Why honest and open communication is key to getting respect at work

We hear it all the time. Honesty and openness is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Why then do we approach our working relationships with any less transparency than we do in our personal...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 14, 2018

Social & Cultural

How to deliver the perfect wedding speech

That special day has finally arrived. As you stand up to deliver your speech, you gently tap the side of your glass invitingly. Heads turn in your direction in a flurry and the anticipation is...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 10, 2018

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How to speak eloquently

Have you ever listened to a brilliant speaker and felt captivated by the music of their speech, the poetry of their words and the resonance of their voice?Then they probably have that magical...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 18, 2018

Social & Cultural

Why do we struggle with communications at work?

The workplace is fraught with different pressures. “Am I good enough?” “Have I achieved my KPI’s?” “Do I deserve this job?” “Am I justified in asking for that pay rise?” “What does my boss think of...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 4, 2018

Social & Cultural

How to soften an accent (without losing it altogether)

Accents are important. They are an intrinsic part of who we are. They are part of our heritage. They tell the story of our background and our culture. So, why would we want to get rid of them? Well,...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 2, 2018

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Accent softening: let's talk about vowels

Vowels have a greater impact on accents than we think. When looking into accent softening, it is at first important to understand that it'sno mean feat!

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 20, 2016

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You’re never fully dressed without a smile

Want to make agreat first impression? Smile! Never underestimate the power of a smile - after all, you're never fully dressed without one. Let's try something.Picture someone smiling. Close your...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 12, 2016

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Mastery over the English Language—what would you most like to know?

What do you want to know about speaking with clear, easy to understand English?

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 24, 2016

Social & Cultural

London Speech Workshop remembers Alan Rickman

Two weeks since Alan Rickman’s death, and the world is still feeling the ongoing ripples of sadness at the loss of such a formidable talent. We thought we’d add to the recognition with a specific nod...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: January 29, 2016

Social & Cultural

More popular top tips, quotes & articles from our Twitter page

It’s been another great month for London Speech Workshop on Twitter! We’ve been able to engage with such interesting and dynamic followers and source and share some splendid new articles, quotes and...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: January 18, 2016

Social & Cultural