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Free Tips for Clear Diction

16th Dec 2014

What is clear diction and why is it important?

It is the ability to speak clearly so people listening can hear and understand you easily. An excellent skill for anyone, no matter what age, sex, race or language you are speaking. The same rules apply to everyone.

These tips will help make sure your speech is clear and easy to understand for those listening.

The four steps are:

  • Practise exercies to relax your tongue
  • Make sure you know the correct position your tongue should be in
  • Relax your jaw to allow your mouth to open
  • Open your mouth wide enough to let the words come out

If your facial muscles aren’t relaxed or fit enough you need exercises to help with this.
If you don’t know the correct position your tongue should be in, you need to learn the techniques to help.

All of my training programmes have a comprehensive guide to show you how to do it. This can easily be achieved on line. Set up a time now to find out how: miriam@sayitclearly.co.nz

Merry Christmas!

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Speaking English Clearly

13th May 2014

“I have had a better reception when speaking English as I have trained to articulate each word in the whole sentence. The warm up exercises are also very important to say English clearly. I’m very appreciative for Miriam’s patience, coaching and professionalism” Tony (Shanghai) March 2014

Once you decide which training option best suits your learning style you can start training immediately. If learning at your own pace, at a time and place that you are most comfortable with then the e-learning programme is for you. You decide where and when you will learn the techniques and practise the exercises so you can speak English with more clarity and confidence. This will enhance your business prospects, job options and your personal life.

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Drama classes helped Lorde gain confidence

18th Apr 2014

The Sunday Star Times reported on February 16 2014 that Lorde’s mother credits drama classes to giving her daugher Ella Yelich-O’Connor (or Lorde to just about everyone) confidence. “Drama classes definitely, absolutely and undeniable increase confidence” said Sonya Yelich.

Drama embraces all eight intelligences and not only gives children confidence but it opens up their thinking skills in all areas which is extremely beneficial for brain development. 

Say It Clearly speech and drama classes includes not only learning dramatic skills but also voice development for performing. We work on poetry recital and prose and as the students get older theory behind voice development and drama.

We run classes during the school term and in the school holidays programmes that also include singing, which is run by Alice Fraser, Southland’s Entertainer of the Year (2013). We are on Facebook Speak Up Sing Out.

Contact Miriam for more information.

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