I can’t say I am a fan of the TV show ‘The only way is Essex’ – in fact, I’ve never watched it but it was indirectly thrown into the news headlines last week when it was announced that an Essex junior school was giving its children elocution lessons. Why, you may ask? Well, they had identified that because of the way the children were forming the words when they spoke they were spelling them incorrectly when they wrote them down. So, instead of ‘wall’ they would write ‘waw’ and ‘shut up’ was being perceived as one word ‘sherp’ The media has had a lot of fun with the idea of making them all the ‘posh’ but of course that has not happened at all.
|Trying to keep warm: Chamber of Commerce Expo|
January was pretty busy with 8 speaking engagements including CIPD Leicester and the British University Deputy Finance Director’s conference in London. I was also interviewed twice on BBC Radio Leicester and ran a workshop on voice protection at Nottingham for the Amateur Swimming Association. February looks no less frantic with eight workshops and four speaking engagements.
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