The Communicate Influence Podcast

We explore the essential aspects of communications, marketing, and writing. Podcast interviews with thought-leaders look at important influences that shape a PR pro’s or marketer’s work and creativity for the better. Show host Sheelagh Caygill uses her experience as a journalist to ask guests probing questions, often revealing little-known tips and insights. Episodes always offer listeners solutions to common problems and actionable tips. Sometimes the topics we explore will have a less direct impact on our immediate goals, but they still matter. Episodes have delved into communicating with influence, enhancing leadership communications, and the connection between emotive content writing and poetry. Our guests, just like our listeners, are global. As much as possible, we go beyond international borders and engage in issues affecting PRs and marketers around the world. We feature trend updates, such as the growing force of artificial intelligence in communications and marketing, working on climate reality campaigns, and dedicated leadership support for reputation management and a powerful brand presence...


episode 52: How to get your voice ready for presentations, narration

Curtis Holland is a voice over artist who narrates books, podcast ads, announcements and more. He’s been working for just over a year in voice over. And when Curtis isn’t not narrating, he is a full-time drama teacher at an international baccalaureate school in Asia.

This episode is a great listen for anyone who gives presentations, does a lot of public speaking, or wants to get into voice narration work.

In this episode of the Communicate Influence podcast, Curtis gives listeners tips on how to improve your presentation voice, how to warm up, and how to take care of your voice and vocal cords. 

Curtis got into voice over work at the start of the pandemic, and has been progressing ever since. He has his own studio at home, and is busy narrating books, ads and many other things. 

In this interview with Sheelagh, Curtis explores:

  • What's involved in setting up your own studio at home
  • The best kind of mic to use
  • Warming up your voice with vocal exercises
  • Taking care of your voice, mouth, and vocal cords
  • Following the right diet to take care of your mouth
  • Exercising for improved lung capacity, which helps with reading aloud
  • Taking care of your overall well-being for a better voice.

Curtis regularly posts helpful videos on Instagram, and you can find him online at!

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