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Audio Branding - Jodi Krangle EPISODE 84, 23rd June 2021
Interview with Vocal Coach for Singers & Speakers, Julia Langley - Part 1
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Interview with Vocal Coach for Singers & Speakers, Julia Langley - Part 1

This is the first part of my interview with vocal coach and professional singer, Julia Langley. She is a vocal coach for singers and speakers and it’s her unique perspective that makes this interview one worth listening to. Julia also shares information with us regarding a horrible accident that forced her to reimagine her career and the blessings she’s taken from it. I love how many actionable tips there are in this episode and I’m sure you’ll be able to find something to relate to your own speaking - no matter what industry you’re in. 

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How Julia is doing and how 2020 went for her
  • Julia’s accident and her recovery journey
  • Julia’s transformation with her career
  • The techniques to better our speaking skills and how they’re the same as those we use for singing
  • Speaking with intention and using tone
  • Where to find confidence
  • Knowing what you have to say is important
  • The mental component of singing and speaking
  • The importance of the first step - starting
  • The benefits of working with a coach
  • Finding your own niche
  • A success story from Julia
  • Refining strengths
  • The power of shifting what you’re focusing on
  • Believing in yourself and reinventing yourself
  • The importance of being resilient 
  • The ways COVID has changed the way Julia teaches
  • Warm up exercises for speakers
  • The importance of breath and what it does for your voice
  • Breath as the foundation for your voice
  • Exercise example - say the ABCs as many times as you can in one breath
  • Speaking is a workout - treat it as such
  • Singing teaches you to listen 
  • Exercise example - the tonal exercise with different levels
  • Music’s effect on our brain
  • Visualizing to help improve your voice
  • How tone gives a different message
  • Using visuals to make sound more tangible
  • The beauty of dissonance in music
  • How speakers need to understand tone to relate to their audience

 

If you want to learn more about Julia or get in contact with her, check out these resources:

Resources on PTSD:

  • Book: “The Body Keeps The Score: Brain Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Besser Van Der Kolk, M.D.
  • On Amazon video there is a great documentary that addresses PTSD - consequences and overcoming. It’s called “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”

She has two upcoming projects on the subject: A book she’s writing in the early stages now called “A Warrior’s Hymn - How to bounce back from adversity and find the champion within”. And a podcast on the same topic.  

She’s also planning on having an online vocal training course by August 2021.

Julia’s website: https://julialangley.net/ (will be live by the time the episode is out)

Julia’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUhHViaw0FhJ1vDOhq0mAQ 

Julia’s Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/julia.langley 

This episode was very skillfully made to sound beautiful by the talented Humberto Franco (http://www.humbertofranco.com/)

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