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Learn how to develop a British accent in 1 minute

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Positivevoice

When teaching British accent coaching, i constantly re-iterate how important it is to PRACTICE. With this in mind, i have been creating regular, short, easy to digest video posts on Instagram. If you're not on Instagram, please don't fret because i have been sharing these videos all over the place. If you follow me on Facebook, you can find them on my Positive Voice page:

Here is today's 1 minute post. Watch it and practice:

Positive Voice: Pronunciation Tricks

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017 by Positivevoice

The above photograph demonstrates the mouth position for the consonant sound 'w'. It demonstrates very well how to position the lips to produce this sound. What it doesn't teach is what to do next and how to move from this consonant and through the rest of the word... All is revealed in my recent video for Instagram:

Pronunciation of the consonant sound 'w' #BritishAccentCoaching

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British accent training and why little and often is best

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 by Positivevoice

In the photo above (taken today), i demonstrate one of the many vocal warm up exercises that i am currently using to help my clients speak with more clarity. If you would like to learn more, look no further than my recent videos (60 seconds long) posted on Instagram, and shared below.

You may be wondering whether 60 seconds is long enough to learn anything. Find out for yourself. Please remember that daily practice is key to your success when it comes to transforming your speech. In order to speak with clarity, you need to train the muscles in your mouth to do so, which requires repeated training. Even i benefit from these exercises (particularly first thing in the morning when i wake up with a croaky voice).

When to pronounce the consonant sound 't':

Consonant sound 't' continued:

How to pronounce the 'L' sound:

HOW to pronounce L in British English in 60 seconds #BritishAccentCoaching

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