I am so excited to be writing this review on Roger Love’s vocal training program for speaking –The Perfect Voice. Why? Because I believe Roger Love is doing something great with the lives of so many people around the world right now.
That sounds like a big statement. How can a vocal coach has such an impact in people lives? He’s “only” teaching people how to use their voices. Isn’t he? It’s just the voice…
I believe the human voice is the most overlooked, yet most powerful tool a person can use to advance their life purposes. Roger Love is doing something I have always wanted to do – helping people achieve their purposes with the use of their voices!
I have written a review on Roger’s singing program Roger Love Singing Academy a couple of years back. This time – I have found Roger Love extending his impact on a larger scale with his vocal training program for speaking The Perfect Voice!
“Roger Love is the world’s number 1 vocal coach.”
Roger Love Review Summary
Product: Perfect Voice
Description: The Perfect Voice is a complete vocal training program especially designed for speaking by the world renowned vocal coach Roger Love.
- US$97 (Starter Pack)
- Complete Collection: US$147
Product Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Who is Roger Love? The Most Inspiring Voice Coach in the World!
Roger Love was a student of legendary voice teacher Seth Riggs since his teenage years. What sets Roger apart from other vocal coaches is that he started teaching celebrity singers at a very young age, because Seth Riggs asked him to teach in his place while he was travelling.
Just to mention some of the big names in Hollywood that Roger has coached for singing- Chicago, Demi Lovato, John Mayer, Def Leppard, Maroon 5, the Beach Boys, and the list goes on and on…
What I mentioned above is just for singing, now Roger’s impact has reached unbelievable scale when he started to coach the speaking voice. He has helped leaders in different industries including Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek, Brandon Burchard, Jay Abraham, John Gray, Chalene Johnson, etc.
But, Singing is different than Speaking…Nope, not according to Roger!
Given his background in singing, Roger Love is probably the most outspoken voice teacher to declare that “There’s No Difference Between Singing and Speaking!”
Of course, this is a pretty big statement that needs further clarification, but I agree with Roger Love at a physiological angle. You definitely use the same set of muscles to produce sound for singing and speaking. No doubt about that!
The only difference is singers are getting the best vocal training in the world while speakers in every area of life are getting very little, if any at all, vocal training. Roger has spot an extremely unfulfilled need in the market and has come out to fill that gap.
We talk so much about singing in the proper way but never speaking with correct vocal technique. Let’s face the reality – even for professional singers, we talk so much more than we sing! Why not train the speaking voice in a healthy way to extend our influence in life?
Have you heard of school teachers who lose their voices from teaching classes all day long, every single day? That’s what I’m talking about!
Can you use Singing Technique for Speaking? Let See What Roger is doing…
I was a little surprised to see Roger using the most common and solid vocal techniques to train the speaking voice in The Perfect Voice. I thought training the Chest Voice is probably enough for speakers. But no, Roger Love is giving speakers the whole package of training the Chest voice, Head voice, and Mix voice.
When I came to think of it, that makes total sense because even speakers could use their vocal ranges to the fullest extent. In some cultures, such as Italian, the daily conversational tones cover a big vocal range for the common civilians. If you want to make your speaking style more dynamic, you need to have a wider vocal range and power to be more effective.
Roger Love’s bold move to apply most of the fundamental vocal technique to speaking is pretty pioneering. I know voice teachers have done similar things before, but probably not to the extent that Roger’s is doing here.
What Exactly is inside The Perfect Voice? A Complete Inside Look…
The more I look at the training curriculum inside The Perfect Voice, the more I am amazed at the quality of this program for training the speaking voice. First, let’s talk about the instructor himself. Roger Love himself is not just a master of singing but also an eloquent and skilled orator. Just watching and listening to him deliver his lessons is already a great learning experience in and off itself.
Second, the training content is so well-rounded that it covers all areas of speaking in the professional and daily lives of people. For example, my favorite training section is called Vocal Profiles in which Roger talks about how to use the voice in different professionals such as being a waitress, thought leader, receptionist, teacher, healthcare professionals, fitness coach, or even how to ask for a raise!
