voice coaching

How to Speak like William Gladstone

10 July 2023

What could you learn from one of the most influential politicians of history? Despite his less-than-PR-friendly stare, William Ewart Gladstone was elected Prime Minister four times during a political career which stretched across six decades. His legacy is that of a figurehead of eloquence, an unwavering spirit and above all, an influential leader. A staunch…

Navigating Difficult Questions: A Politician’s Playbook for CEOs and Executives

4 June 2023

Although it’s often better to answer difficult questions head on, sometimes you need to stall for time. Politicians are experts at dodging difficult questions and that’s why The Politician’s Playbook, if wielded judiciously and ethically, can be a powerful tool in your arsenal towards avoiding embarrassment before your peers. Sailing Against Stormy Seas Picture yourself…

The Many Myths About Your Voice

30 April 2023

The voice and speech coaching industry, like all others, has its share of myths surrounding the voice and how to improve it. Here are some common misconceptions and the facts behind each myth: Myth: Certain foods, drinks or pastilles can ‘heal’, ‘improve’ or ‘protect’ the vocal cords. Fact: While maintaining good overall health and hydration…

Why you don’t need a radio voice to speak well

16 April 2023

Imagine for a moment you had a grand piano in your living room. Looking upon it you see your smiling face reflected in its deep black lacquer and finest French polish. The keys are porcelain white and its castors are rolled with gold. It sits there as the centrepiece of your room. Approaching it, you…

How to stop speaking with a lisp

20 January 2023

One of the most common issues clients bring to me is speaking with a lisp. Here are a few suggestions on how to first identify why you lisp and then how to stop doing it.