Definition:
the art of careful public speaking, using clear pronunciation and good breathing to control the voice:

Are you often asked to repeat yourself?

Do you shy away from talking because you are uncomfortable with your accent?

Would your career and confidence benefit from having stronger diction and improved articulation?

Elocution

6 week programme. 1hr a week.

Whether you want to change your accent completely or just neutralise it, I will teach you to understand the voice and how it works in order to have clearer more effective speech.

The foundation of this 6 week course is the Phonemic Chart. The individual sounds of British Southern English (the Queens English or BBC English) and how each sound is made. As your confidence grows we will begin to look at everyday words and sentences and then build what you have learnt into conversation.

You will be given a work book that we will work through systematically. This will include helpful recordings and homework so you can carry on the learning in your own time.

The 6 week course address:

  • Phonemics (the individual sounds of Southern British English)
  • Particular sounds that are difficult for the individual.
  • Exercises to strengthen articulation and diction
  • Pronunciation
  • Clarity
  • Speed of delivery
  • Energy and stamina
  • Eye Contact
  • Effective body language and gestures

By the end of this course you will have knowledge of the sounds of the Queens English and how to make them. You will have built up the muscles of the face used to deliver clearer more powerful speech and most importantly I hope your confidence would have grown as you recognise the improvement in your voice and the effectiveness in your communication.

CPD
CPD accredited
Both my Public Speaking and Accent Softening course are now CPD accredited.

Lesson are available face to face or over Skype

Please get in touch if you have any questions and to find out about pricing.