Elocution Lessons

For Office Workers Using English As A Second Language

Transform Your Accent And Speak With A New Found Confidence

I have been successfully helping City business people with 1 to 1 Elocution Lessons for over 15 years in the City of London, Canary Wharf and more recently Online.

Corporate Elocution Lessons

These Sessions Typically Cover:

  • Understanding the importance of correct inflection, expression and vocal clarity
  • Help with speech structure and delivery
  • How to control nerves when delivering a presentation with relaxation techniques
  • Body language, posture, facial expression, use of gesture and eye contact
  • Vocal expression – clarity, inflection, pointing, volume and pitch

Find out more…

Communicating effectively in the workplace with an unfamiliar language, particularly when speaking in public, can often feel like a daunting task. 
Many corporates whose first language is not English have a genuine and very understandable fear of speaking in public. The workplace is increasingly becoming a more and more competitive environment where the ability to speak with self assured confidence is absolutely vital. Missed opportunities can range from giving presentations at work or to a potential client. In any of these situations, the fear of not speaking well, sounding boring, stuttering or sounding nervous can affect both what is being expressed and how we actually physically speak. As presentations are now commonplace in most working environments, the ability to speak with confidence and authority can be much easier to achieve than you may realsie.
We will start with the voice itself and work to strengthen and enrich it, before moving on to effective speech work. This initial work incorporates breath and diaphragmatic control as we need to start thinking of the breath as being the fuel for our speech. Then we will develop perfect resonance and understand the importance of effective pitch modulation to improve the texture of the voice. Understanding the mechanics of effective articulation is vital for a fluid attractive English speech pattern, so we will drill the muscles that correctly shape the way we speak with English vowels and diphthongs. We will then break down how to execute consonants correctly to produce a smooth and commanding delivery.
Fortunately, everyone can learn to speak with confidence. The use of body language, eye contact and direct address are all essential keys to effective public speaking and we will be working on all of these aspects as well. But the crucial single most important factor is the voice. How do we sound? How do we keep our audience listening, when having to often incorporate endless facts and statistics? How do we shape and structure our speech? How do we control nerves and keep our voice steady, attractive and calm, even if we’re terrified? We will work together on all of these areas, in an easy to understand and cohesive way.
Finally, we will put it all together by working in detail on what you are next preparing to present.

The modern day workplace environment demands much from us in the 21st century, not least to be able to appear assured and confident in an unfamiliar language in whatever we are tasked to do in our jobs. The skills you will learn from these sessions will not only be practical for your workplace English needs but they will also give you many positive benefits to take into your personal life. In work, you will deliver a presentation to a potential client, your office team or your firm with great confidence and effectiveness. You will be using the skills you have learnt to affect the many outcomes you are looking to achieve during work and to influence colleagues effortlessly with your ideas. The English language will become your new best friend!

The first step would be to book a Half Price Taster Lesson, where I will take you through some of the basics for posture, correct breathing and some basic vowel and consonant exercises. We also discuss your reasons for wanting Elocution lessons so that I can then tailor any subsequent sessions to your specific requirements.

Online Lessons – Since the Covid-19 lockdown I have been offering my clients the opportunity to have online lessons. These have proven to be hugely successful because of their convenience. As I now tend to be teaching more online lessons from home, I am able to be far more flexible with my time; this means that my clients have a far greater choice as to when they schedule their lessons, with many now choosing to have them early in the morning, early evening or even on the weekends. Lessons are delivered via Zoom and they work tremendously well, in fact equally as well as face to face sessions. I am currently offering a small discount for Online Lessons.

Face to Face Lessons 

I offer live lessons at two venues:

Home Studio: Kettering Northants

London: Studio by arrangement 

Alternatively, many of my clients prefer to book out a room at their firm’s offices for their lesson.

Linking the skills and qualities that music can offer to the time conscious lifestyles of today’s City business people