18 
Jul

How to win the TV interview battle

With the Brexit debate reaching a climax, we are witnessing an increasingly hostile series of interviews with the front runners for the Prime Minister’s job.  Most politicians have some training and preparation before they are seen on screen but if…

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Published Date: 18th July 2019
Category: Recent

26 
Apr

How old do you sound ?

I have an interesting question for you in this blog. There are individual physical attributes that alter the voice and ageing also affects the way we sound.  So how accurately can listeners estimate how old a talker is without…

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Published Date: 26th April 2019
Category: Recent

28 
Feb

‘I Got Rhythm!’

Apologies for the ungrammatical nature of my title, but I think you will agree that this phrase conjures up a picture of some sort in your brain and that’s the point of this article.

Recent psychological studies have shown that…

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Published Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Recent

02 
Jan

What can speakers learn from the art of rhetoric?

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…

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Published Date: 2nd January 2019
Category: Recent

17 
Nov

Bringing English to Life in China


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…

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Published Date: 17th November 2018
Category: Recent

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…

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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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