Third, I like the training section that discusses voice types in which people with no vocal training experience, which I suspect would be a great number of people taking this course for speaking, can have a basic understanding of their voices and what to focus on in this vocal training.
Lastly, this vocal training course uses the most fundamental and effective vocal training such as breathing, pitch, tone, pace, and even melody for speaker!!!
This is one the most solid vocal training for speech you can find on the Internet! Let’s take a general look at the entire training curriculum:
1. Welcome! Start here
Don’t be fooled by the simple title. In this section, Roger lays the theoretical foundation of vocal training is so important for speaking and how to use this course most effectively. He also shares how to find your “Star Quality” by training your voice.
2. The Voice Types
Roger categorizes major voice types such as airy, monotone, squeaky hinge, nasal, and blocked nasal, so students could quickly identify these vocal “issue” and know how to improve and fix these issues.
In this section, Roger teaches the most solid vocal training on diaphragmatic breathing, chest voice, head voice, and mix voice. He also introduces the building blocks of the voice – pitch, pace, tone, melody, and volume.
4. The Total Package
In this section, Roger shares the most important skills of speech delivery such as Body Movement, Accents and Regionalism, Forget the Fillers, How to Love Your Voicemail Greetings, How to Never Lose Your Voice Again, and 6 Food Categories that Could Derail Your Voice.
5. Vocal Profiles
Roger talks about how to use the voice in different professionals such as being a waitress, thought leader, receptionist, teacher, healthcare professionals, fitness coach, asking for a raise, and making a great first impression.
6. Vocal Exercises & Daily Warmups
This is the training section that focuses on developing and shaping the voice itself. Roger is taking students to do very extensive vocal exercises typically used for singing, but now for speaking.
7. Next Steps
Roger concludes the training program with a word of encouragement and advises the students to keep taking action to improve their voices.
What I don’t like about this course? Not that much…
For the integrity of this review, let me share with you what I don’t like about this course, which is only one or two things that I see could be improved.
First, in my opinion, Roger’s lessons could be a little more condensed. Roger’s speaking style is very encouraging and positive. As a result, a portion of the instructions are mainly motivational, which is important for students. But, if you are more technically inclined and impatient like me, you might have to turn up the speed function on the player.
Second, there should to be more exercises that focus on speaking texts. Most of the vocal exercises are for building great vocal quality, but for speech delivery, there are a lot of instructional video lessons without actual speech exercises.
Third, there are no visual aids for the video lessons. If you are ADHD like me, it might be a little hard to focus while watching Roger teach in the lessons. However, I must say that Roger’s delivery and articulations are very clear and easy-to-understand. Maybe that why he didn’t think visual aids are necessary.
The Pros and Cons of The Perfect Voice at a glance
With everything that’s been said in this review, let’s look at all the Pros and Cons for Roger Love’s The Perfect Voice, so you have make a better decision on whether or not to invest in this vocal training program.
- Taught by one of the best voice coaches in the world – Roger Love!
- Proven vocal methods in singing applied to speech training.
- Most well-rounded curriculum that covers many different professions.
- Most foundational and complete vocal training for speakers.
- Roger Love is an exceptional orator who could demonstrate what he teaches.
- Video instructions could be more condensed and technical(my personal preference).
- Lack of exercises that focus on speaking actual texts.
- No visual aids for the video lessons, but Roger’s exceptional vocal delivery makes up for it.
Finally, My Conclusion for The Perfect Voice…
If you’re asking me whether you should invest in this awesome and unique vocal training course for speaking, my answer will be a resounding YES!!!!!
Roger Love is often praised as the best vocal coach in the world by celebrities. I don’t really say that about anyone on this site because it’s hard to verify something like that, but I have no problem calling him one of the best!
The fact that Roger is creating a movement for people in every industry to use their voices to accomplish their purposes already sets this man apart from other voice coaches.
Another thing I would like to point out is that I believe this high-quality vocal training course is hugely under-priced at $97 USD, and you can get the complete collection with just $50 more. Take a look:
If you are looking to take your speaking voice to a new level, this training course is definitely for you, regardless of your background in vocal training, or lack thereof.
If you have any questions, comment below, and I’ll be more than happy to discuss with you.