Elocution and Public Speaking

Clear speech is popular again!

Do the words elocution teacher conjure up an image of a little old lady dressed in a Tweed suit talking rather 'posh' ? If so,  think again! I live in jeans, laugh a lot and have a hint of a Dorset accent when not teaching but I am passionate about my work and am incredibly serious (with a smile)  when it comes to teaching my pupils to speak clearly.

All my lessons are by Skype or via an  online course please read lower down the page.

Remember all successful people have one thing in common: Confidence
Successful people have confidence in their ability to succeed and in their ability to communicate.
To succeed in the world today, children and adults need to be able to communicate with confidence.
Even in this age of emails and text messages, the spoken word is still the most effective way of communicating.

Elocution lessons for adults

OKAY!- I know you didn't come to my website to join an online course BUT you do want to improve your speaking in some way - you either talk too fast, too quietly, with an accent or just get frightened at the thought of speaking. My courses are like having a lesson with me - just you and me doing exercises and learning all the tricks of the trade and are a fraction of the cost. I am booked up most of the time so I created online courses that mimic my private classes.

Face to face lessons by Skype

Fees £20 for a 30 minute lesson OR try my course for only $9.99 until 25th July and then it reverts to $19.99  which gives the same information as my first 3 or 4 lessons after which you can always book a lesson with me if you still need to.

  • These lessons can help with your articulation - do you leave off the ends of your words or do all your vowels sound the same?
  • I can help with your breathing - do you sound as though you've run out of breath?
  • Do you speak very quickly and find it impossible to slow down without sounding monotonous?
  • I can show you how to speak clearly and how to speak with expression.

PLEASE NOTE - you will not sound 'posh' (unless you want to).

Do you have a specific speech (wedding speech or similar) or presentation that needs working on or would you just like to improve your speaking skills and feel more confident?

Perhaps you'd like to be able to read aloud more expressively to your children, grandchildren, elderly friends or visually impaired friends. Reading aloud and sharing a story is one of the most enjoyable experiences - learn to do it with ease.

Perhaps your work colleagues or friends find it difficult to understand what you say especially if you're under stress.

An added benefit of taking lessons is that your brain gets a good workout and brain stimulation is good for all of us.

Lose your accent

Many people come to me with the same question - can you help me lose my accent? Elocution lessons can help with the reduction of an accent. Please see my lose your accent page for details of classes.

Please fill in form below for more information about elocution lessons. I will reply as soon as possible.

Elocution lessons for Children

  • Is your child worrying about giving a presentation at school? Perhaps they've already given a talk at school but found it very stressful.
  • Maybe they're too shy to talk to their teacher?
  • I can help - no pressure and lots of fun
  • If you want your children to feel confident and speak clearly, with good clear articulation, have a look at my page for under 18's lessons. 
  • Please note that the youngest age I will teach by Skype is 7.

During a session I'll teach you how to speak at the correct pace (not too fast but not too slow), to speak at the correct volume and with expression. Talking with expression doesn't mean speaking dramatically, it means using your voice to sound interesting and exciting.

Good articulation (correct consonant sounds and correct vowel sounds) and accent reduction can also be achieved with practice - but a lot of people love their accent so it's worth remembering that you can speak clearly and confidently with an accent as long as it's not too overbearing.

Online courses

How to Speak Clearly & Confidently

This video course is identical to the first three or four lessons I would give you face to face

This video course will teach you how to speak clearly and demonstates how to make what you say sound interesting. It is very much like the first lesson I would teach you face to face but you have the added advantage that you can watch it over and over again. How to speak clearly and confidently will teach you how to speak  so that you will find making presentations, talking to people at work or school much easier and less stressful. PLUS get my 31 page ebook as a download in the course (the lecture about Articulation has the download). You can watch it over and over again forever!

Video course only $9.99

Voice exercises to improve your speaking voice and pronunciation
Having received great reviews this video course is now on offer for only $9.99 until 25th July

'A great and informative course - What a good idea of Serena's to do a speech course where the learner can participate and learn how to speak better.'

'Though I have been studying the speech sounds of English for quite sometime, there are still many new things to learn from this course. Thank you, Ms. Greenslade.'

This video course takes you through vowel and consonant sounds, I explain how each sound is made, how it should sound and then there is an exercise for each sound. Each letter has it's own lesson so you can jump around and pick on the sounds you  need to improve. Watch it over and over again forever!

Video course only $9.99

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What people say about me .....

You are a "Guru" (teacher) in the true sense of the word, as you impart and share your knowledge in totality, and I'm lucky to have you as a teacher. Kavita.

I’m lucky enough to have had some elocution classes with Serena face-to-face some years ago in Bournemouth. Having English as a second language I used Serena’s knowledge and professionalism to help me, at first, to understand that an accent can be a part of your character and this gives your speech some flavour. The important bit is to understand and learn how to speak every single word clearly, with a good pace, with high and lows which make your speech interesting. It was enlightening, and now I have found online all those wonderful classes with a genuine English lady. This is priceless. Thank you Serena!

At the end of last term my son went for head boy and delivered an amazing speech, something we never imagined he would put himself forward for. The teachers were taken aback by his confidence and presence, he buzzed with excitement for days afterwards and said he loved speaking in public. It is through all your hard work that he has this turn around in his approach to speaking and for this we will be forever grateful. Elaine

Don't miss this amazing offer -Join my online 'Speak clearly & Confidently' video course. The course covers all of the basics and is just like having a lesson with me for just $9.99 until 25th July. You can watch it over and over again forever. The course also has a 30 day money back guarantee - you can't lose!