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Finding Your Inner Voice

I was coaching someone recently who described their first day at school when they were 12 years old. He said, he was a skinny kid with a terrible stammer and the teacher asked his name in front of the class; he couldn’t get it out of his mouth, in terror he ran out of the … Continued

Your Voice And Your Personality

Human beings pass judgement on others almost instantly – it’s something we’ve been programmed to do for our own survival. In a few seconds we’ve often decided not only if we like someone we’ve never seen before, but if they’re worth knowing, what their pay grade probably is, how well educated they are, and whatever … Continued

Tongue Twister Of The Day

Tongue twisters are great fun, especially in groups, but they’re also fantastic tools for practising articulation; voice is like a muscle – the more you use it the stronger it will be and the more control it will offer you.  When learning new languages our mouths struggle to form the correct shapes to create the … Continued

Busting the Margaret Thatcher Voice Coaching Myth

I once had a voice teaching colleague who, it was rumoured, had coached Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s. One day, I asked her whether she was responsible for the most famous (and infamous) vocal tones in modern British political history. My colleague was appalled at the suggestion, which she denied vigorously. This wasn’t because she … Continued

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