How the Serlin Method™ for accent softening was born

Before I set up London Speech Workshop I had never heard of Accent Softening. So I was even more surprised when I realised that for many non-native speakers, the experience of having an accent can be...

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The P.O.W.E.R. KEY: 5 how to’s for powerful speeches

This week’s blog post is on the P.O.W.E.R KEY: 5 how to’s for powerful presentations and speeches. For those of you that missed it, it was the subject of the webinar I delivered last week and I...

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Why are pauses in speech so crucial?

Pauses are crucialto good communication These aren’t nebulous empty pauses, but little breaks, which signify a unit of thought. You can think of it as a musical phrase which is part of a longer...

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Is there a right way to pronounce words?

Words are the great facilitator of our communication. When we use words sloppily therefore, we are undermining our position as communicators.

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Three steps to becoming a more courageous communicator

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the...

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LSW’s communication tips for each Labour Leadership candidate

With the Labour Leadership contest hotting up with as many surprises, plot changes and startling character developments as a heart-thudding novel, we thought it was time to put the spotlight on the...

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Authentic speech: what does it mean and why should you care?

We all know what inauthentic communication looks and sounds like. Whether it’s a politician from an elite background trying to mimic a Northern working class accent to “get on the voters’ level”,...

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Your accent challenge: Overcome it by focusing on 4 key ideals

Accents can be a challenge. Even if you are a fluent English speaker, you may find an accent to be a bump in the road towards being the best communicator you can be. An accent can create a...

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Internal voices

“The more a person allows the critical voice to affect the way they speak, the more they retreat inwards, away from good communication.” Last week I ran a workshop in Glasgow for a very well known...

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Accentuate the positive

This week’s blog post is written by LSW’s Principal Coach Jamie Chapman.

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