"To call speaking a "soft skill" diminishes its value in a world that cherishes the hard sciences. Speaking effectively isn't soft. It's the equivalent of cold, hard cash!"

"The spoken word is crucial and remains the accepted mode of formal communication." Jordon Peterson 2018

 

We offer 3 different programmes 

1. The SIX MONTHS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN ELOCUTION AND COMMUNICATION 

2. The SIX MONTHS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN ELOCUTION AND DEPORTMENT

3. The HALF DAY PROGRAMME in PREPARATION for a WEDDING SPEECH

Programme 1. The CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN ELOCUTION AND COMMUNICATION

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Who benefits from this programme?

People at the top already have clear speech.  If they didn't, they would hardly be at the top.

Have you ever experienced a teacher who mumbles? It's frustrating, isn't it? But, what happens if an airplane pilot mumbles to his crew or a key note speaker has such a strong accent that no one can tell what she's saying?

It's a sensitive subject and a personal one too. Accents are fine when we all have the same accent. 

 

SPEAK AND BE HEARD

We help gifted and talented professionals to speak and be heard.

We work with university scientists, university engineers, company directors and CEOs, COO in major supermarkets, entrepreneurs, aircraft pilots, military personnel and mathematicians. 

We are often recommended by word of mouth referral to organisations and to individuals.

We work with people who are Chinese, Ethiopian, .British, American, Polish, Irish, Scandinavian and with clients who are based in Britain, Dubai, Nigeria. 

Our clients include a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society.

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We feel honoured to have been invited to work at Huddersfield University with Dame Xiangqian "Jane" Jiang DBE FREng. Professor Jiang is a Professor of Precision Metrology at the Huazhong University Of Science And Technology and University of Huddersfield and is the Director of the EPSRC Future Advanced Metrology HUB and is the Royal Academy of Engineering/Renishaw Chair in Precision Metrology. 

 

 

 

 

 

More about who can benefit form this programme: We work with chief engineers from Nigeria and accountants based in Dubai.

Sometimes, we are invited to work with young graduates who are in a change of career and with post-doctorate surgeons who are in high-level training in Britain under some of the world's greatest surgeons. 

This elocution programme is rewarding and surprisingly interesting. People enjoy working with us. 

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We work with chief engineers who are working in major companies in Nigeria

What will you learn?

This programme consists of six months of in depth, one to one, weekly coaching in elocution and communication with British elocution consultant, Elizabeth Darley. You will  acquire a clear, effective, speaking voice.

a deeper knowledge of elocution and communication skills through learning to demonstrate, explain and present. You will learn to read aloud by practicing over and over again. Listening back to sound recordings of your voice will show your improvement in speech over the six months. You will practice reciting prose and classical poetry.

You will learn useful vocal techniques including:

Breathing

Pronunciation

Tone

Projection and direction

Dynamics

Memorisation

Tempo

Psychology

eye contact and gesture

Anatomy for speech

Mental techniques for good speech,

Soften an accent

Received Pronunciation RP

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Construction Site Managers

Better speech means increased self confidence.

Performing Surgery

A surgeons voice needs to be clear. 

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We like to offer value for money in our work.

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By taking our six months programme in ELOCUTION and COMMUNICATION SKILLS programme, you will learn to become a better communicator.

You will speak and be heard first time. You will become more fluent and clear - in meetings and in discussions. You will make greater progress in your career because your improved speaking voice will open new doors for you.

This is our flagship programme because it has produced the highest levels of career progression for people since 2004. By taking this programme, you will no longer be misunderstood and you will not be asked so much to repeat yourself. You will experience fewer moments of interruption. You will sense that you are appreciated more.

This programme teaches how to acquire clear speech and self confidence through better communication skills. The training covers all aspects of speaking including the use of techniques and information taken from the worlds of acting, singing, public speaking, psychology and anatomy. The actual subjects used in this training, such as any poems and prose, are selected to suit the individual client’s personal tastes and interests.

If you like, your voice may be recorded as you are progressing towards becoming a highly effective communicator.

We believe that all talented people should benefit from taking this programme but, as few such people know about it, yet, you’ll have the advantage in today’s highly competitive world.

Professional Presentation

Enroll on our

SIX MONTHS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN

ELOCUTION and COMMUNICATION SKILLS, 

and become a more professional and relaxed communicator.

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We understand that our clients are busy people such as engineers and designers, and they learn to practice their new skills anytime at work. 

The benefits of taking this programme

Become a more effective speaker. Acquiring clearer speech and greater self confidence. Your day to day communications improve. It is easier to help colleagues and your clients to understand you first time. Others will refrain from speaking over you or interrupting you.  You will receive greater acknowledgement and appreciation You will feel more relaxed at work and more skilled at tackling difficult situations.

