons – it gives an opportunity for us to ‘act’ without having to tread the boards of a stage! Once you learn how to express yourself and enunciate well and clearly, your day-to-day voice changes subtly – it becomes more interesting for others to listen to.

I hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach