Help with speaking anxiety - I was so terrified of speaking ..

..when I was young that I decided to write a book and create online courses that would help others who felt the same... other people who wanted help with speaking anxiety.

THIS is quite a long page please read it to the end......

But what do you want from courses or a book about 'Help with Speaking Anxiety'?

I guess you'd like something  that gives you confidence.

None of that 'imagine your audience in their underwear', personally I don't see that ever working!

When I was younger I was so terrified of speaking that I didn't speak to my teacher for a whole academic year.

I needed help with speaking anxiety

I wanted someone to tell me how to get the confidence to get the words out of my mouth.

I didn't want people to point at me and laugh when I spoke which is what I was convinced they would do.

My courses and book do just that - they explain how the sounds get out of your mouth and show you how to look and sound confident.

You might not be as frightened as I was, perhaps you can talk to your workmates but need to give a wedding speech or similar that is really worrying you.

Perhaps you want to have a head start in your speech class.

Do you know that what you wear affects the way you speak?...

and should you say sorry if you go wrong?

How good are you at conversation?

I used to answer questions in such a way that the conversation was over before it began and yet it's so easy to answer so that the conversation continues. Find out how in chapter 5.

I have to give a speech tomorrow - is it too late to do entol on the course or read this?

Now's the best part. The courses are only about an hour long and can be accessed immediately. The information in this book will make a difference immediately. Obviously, the more you practise the better you get but there are some things that don't need practise.

My online courses which will help with speaking anxiety

All of my online courses are on offer for $9.99 until 25th July and then revert back to $19.99
Enrol now.......

How to overcome speaking anxiety and have a conversation

Having a conversation should always be fun. Think back to a time when you've been busy chatting to a friend and then suddenly realised you've been talking for 2 hours!

This course will show you how to feel confident when you are speaking and will give you some ideas for questions to ask or comments to make to get a conversation going or to keep a conversation going.

Now includes a section on speaking on the phone. Are you like I was? Terrified of the phone ringing incase you have to answer it or just praying and hoping that the person you need to contact has an email address or a contact page or live chat so that you don't need to use the phone?

This course is based on my knowledge as a highly qualified elocution teacher and on my own personal experiences of having what I can only call a phone phobia.

Using the phone is still not my first choice when it comes to but I do use the phone now with hardly any stress or anxiety and this course will talk you through the processes I use to achieve this.

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How to Speak Clearly & Confidently
Only £9.99

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. There are plenty of opportunities for you to join in and repeat and try out the things I suggest. 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. You also get a free download of my ebook. Remember - you can watch it over and over again forever!  

How to give an Informative Speech

This video course will show you how to prepare your speech, how to deliver your speech whether you should stand or sit and whether you should read it or memorise it. You will also learn how to speak so that you are clearly understood. Unlike a lot of courses about public speaking there are no super insights like 'imagine your audience is naked' it teaches the basics, in simple form, of good clear speaking. Not only does this course show you how to speak your speech it also takes you through the process of writing a speech and explains how to choose what to include.

There is also an added resource of  a list of 40 suggested titles for your informative speech.

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Voice exercises to improve your speaking voice and pronunciation
Only £9.99

This course will never become outdated - it will always be essential for clear speech. 

This isn't aimed particularly at people who have English as an additional language, about 50% of my pupils over the last twenty years have  English as their first  or only language and they just want to improve their pronunciation and how they speak. Let's take a simple example – how should you pronounce the word 'our'? About 75% of people say 'are' when it should be 'hour'.

This course focuses on voice exercises for most of the vowel and consonant sounds made in English. I cover 16 vowel sounds and 23 consonant sounds as well as a few oddities of English pronunciation. I will show you how these sounds should be made, what shape your mouth should be, where your tongue should be and you will hear what they should sound like. In each lecture there is an opportunity for you to repeat the exercises after me.  Each sound has it's own lesson so you can jump around and pick on the sounds you need to improve. 

What people say about my courses

'Recommend to all speakers of the English Language who wish to improve or correct their pronunciation. The Teacher has a great way of explaining concepts and the reasons why a pronunciation should be correctly pronounced in a certain way. I like the tutor's way of teaching,which is a traditional style,that has substance and clarity. Video and Audio quality is very good.' - Shaun, Aug 2018

'I had a mumbling issue which led me to go to a speech therapist and pay £100 per session, after losing £200 and still not having a solution, I came across this course and I had quickly found the solution to my problem. Over and above that, I got a lot more out of this course, more than anything a real enlightenment as to how I speak, how that comes across and how I can improve my speech to get better outcomes out of conversations and speeches. Thank you Serena.' Reuben, Aug 2018

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.

'....explained everything professionally well and honest she gave very good useful tips and has this unique charm and engaging voice that soothes my fears of always being afraid to speak to others because they might judge me and she was thoroughly precise and to the point and she gave quite a lot of useful longevity tips for everyday use. IMPRESSIVE 5 STARS!!'  Laurie , Aug 2018

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! - Newton, Feb 2018