30 
Sep

Your Inner Voice

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…

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: Recent

14 
Jul

Exporting Your Voice

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…

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Published Date: 14th July 2018
Category: Recent

09 
May

Why make a Drama of it?


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…

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Published Date: 9th May 2018
Category: Recent

04 
Mar

The Working Voice


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 a little knowledge,…

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Published Date: 4th March 2018
Category: Recent

09 
Feb

Common Sense Tips for Public Speaking


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…

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Published Date: 9th February 2018
Category: Recent
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18 
Jan

Your voice & its link to birdsong

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…

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Published Date: 18th January 2018
Category: Recent

21 
Dec

Making a Connection

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…

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Published Date: 21st December 2017
Category: Recent

14 
Nov

Playing the Emotion Card

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…

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Published Date: 14th November 2017
Category: Recent

05 
Oct

Theresa May & the Poorly Voice

This morning’s papers are full of comments on Theresa May’s conference speech yesterday. Unfortunately, the comments are not generally about the content but about a security breach and a voice which was not up to the…

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Published Date: 5th October 2017
Category: Recent

25 
Sep

How to Command a Room

Why is it that some people just draw your attention to them the moment they step through the door? Is it the aftershave that takes your breath away or the fact that they are carrying a large stuffed panda?…

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Published Date: 25th September 2017
Category: Recent