Sept. 24, 2020

#4 NPR: On Finding, Owning, and Loving Your Voice | Jessica Hansen, In-House Voice Coach

#4 NPR: On Finding, Owning, and Loving Your Voice | Jessica Hansen, In-House Voice Coach

In Episode #4, we explore finding, owning, and loving your voice. We’re joined by Jessica Hansen, In-House Voice Coach at NPR. We cover finding and honing the perfect NPR voice, techniques for finding your best voice, and Jessica’s voice coaching practice.


In Episode #4, we explore finding, owning, and loving your voice. We’re joined by Jessica Hansen, In-House Voice Coach at NPR. We cover finding and honing the perfect NPR voice, techniques for finding your best voice, and Jessica’s voice coaching practice.

“Your voice is your instrument and you are a professional voice user. — Jessica Hansen

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/jessica-hansen-outliers-show-notes 

FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/jessica-hansen-outliers-transcript 

CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to finding, owning, and loving your voice. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:01:30) – How Jessica became interested in voice through theater
  • (00:04:29) – Jessica’s work at NPR
  • (00:09:13) – On finding and honing the perfect NPR voice
  • (00:21:55) – Techniques on controlling your nerves before speaking, including breathwork
  • (00:26:47) – The building blocks of voice
  • (00:30:02) –  Jessica’s voice coaching process, from beginner to advanced levels
  • (00:38:47) – Simple but effective tips for finding your best voice
  • (00:51:02) – Recommendations for resources on the voice

ABOUT JESSICA HANSEN

As an actress, Jessica Hansen has appeared on hit TV shows like Parks and Rec and Veep. And as a vocal coach, she works at NPR, where she helps all of NPR's on-air talent to sound incredible. In the lead-up to launching Outlier Academy, I was lucky enough to work with Jessica, and she helped me finally get comfortable and confident with my own voice. And that's exactly why I wanted to have her on the show.

We go deep on how to find and own your voice, overcoming your fear of speaking publicly, why the best voices are often the quirkiest, and how to sound interesting, as well as why that's important. If you've ever struggled with your own voice, this episode is for you.

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Learn timeless lessons on work and life from iconic founders, world-renown investors, and bestselling authors. Outlier Academy is the forever school for those chasing greatness. Past guests include Gokul Rajaram of DoorDash, Scott Belsky of Benchmark and Adobe, Joey Krug of Pantera Capital, Mark Sisson of Primal Kitchen, Luke Gromen of The Forest for the Trees, and Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

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ABOUT DANIEL SCRIVNER

Outlier Academy is hosted by Daniel Scrivner. Over the last 15 years, Daniel has led design teams at Square and Apple, turned around a $3M+ ARR SaaS business, and invested in more than 100 companies. He launched Outlier Academy in 2020 to learn from the world’s best founders, investors, authors, and peak performance experts.

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