Clear Speech, Accent

Clear Speech

Clear speech facilitates clear communication.  Several factors contribute to speech clarity, including:

  • appropriate volume
  • lip and tongue muscularity
  • precision of sound formation
  • posture

This work is not about changing the character of a person’s voice but of developing technique for ongoing clear communication.

“Laura has been an amazing teacher and has helped me to speak with greater confidence and clarity.  Her friendly manner and skilful techniques make the classes very enjoyable and productive.”  GW, Canterbury, Company Director.

 “Thank you, Laura, so much!  I’m so glad I had lessons with you as they completely changed my belief in what I could achieve:  no longer scared of public speaking!  Thanks again.”  S.C,  DipCNM mBANT Nutritional Therapist.


For clients wishing to soften an accent or develop standard English pronunciation, an understanding of lip and tongue placement for the creation of specific vowels and consonants is essential.  Accent work also involves the development of appropriate rhythm and stress.


“Laura has an exceptional ability to bring awareness to the elements of speech that differentiate an accent and with patience, humour and skill provides you with the complete toolset to be able address them. The classes were some of the most effective and enjoyable sessions I have participated in and I am now fully equipped to address the aspects of my accent that had struggled with. I am delighted with what I have learned and I can’t recommend Laura’s classes highly enough.” M.F. University Of Nottingham