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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Positivevoice

I am now taking on new clients for 2017. If you have been thinking about developing a British Accent, there are now 4 ways to do this!

The Digital Course

The course is made up of 40 videos, a hypnotherapy audio and a manual (over 6 hours of content) and mirrors a 1-1 course that Francesca delivers via Skype. The course includes a review video, so that you can assess your progress and a hypnotherapy audio to keep you motivated and emotionally balanced.

Once you have started this course, you are welcome to book some lessons with Francesca if you would like her feedback on your progress.

Here is an extract from the manual and a video lesson on the following IPA vowel:

IPA Symbol

ə

Sound

Weak vowel. Short version of ‘er’

Spelling

Variations

a away

our colour

ar collar

re centre

er water

e garden


The mouth and tongue are relaxed for this sound. The mouth opens slightly and the focus is on the throat. A little support (so slight that you may not even notice the muscles here) is required in the lower jaw in order to bring clarity to your voice- without this, the sound might lack strength; however, the focus should be on the throat cavity, which should expand slightly to create the sound.

Contact Francesca for further details by replying to this email or call her directly: 07903 954 550

The Combined Course (Part Digital, Part 1-1)

This course is perfect for you if you are self-motivated enough to work through the digital course, but also work well 1-1. This course is made up of 135 hours via Skype and 6+ hours in the form of video lessons and includes a manual and hypnotherapy audio.

It follows the same lessons covered in the Skype Course over the same timeframe. The main difference is that you take 1 lesson of 1 hour per week, rather than the two hours required for the 25.5 hr course via Skype.

The Skype Course

25.5 hours one-to-one, via Skype over a 6 month period.

The reason this course lasts 25.5 hours and not a year is because an intensive course with daily practice is the most effective way to transform your spoken communication. After an initial assessment lesson, a plan is made, which may include the following:

  • Pronunciation of individual sounds (in the IPA index)
  • Resonance
  • Vocal Strength
  • Vocal Clarity
  • Clear Pronunciation
  • Vocal Variety
  • Vocal Tone
  • Fluid Speech
  • Rhythm
  • Word Stress
  • Sentence Stress
  • Vocal Projection
  • Sentence Structure
  • Grammar
  • Understanding muscles in the mouth
  • Daily exercises derived from speech therapy
  • Thinking on your feet
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Mindset and Motivation
After 12 weeks of  lessons twice per week, you will take a 3 month break to practice all that we have studied. I highly recommend using the digital course during this period. At the end of the self-study period, we have a final 1.5 hour catch up, so that we can have a final assessment and you can receive feedback and guidance. At this point, i would recommend continuing with some lighter practice of your own. You may wish to refer to the digital programme from time to time or re-listen to audios made during lessons.

The Jetsetters Course

This course is specifically designed for people who want exceptional results in a short space of time. Everything about this course can be tailor made to suit individual needs- location, time frame and course contents.

What makes Francesca's courses so much better than most other courses on the market is the sheer variety of methods used:

  • Guidance on the pronunciation of individual sounds
  • Warm up exercises to work on resonance
  • Warm up exercises to work out the muscles in the mouth and tongue
  • Exercises to change the voice in your head
  • Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming and coaching
  • Pictures and videos to make it visual
  • Listening exercises to work on your ear
  • Exercises on vocal variety and vocal tone to help you feel what you say and say what you feel.
"A British accent is something that you need to see, hear and feel" Francesca Gordon-Smith

To see further examples of my teaching, visit pvfran on YouTube

 fran@positivevoice.co.uk

+44 (0)7903 954 550




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