Communication Professionals

It’s been a huge source of job satisfaction for me when clients who’ve previously faced huge difficulties with communication, have reached out and into themselves turning it around and becoming Communication Professionals themselves. To many, communications is what they rely on other people for.  They put all their enthusiasm and concentration into their work and …

When it Comes to Work, We take the Work

The Advertising Standards Authority has taken action against Innocent drinks, Oatly and Aqua Pura so far this year, for not being able to substantiate their claims and Greenwashing.   Did everyone get paid? Certainly, any work by actors and voiceovers would be if they were covered by an Equity contract and I would think everyone involved …

Exclamations of Joy and Delight, Inspired by Chekov, For You in 2022

Over the holidays I go to read a few text books. I really like Lynne Truss’s book: Eats Shoots and Leaves. It’s not only a great reference book for punctuation, but it’s also a valuable one for fun stories and historical anecdotes. Around the 15th century punctuation changed from informing the speaker to inforning the …

The Human Voice, a Film by Pedro Almodóva

The Human Voice is Almodóva’s  first film in English.   Inspired by Jean Cocteau and Roberto Rossellini, it is visually surrreal and audibly very real.   Almodóva’s attention to detail is masterful and brings us into this magic area of suspended reality.  What is and what isn’t real?It seems that the constraints brought about by the Covid …

Voice for Healing Mental and Physical Pain

Roy Hart Earlier this year I had a trauma that left me with severe pain in my muscles and joints.  Pain killers didn’t help much and  I had to surrender to having constant pain. I just hoped and prayed that it would not stay. Three things brought me through to now where I am almost …

Wonderful Women – Choose to Challenge – Women’s’ International Day 2021

A few years back a wonderful woman, originally from Swansea, then living in Wimbledon village, generously gave me a recording of her still rich Swansea accent for my work accent library.  She was, at the time, selling what she described as the cheapest house in Wimbledon village – 1.5 million.  She and her husband had …

The Liar is no Whit Better than the Thief

In the Penguin Book of Modern Speeches, there is a speech given by Donald Trump in 2017 to Congress, after his first tumultuous 5 weeks in office.  In this speech entitled: A New Chapter of American Greatness is Beginning,” his speech is convincing as a statesman:  “Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and …