KTS WEBINAR #26: Building a Corporate Coaching Business

Please join us on Thursday June 11that 4pm Central, (2pm PST, 5pm EST) for our 2nd webinar of 2020 on “Building a Corporate Coaching Business,” hosted by Professor Emerita, author and founder of Vocal Authority Rena Cook and Actor and Voice & Speech coach Elizabeth McLaughlin.  In this webinar Rena and Liz share a conversation about building a corporate coaching business. Come armed with your questions. We would love to have a dialogue with attendees and address the areas that interest you.   Topics discussed will include but not be limited to: Receptive types of businesses and their coaching needs. Networking and promoting your […]

Webinar 17: Finding Character Through an Exploration of Oral Posture

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. Please join us Monday, November 12th, at 4pm (EST) for our 17th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! KTS Certified Teacher Kathryn L. Johnston will host “Finding Character Through an Exploration of Oral Posture.” This webinar will be a physical exploration of oral posture – one of KTS’s fundamental concepts – in a way that is fun and engaging. Exploring oral posture as a way to find vocal characterization can be used to introduce or solidify the names and actions of the muscles of articulation and […]

Webinar 16: A Women-Ar (free!)

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. To All Female-Identifying Speechworkers: please join us Monday, October 22nd, at 4pm (EDT) for our 16th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar (for free)! Andrea Caban and Julie Foh, the female leadership of KTS, will facilitate a conversation about our collective experiences coaching and teaching within, without and in spite of the patriarchy. This will be an opportunity for us to be together, hear each other, and perhaps pool some courage and ideas for how to maintain our power and integrity as speech coaches in a […]

Webinar 15: An Intro to KTS (free!)

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. Please join us Tuesday, August 28th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 15th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! KTS Certified Teacher Julie Foh will host a FREE Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork. If you’re curious about KTS, have had a taste of the work and want more, or want to refresh your relationship to it, please join us. Julie will outline some fundamental principles (perhaps) of this approach to speech and accent training and will lead participants through some introductory exploration of the physical actions of […]

KTS Webinar #12 – Fun-etics: KTS Classroom Activities for Instruction and Engagement

Please join us Monday, May 7th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 12th Knight-Thompson Speechwork Webinar! Jeffrey Parker will offer: “Fun-etics: KTS Classroom Activities for Instruction and Engagement.” This webinar will introduce a few classroom exercises designed for student skill acquisition and classroom engagement. Building from exercises described in Speaking With Skill, Jeffrey Parker (and a few brave student volunteers) will introduce, describe, and demonstrate instructional activities that deepen the work while coming from a sense of play and gamesmanship. There will be time for questions, discussions, and sharing of exercises at the end of the webinar, so if you have any […]

KTS Webinar #11 – Process, Product, and Principles, Perhaps: Adapting KTS to Short-Term Goals

Please join us Monday, March 19th, at 3pm (EST) for our 11th Knight-Thompson Speechwork Webinar! Tyler Seiple will offer: “Process, Product, and Principles, Perhaps: Adapting KTS to Short-Term Goals.” This online discussion will focus on how we adapt the foundational principles of Knight-Thompson Speechwork into the many different educational and coaching scenarios in which we find ourselves employed. How do we frame, discuss, and explore KTS in a three-year graduate program as well as a one-off coaching session, an undergraduate workshop as well as an ongoing public class? Tyler will share his own experience as well as invite discussion with […]

KTS Webinar #10 – Research and Publishing in Voice and Speech: Tools for the Novice and the Expert

On Monday, February 26th, at 3pm EST, please join KTS Certified Teacher Rockford Sansom and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseurs for our 10th KTS webinar titled “Research and Publishing in Voice and Speech: Tools for the Novice and the Expert.” Rocky will talk about how to get started in publishing, tips, and current trends. This webinar’s primary focus is publishing in academic journals for voice. There will be time for questions and answers. The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. Please register in the Upcoming Events section on the KTS website at http://ktspeechwork.com. **Once registered, please email Julie and Jeff […]

An Apology For Rabbit Holes

Laura Barrett http://laurabarrett.co.uk/Alice-in-Wonderland   It’s true, I do find myself apologizing for my tendency to wander off topic, picking up some apparently tangential thread and tracing it back to the extent of my knowledge on the subject. However, I’m not planning on making an apology of that sort here, but rather an apologia, or defense of the pedagogical value of departing from the outline. Apology, by the way, comes to English from Greek (and subsequently Latin) apologia, which breaks down pretty easily into apo– “from” + logos “word” or “speech.” The original meaning was a spoken defense, and that meaning […]