Vox Institute

We improve performance in speech communication

Improve Your Performance!

Areas of Expertise

Speech
Communication
Improving oral communication skills, identifying strengths and weaknesses and suggesting courses of action
Emotion
Psychology
Intelligent handling of one's emotions, optimizing emotional climate and motivation in organizations by using proven strategies related to social and emotional intelligence.
Speech
Impairments
Remediation of stuttering, disfluent speech, hearing impairment

Assessment Includes

Voice Profile – Assessment of the speaker’s voice (acoustic analysis)
A Full Audio-Visual Audit – scientific assessment of vocal and visual communication with comprehensive training plan. It includes acoustic voice analysis and visual analysis of the speaker’s non-verbal behavior.
Careful consideration of your current speech communication needs at your workplace (career aspirations, areas of concern).

After Professional Assessment You Will

  • Become aware of your strengths and weaknesses in speech communication
  • Receive recommendation about the proper course to help you improve your performance.
  • Learn to use the speaking style that enhances credibility and persuasiveness.
  • Master the strategic use of nonverbal behaviour (facial expressions, gestures, posture, gaze).
  • Structure the content of presentations in a way that raises interest and maintains attention.
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Upcoming Workshops
Upcoming Workshop
February 27-28, 2020
Two day course
Geneva

Speaking to Convince – The Impact of Voice in Speech Communication (delivered in French)

Upcoming Workshops
April 9, 2020
One day course
Lausanne

Speaking to convince – The impact of voice in professional communication

Upcoming Workshop
April 17-18, 2020
Two day course
Château

The Power of Voice and Nonverbal Behaviour

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Our Offer Includes:

Speech Communication Assessment (acoustic and visual analysis)
Individual Coaching in Speech Communication (vocal and non-verbal aspects)
Group Workshops
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Topic: Speech Communication

Organizational Climate and the Strategic Use of Emotions

Both scientists and practitioners have shown increasing interest in studying emotions in organizations. Affective Event Theory (Weiss and Cropanzano 1996) was a substantial contribution to the study of the role of emotions in the workplace. It was found that the frequency of certain types of emotions acted directly on motivation, efficiency, job satisfaction and health. Emotion work was thus defined as the process necessary to regulate organizationally desired behaviour.

Topic: Speech Communication

Basic vocal skills for radio journalists

The method is based on the Verbotonal System that uses delayed auditory feedback (DAF) combined with exercises in synchronisation of body movements with speech prosody.

Topic: Language and Speech (English and French)

Learning to hear and understand French spoken by native speakers

To identify by ear the exact phonemes and words spoken by native speakers of English / French.

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Branka Zei Pollermann
Founder and Director
Branka Zei Pollermann PhD (founder and director) teaches speech communication, leadership and social/emotional intelligence and in Switzerland, France and the UK. She is author of numerous publications. Her academic credentials include: PhD in psychology (University of Geneva), three MAs (general linguistics, psychology, English and Italian languages and literature) and postgraduate studies in speech pathology, phonetics, philosophy and sociology. She held part-time teaching and research positions at: Geneva University – Faculty of psychology (9 yrs.), Geneva University Hospitals (17 yrs.), CERN (7 yrs.), and Zagreb University - Phonetics Institute (7 yrs.).

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