THIS BRITISH ACCENT COURSE IS YOURVOICE AND SPEECH TOOLKIT
…if you work in the legal profession and feel:
about the way you speak
that your accent is not perfect
for your presentation skills
"This English pronunciation course gives you everything you need to learn - and maintain - excellent speech".
“Why Did I Create The Voice & Speech Toolkit? “
Hi! I’m Glen McCready – TheSpeechCoach.pro. For over 20 years I have worked as a professional actor, presenter and voiceover artist.
In recent years, more and more people have been asking me to coach them, because they feel the way they speak has been holding them back and limiting their chances, both professionally and personally.
Those people include lawyers, doctors, TV broadcasters, actors, executives, public speakers – people from all over the world, of all nationalities – who, just like you, simply wanted to make their spoken English as good and effective as possible.
Now it’s time to share my knowledge online – The Voice & Speech Toolkit is a course of 5 webinars, with 5-7 lessons each.
The lessons become available every few days, so you have time to learn and practise each one – then you keep them forever.
My Longman Pronunciation Dictionary includes a sound file of every entry in the dictionary – nearly 100,000 words and phrases.
Glen McCready demonstrated that he had been well trained phonetically, and could follow the phonetic transcriptions accurately. He was fully competent to achieve what we needed; his skills as a voice teacher are underpinned by a solid training in phonetics.
(If you are searching for a British accent dictionary, you can find the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary here on Amazon UK.)
Glen is the best kind of teacher – passionate and enthusiastic, and he also knows his subject inside out. He really cares about the spoken word and he really cares about the people he teaches. Learning from him was easy; now, instead of feeling lost and at sea, I feel confident and raring to go. Glen is a master of the spoken word, and a wonderful teacher.
Are you interested in:
Perfecting your neutral British English accent
Correcting a speech impediment
Improving your presentation skills
Boosting your confidence for public speaking
Glen’s Speech Coaching Biography
An honours graduate of the celebrated Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art (1906-2006), Glen trained in voice and speech under Michael Griffiths, Caryll Ziegler and Stewart Pearce (Head of Voice at Webber and later Master of Voice at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for Mark Rylance).
Glen was Webber’s Acting Head of Voice for a time and then subsequently established his own Voice Department at The London Drama School. He works almost full-time as an actor and voice artist – but when time allows he loves the chance to return to voice and speech training.
In addition to his numerous acting students, Glen has coached celebrities, CEOs, newsreaders, presenters, GPs and lawyers. His great passion is accent modification. Not, he stresses, the “removal” of a person’s often unique and beautiful native accent, but rather, teaching an additional, neutral and more universal British English accent which can be adopted whenever required.
His goal: for his students to be able to move back and forth between accents as easily as Richard Burton would move from his native Welsh language or accent to a clear, expressive and muscular classical RP.
Glen teaches all aspects of voice and speech, he can work to correct speech faults and can help actors acquire new accents. He is fluent in phonetics (the IPA or International Phonetic Alphabet) which is why he was one of the voices selected to record the guide pronunciations for the “Longman Pronunciation Dictionary” working with its editor Professor J C Wells.
His strangest and most tricky assignment to date was as the on-set “linguist” for the haunting BBC TV promo announcing Kathy Beale’s return to “EastEnders”. Glen had to teach the actress Gillian Taylforth to speak backwards! He says:
“I started by phonetically reversing the script and then worked out how to speed it up and then teach it quickly and simply. I tested the results by recording the reversed dialogue and then playing it backwards. With Gillian’s original voice-over recording as a reference, I kept working and re-working the reversed dialogue until it was as fluent and smooth backwards as it was forwards… the results – shot in just one day – were very impressive!”