Learning A Well Educated English Accent

Learning A Well Educated English Accent Can someone really learn a well educated English accent and so change the way people perceive them? Yes they can. I currently have a delightful Russian student, who came to me speaking in an accent that sounded rather like a cocktail of the Midlands, mixed with the East End [...]

Changing Your Voice

Changing Your Voice If you want to see one of the best examples of changing your voice, go and see the successful and well known Irish actor  Garrett Phillips, do an incredibly accurate impersonation of the late and great, Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London. [...]

Accent Softening

Accent Softening The BBC called me this morning, asking me to do an interview, about accent softening, as Professor Sophie K Scott of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience part of  University College London, has just published a report on how people's career advancement, really is deeply enhanced by them neutralising their regional accent, in other [...]

Spooky Tricks or Treats For Public Speaking

Are You Frightened of Public Speaking? Are you frightened of Public Speaking and dread it when you know you are going to have to do it? This is a very common problem. Public Speaking can be terrifying if you don't know what you are doing or have techniques to improve your skill. I love teaching [...]