Over 2000 years ago in ancient Greece, Aristotle identified the key principles of rhetoric which are still used by good Public Speakers today and the first of these is the fact that a charismatic voice is as important as…
Published Date: 2nd January 2019
Last month I spent a week in Shanghai and I thought I’d explain how this all came about.
In 2017 Vivian Wu approached the London Academy of Dramatic Art to see if she could undertake some training to equip her…
Published Date: 17th November 2018
I obviously focus a lot in my posts on the voice and how it affects others but what about the voice we all hear inside our heads? Well, I suppose it’s the voice we…
Published Date: 30th September 2018
Does your business or brand have aspirations or limitations? I ask this because when you are a sole trader or an SME, it is easy to get into a comfortable rut and bob along happily on the surface of…
Published Date: 14th July 2018
Something is happening in education at the moment which gives me concern. In order to fulfil the new requirements of the International Baccalaureate many senior schools are having to focus more on extending their ‘academic’ subject…
Published Date: 9th May 2018
Isn’t it interesting that the voice, which we use so much every day, is a part of the body that most of us know very little about. That is because we use it instinctively. But, with…
Published Date: 4th March 2018
I remember my Public Speaking professor, John Holgate, saying that a good Public Speaker is someone who knows himself very well and can therefore give a very good performance of being himself!
Think about that for a moment. What is…
Published Date: 9th February 2018
Tags: body language, public speaking, voice
I came across this interesting article recently.
Linguists studying languages around the world find they are quite diverse in structure, but there are also common features called ‘universal patterns’. It’s possible there are cultural influences that lead to this or…
Published Date: 18th January 2018
This year the Royal institution Christmas lectures are all about communication. Neuroscientist, Professor Sophie Scott, will be unravelling the fascinating facts about how we understand each other.
Words are not all we have, of course. Our facial expressions and body-language…
Published Date: 21st December 2017
I was never a particular fan of George Michael’s music. I liked some of his songs but not others. However, I was interested enough to record his film ‘Freedom’ when it was recently broadcast. He had almost completed it…
Published Date: 14th November 2017