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How to Speak Clearly & Confidently

This course is identical to the first few lessons I would give you face to face

This 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).

Only £14.99

Voice exercises to improve your speaking voice and pronunciation
Having received great reviews this course is now on offer for only £14.99

'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 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.

Only £14.99

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Better communication for Sports Coaches

What do you, as a coach, do when you're working? You’ll probably answer ‘teach tennis’ or 'coach basketball' etc. Obviously this is true, but if you stop and think about it, the majority of your time is spent, not playing your sport, but communicating with people. Sports coaches communicate all the time.

Sports coaches have to teach in the middle of a field or a large sports hall with no chairs or whiteboards, to students who are moving around and who are being distracted by anything and everything. If you are teaching outside the wind can blow your voice away or if in a large hall the echo can swallow up your words. These sports coaches need to have exceptional communication skills if they are to produce first class athletes. Good sports coaching communication skills are vital to the success of your business.

I have written articles for various sports publications about the importance of communication for publlications world wide including 'Tennis Pro' and the International Tennis Federation Coaching and Sport Science Review.

You have to speak to parents, children, school teachers, head teachers, managers, receptionists, businesses and adult learners to name a few and amongst this list are the young, old, agile, not so agile, polite people, funny people, argumentative people and easy going people.

This course will show you how to do this. Also available with this course my ebook - 'How to get better results from your athletes - what other coaching manuals don't tell you'.

Only £9.99

How to have a conversation  - FREE

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.

FREE

Acting for all ages

If you have ever wanted to act then this course is for you. I have taught speech and drama  since 1994 and I've entered pupils for various drama  exams with LAMDA, New Era Academy and Victoria College and also helped pupils who have entered Trinity College exams. Pupils have appeared in TV series and performed Shakespeare with the Brownsea Open Air Theatre. One of my pupils was awarded the Sir Roger Moore Award for the highest Honours in Grade 8 (Gold Medal) Acting exam with the New Era Academy in 2010.

This course is full of practical advice - how to stay in character, how to use your face, how to be heard etc. The exercises give you a chance to act using all of your senses and your body. 

There are lectures towards the end about different exams, preparing for auditions, learning words and Shakespeare.

Only £9.99

How to write that poem you know is inside you

Writing poetry is a special way of using words and involves putting these words in a special order.  This course covers poetic form, rhythm and rhyme and does NOT attempt to analyse English poetry. I explain the importance of making a poem your own. We all go through different emotions during our life - some happy, some sad, some frightening, some serious and many of us find that being able to put on paper feelings that we find difficult to talk about very therapeutic. There is a closed private group where people can share their poetry with other students. I have studied poetry since the age of 10 and in my profession as a voice confidence coach I teach people how to speak poetry everyday.  This course not only explains but also has various writing exercises to help you create your poetry. 

Basil Bunting said ' Poetry, like music, is to be heard. It deals in sound - long sounds and short sounds, heavy beats and lights beats..... Poetry lies dead on the page until some voice brings it to life, just as music on the stave is no more than instructions to the player.....Poetry must be read aloud.'

I agree that poetry is much more powerful when spoken out loud so the last part of this course covers speaking your poems aloud.

Only £9.99

Improve your voice for recording online lectures

This course does NOT cover any technical aspects of recording a video - I know very little about microphones, recording software etc. If you want advice about these technical matters this course is NOT for you. Ther are plenty of other places you can learn that from. This course, will however help you to train your voice to sound interesting, even if you are teaching quite a serious and dry subject. You will learn how to make the important facts stand out, how to sound confident and clear. I will demonstrate to you that you probably speak much too quickly and much quicker than you realise. There will be opportunites during the course for you to practise what I am explaining and I will demonstrate every point during the course. Towards the end of the course I have included lectures on how to read from your notes and still look very professional, not every lecture in every instance has to be from memory, sometimes in life we need to read our notes. I will explain how to breathe to speak and how to sit and stand to enable your voice to sound better. A short course because your time is valuable.

Only £19.99

How to give an Informative Speech

This 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.

Only £9.99


How to recite 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth

This course is not an English Literature course. I have been reciting from memory and reading out lohow to read aloud  poetry for the last 50 years - I started very young! This course will show you and explain to you how to make the poetry sound interesting. How to make the importnat words stand out, how to be clear and expressive. We will not wonder why certain words were used instead of other words - we will take, almost at face value, the words on the page and make them sound convincing.

Only £9.99

Communication for Dance Teachers

Usually when we have to teach people they are sitting still, able to concentrate fully on what the teacher is saying. The teacher is also able to sit or stand still - perhaps sitting at a desk with all of their notes around them or standing at a whiteboard able to reinforce ideas with written words. Dance teachers do not have these luxuries - they have to teach in the middle of a dance studio with no chairs or whiteboards, to students who are moving around and who are listening to music. Your voice is the only tool you have.

Only £.9.99

Help your child to speak clearly

'There are many parents who want to teach their child or children to speak in English, but they do not know how to go about doing it. If you are one of these parents, this course is highly recommended to you because it contains many useful tips and sound advice on how to encourage your child to speak, not only clearly, but more. I especially like the part where the instructress guides us on how to encourage a child to speak in sentences, rather than giving one-word answers. I found that many parents and teachers who are non-native English speakers have problems in this area. They do not know how to expand a conversation and as a result of that, children do not have enough exposure to the sounds and rhythm of the language, which is crucial to mastering the language. I think this course provides the missing pieces that could help many parents and teachers to improve in this area. Thank you Ms. Greenslade, for putting this course together.' Course review by Soon Kheng, Chan

As parents we spend hours encouraging children to walk (often before they are ready), to count and to read but we rarely spend time actively encouraging them to speak clearly. I don't mean correcting how a word is pronounced, 'no, it's not oppolit, it's opposite' (a word I had trouble with as a child) I mean teaching them to speak in sentences. We assume that because we talk all day every day our children will pick it up. 

This course will show you how to help children, how to correct them, how to encourage them to speak in sentences and how to have fun with sounds. The methods used in this course can be used to help children who aare just learning to speak or older children who just lack clarity or confidence.

Only £9.99

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Don't miss out on this amazing offer....                          Would you like life time access to my 'Speak clearly and Confidently' online course? This covers all the basics and is just like having a lesson with me -  now available for just £15.00 - 30 day money back guarantee

Only £14.99

What people say.....

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!

I would like to thank you for helping me have confidence in my speech today. It is because of you I did much better than I have before when presenting as speech. I was a little shaky, but other than that my voice sounded fine and I pronounced every word slowly and with emphasis on those that I wanted people to hear! Elections are tomorrow. Without you, this would not have happened! You are an inspiration! Thank you so much, Joe from New York

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. Many of the teachers complimented him and 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