Everyone has the right to speak and we should never be put off saying anything because we think that we’ll be judged by our accent.
Jackie Kennedy was the product of a public school that produced girls with ramrod straight backs and crystal clear diction. In the sitting and speaking stakes, Rose Kennedy won hands down.
Simple techniques that we use in our voice training programmes enable you to concentrate at once on what you want to say not how you’re saying it.
The Brunel University’s Centre for sports’ medicines and human performance, has researched into the connection between voice and physical strength.
With the demise of interest in politics, is the necessity for good manners on the increase? Are good manner synonymous with good character?
Voice exercises are all about releasing your natural voice and yoga is all about releasing your natural energy balance. There are many similarities.
The ebullience, wonder and curiosity of a child, taken beyond into adulthood. The impact of a voice can never be underestimated.
Cheryl Cole’s been axed from the American X Factor on the grounds that her accent is unintelligible to an American audience. American audiences are notorious for not understanding regional English accents, that much is true.
No matter how brilliant your team is, they aren’t going to go too far if they can’t communicate in English. This is why voice coaches like me at Max Your Voice, work with people on Accent Neutralisation.
A problem shared by many who do not speak English as a first language is that they are tempted to use the rhythmic stress of their own language when they are expressing themselves in English.