Monday, February 22, 2010

Pronunciation practice online anytime

Pronunciation Matters is now offering general or personalised pronunciation practice drills and exercises online. Prices are very reasonable and affordable by students. Go to Recent News at http://www.pronunciationmatters.com.au/ for more information.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Great Vowel Shift

Are we moving towards or away from New Zealand?

Australian Voices

This is an impressive new website on the Australian accent and much much more. Check it out.

Voice projection

Hi everyone. Long time no see. It's been a difficult time since my husband died but slowly I'm coming out of the fog.

A number of my clients are now needing to improve the quality of their voices. They need to speak with more confidence and strength. One client is a head chef of a top Sydney restaurant and needs to do media work and cooking classes. He spoke too quietly and wouldn't be able to be heard in a large auditorium. Another is a young Columbian man who wants to work in the media. h
He didn't like the sound of his voice and needed to add more 'gravitas' to his voice.
With a combination of yoga breathing exercises and acting voice production exercises both have started to achieve a change in their voices. The chef tells me his confidnece and strentgh came from a hellish Christmas season in the restaurant where he had to be more commanding! What ever it was it worked.