ElocutionNovember 18, 2022 2022-12-08 21:22
the skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation.
You want to build confidence
You want to develop conviction
What are elocution lessons?
Simply put, elocution lessons are designed to equip you with the necessary skills and tools to speak with clarity, confidence and conviction. We are now beyond the years of forcing individuals to speak a certain way, and as the UK’s leading elocution focused company, we have been working hard to debunk many of the myths that are attached to the name.
Articulation is the formation of clear and distinct sounds within speech, diction relates to the choice and use of words, while pronunciation is defined as the way a word is said. All of these elements can affect your speech, and through elocution lessons, your articulation will become more defined, your diction will become clearer and pronunciation of words will be corrected.
Whether your an international client or UK based, you may wish to reduce your accent to what is commonly known as Received Pronunciation (RP). Through accent reduction classes, you will begin to learn the different sounds and techniques required to reduce your accent.
Public Speaking & Communication Skills
Ever felt nervous before doing a speech at work? Ever had a dry throat as you practice your best man’s speech? Public speaking is the act of performing or presenting a speech to an audience (small or large), whilst communication skills cover conversational technique. Through elocution lessons, you will learn the different skills and techniques required to present speeches effectively, while also discovering how to present yourself in one-to-one situations.
The above are just some examples of how taking elocution lessons can you help you grow as a person and develop life-long skills to support both your personal and work endeavors. Although every client is different in their history, feelings and goals, we have found from talking to thousands of people across the world that the majority will go through the following stages prior to contacting us for help:
There’s a block, that has existed for a number of years (or even decades), living deep inside your brain. In fact, so much so, you may have ignored it or been unaware of it’s existence with no means to fight it.
On the outside, you may struggle to be understood by colleagues, fail to secure the deal in a sale or simply point-blank refuse to engage in speaking.
Inside, you may feel anxious, struggle to feel comfortable or even lose hope because of your speech.
You’re not the only person to feel this way, and you’re not the only person who SHOULDN’T have to feel this way.
The process to work with us is quick and easy. Depending on availability, you can go from applying to enrolling in a matter of days.
Build on a decade of experience, the Percy-Smith Method™ is a combined approach involving speech technique, psychological development and regular coaching contact.