Raise Your Voice

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Have you ever wanted to join a choir but were afraid you couldn’t carry a tune? Do you ever have to present at work but feel you can’t convey your messages effectively because of your voice? Do you struggle to sound confident at meetings, or on the phone? Do you just dislike the sound of your own voice? You are not alone! Not only is your voice a vital part of your personality but it has more to do with your mental and physical health than you realize. Raise Your Voice is written by an experienced voice coach and is full of practical tools and real life "war" stories for: people who are waking up to the power of voice to enhance the mind-body-spirit connection (including the treatment of mental health and eating disorders); amateur singers who know that they could do more with their voice; older people (baby boomers) realizing the health and memory benefits of singing; and people who work on their voice for a specific reason, but then discover it gives them courage to face their fears in other aspects of their lives. The personal stories interwoven make the "how to" sections come alive, and will provoke anyone who picks up the book to explore their relationship with their voice.


Richard Lawton has been an educator, corporate trainer, theater director, and community choir leader. He has taught presentation skills with firms that include Baker & McKenzie Lawyers, Boston Consulting Group, Exxon Mobil, and Bristol Myers-Squibb. He is currently running three choirs, and uses singing as a healing modality in the The Royal Melbourne Hospital eating disorder unit.