Hats off to Harry - born to be Royal

12-Nov-2018 / by Emma Serlin posted in Tips, talk, LSW Founder 'insights', communication, Resources, public speaking, presentations, effective communication, confidence, elocution, body language


Prince Harry used to be the naughty prince, the nation’s younger brother, who was known more for his passion for partying than for typically Royal behaviour. 

And yet after some hair raising times in his twenties, he has stepped confidently into his role, using his position to give a voice to many who have been sidelined, disenfranchised or forgotten. He has done so with responsibility, grace, good will and a gentle determination, which reminds many of his mother. So what can we learn from his communication style?

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How to be a better communicator in 2018

9-Jan-2018 / by Emma Serlin posted in Tips, LSW Founder 'insights', effective communication

Every New Year, people around the world make resolutions; sweeping statements promising big changes that are, realistically, unlikely to happen and set the resolution-maker up for disappointment. So, instead of the usual grandiose commitments to quit chocolate; start working out, etc., why not take a different tack, and try making some simple changes to how you communicate? As we embark on the first few days of 2018 why not make this the year you take positive, achievable, steps towards more honest, authentic, communication?

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Finally, I’m writing the book

30-Oct-2013 / by Emma Serlin posted in LSW Founder 'insights'

For my sins, I am writing a book: a book on the art of good communication. And what a journey it is. I am writing the book because after five years with London Speech Workshop, delivering our particular method in Effective Communication, it feels like it’s about time to do the work justice, and let more people experience the delights and intuitive wonders of a method that proves itself, time and time again to—quite simply—work.

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Why The King's Speech inspired the world…

15-Feb-2011 / by Emma Serlin posted in LSW Founder 'insights'

So The King’s Speech has scooped up all the BAFTAs and it gets me to thinking about how this film made on a small budget with a young director, about a man who finds his voice, has captured the imagination of the world. Why is that?

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“It's OK to talk proper again”

2-Dec-2010 / by Emma Serlin posted in LSW Founder 'insights'

It's ok to talk proper againThis week, London Speech Workshop was featured in The Times. I was asked to give an elocution lesson to journalist Helen Rumbelow, and to discuss Kate Middleton's interview debut in her first public speaking engagement.

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Course founder Emma’s first post...

28-Oct-2010 / by Emma Serlin posted in LSW Founder 'insights'

This is the first post for the business that I started two years ago—London Speech Workshop. I wanted to write you a little introduction to tell you about what we do here at LSW, how we help people and how the work has surpassed all of my expectations and become, not just a job, but a huge part of my life.

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