This unique programme will equip you with an understanding of how to direct a conversation to achieve results.

The anatomy and the psychology of the speaking voice 

 You will gain an understanding of how the spoken word is produced within both your mind and your body and you will have a more special knowledge of how to bring these two aspects together to reap the best from your communications. You will become more self confident when you are taking part in necessary meetings and discussions and you will become more able to master your interactions with clients and colleagues. Training is also given for better communications in your online meetings.

The Structure of the Programme

This is a six months long programme consisting of weekly one hour sessions. You will receive weekly set follow-up work and weekly email support. You will receive digitally edited sound recordings of your speaking voice for you to listen to and discuss with Mrs. Darley. Sound recordings are quantitative evidence of your progression in your speaking voice. We compile our programmes to suit individual requirements. We choose texts and resources to fit the client. This means that if you like skiing, for instance, we would select some useful text about skiing simply to further pique your interest. It is important that you enjoy your programme experience.

The dates, tuition fees and bookings

Please telephone our office 01484 687038 to arrange your Initial Consultation. 

This will give you a chance to tell us your requirements. If you would like to proceed with the Six Months Programme in Elocution and Communication Skills, we will arrange your weekly sessions and send you a confirmation note as well as information on how to pay for your training course.

 

Initial Consultation £175

Six Months Programme fees start at £2,500

Further information 07949721958

Programme 2. The CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN ELOCUTION AND ETIQUETTE

Etiquette is the way you conduct yourself in formal and in informal situations. Events could be anything from meeting HM the Queen to making a business agreement.

You will learn to make and leave a better impression. Do you feature in films, videos or conferences? Are you a Key Note Speaker? Are you a celebrity or a star? Your voice is your image. You define yourself by your speaking voice.

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Look and sound as you want to be in videos and films, on TV or in conferences. 

Look and sound professional by taking our unique programme in Elocution and Etiquette

This Elocution and Etiquette Programme covers a broader theme about the whole person, enabling you to acquire good speech as well as teaching you to project the right image and to know what to do in all situations.

Learn to carry yourself well.

Learn how to introduce different people to each other without leaving anyone out or feeling embarrassed.

Learn to look and sound self confident and relaxed.

Practice meeting new people.

Learn the art of conversation.

Deepen your knowledge of general subjects. 

Adopt new skills in dress.

Use social protocol.

Be confident in polite society.

Attract the right people.

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By taking this programme, you will become much more self assured.

Learn to conduct yourself well at formal events. We make videos- observe yourself as you practice your new skills. 

Our programmes are popular with gifted and talented people of all ages.

We will thoughtfully adapt each Programme to suit your tastes.

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The advantages from taking the programme in elocution and etiquette

After completing our unique certificate programme in Elocution and Etiquette, you will be more polished in yourself. Your weaknesses in speech will be gone.  and you will become a more intriguing person and you’ll become much more effective in your day to day situations. After taking our Six Months Certificate in Elocution and Etiquette, you will appear more professional and dependable. People who you talk with and spend time with at work will consider you to be an accomplished person who seems to reflect the best of your field. You will become naturally more self assured in formal situations and you will leave a more professional impression. You will be more confident to say what you want to say in the time you want to say it and you will be taken more seriously in your work. Your career trajectory will rise and your accomplishments will increase. More opportunities will come your way and you will feel more relaxed.

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The starting dates and how to book your place

Before you start a Programme, we offer a 30 minutes telephone consultation with our consultant, Mrs. Elizabeth Darley. To book your Initial Consultation, contact our office and we will arrange a time to suit you.

Programme 3. Wedding Speech Preparation

From £450

Struggling to get a speech right for the day is a nerve-racking feeling we are all familiar with. But, you no longer need to worry because we are here to help you make it happen in a smooth and successful way.

In just one morning you will be given all the help you need to make your wedding speech into just what you want it to be and your make loving and memorable contribution to the important day.

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We will teach you to pace your voice and to speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard. You will be given guidance on microphones and breathing techniques. We will even help you with your script if you like!

Our clients seem to enjoy working with us and all of them tell us that the half day coaching made the event a success.

To make arrangements, please phone us or email us.

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THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD

Our Programmes are now a component of the Award.

In 2019, local Scouts leaders and the THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD  

invited our work to join up with their work for the Bronze Award.

The young people went on to achieve the Bronze Award and they have also recently completed the Silver Award for the DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD.

The DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD website is  https://www.dofe.org/ 

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Please note that for all programmes Terms and Agreements apply.