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Voice and delivery skills for funeral celebrants

Non-Verbal Communication Skills for Funeral Celebrants (Advanced Practice) Level 4

The only qualification for this subject.

Units accredited by One Awards, the awarding body for this qualification

Everyone conducting funerals feels they could do it better in some way. This course enables you to spend time with a truly expert voice professional and work on your delivery skills.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for practicing funeral celebrants who wish to further develop their voice and non–verbal delivery skills and confidence when delivering funeral ceremonies. The course is focused on improving your speech, delivery and presentation skills in an appropriate way for the funerals you deliver. Our expert tutor uses a variety of methods to improve your delivery and makes the day extremely enjoyable too!

What we expect you to gain :

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Project their voice to suit a variety of ceremonies and buildings, indoors and outside
  • Use their own body language and props to greater effect
  • Deliver poetry and readings with more feeling
  • Use tone, pace, emphasis and pause better in their delivery
  • Be able to use complex communication techniques effectively in a range of different circumstances

Course content:

  • Warm up activities for Mind, Body, Voice
  • The Breath – supporting the voice
  • The vocal warm up
  • Speaking and sharing text
  • Working with funeral scripts
  • Use of posture, demeanour, gestures and movement, tone, attitude and diction

Course materials:

Full comprehensive course notes are provided

Duration:
One-day face to face training, (plus distance learning to be submitted within 6 weeks – if taking full qualification)

Location:
CCL Offices in Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northants

Course Tutors:
Melanie McHugh (see course tutors)

Note: Delegates not wishing to acquire the full qualification may just attend without undertaking the associated distance learning. Fees are reflective of this and can be found here.

Course Feedback:

Excellent, engaging and informative, definitely exactly what I wanted.

This taught me to remember the voice and body as an integral part of the job

An excellent course with a totally appropriate trainer who really knew her stuff and how to pass it along.

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        IT Skills you will need both during your training and working as a celebrant

        Do you have the following skills:

        1. Ability in creating, naming, using, saving and retrieving files and folders.
        2. Familiarity with using your version of Word (or similar software).
        3. Understanding of toolbars and icons.
        4. Ability to copy and paste sections of text.
        5. An understanding of ‘track changes’ and how to use this function.
        6. Ability to bold, underline and italicise text.
        7. Be able to change font type, size and colour.
        8. Ability to centre text in the middle of a page and right and left justify it.
        9. Be able to alter line spacing in a document and insert a page break.
        10. Be able to use the undo and redo functions.
        11. Understand how the tab key works.
        12. Ability to use headers and footers, bullet points and numbering
        13. Understanding of the difference between ‘Save’ and ‘Save As’.

        If you said ‘yes’ to all of the above then you have good basic skills.

        If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the above then you will need to improve your basic skills before starting the course. This can be done in a few hours by using one or more of the free online tutorials available on the internet.