About Jade Joddle

My name is Jade Joddle and I teach about speech. Browse around my site for topics related to speaking skills and self-expression.

Accent Course Review

Here’s a review of my accent course by Margaretha in Austria. Margaretha is an intermediate level student of English…

Hi Jade Joddle, your course “Clear Up Your Accent” is absolutely helpful to get a pretty pronunciation and to avoid bad mistakes from the beginning. Even one doesn’t speak properly English in general, or is a low level (like me). In my opinion your course is very good to improve the English competence in general because the materials (videos, scripts and Bonus Lessons) offer a wide range for practice, exercises and even vocabulary training. And the whole amount of perfect and best prepared material is only £150 – a bargain price.

To join my accent course, CLICK HERE.

Jade Joddle’s Funeral

Paying respects to the old Jade Joddle and remembering her with a video tribute…

P.S. For those of you who may be concerned, this video is about a symbolic death. I am very much alive so don’t worry.

Post updated 28/05/2017 — Message of condolence from Jan B.J. in The Netherlands:

Dear survivors of Jade Joddle, This morning before I left my house I make a small donation for getting her health back on track. When I came back at home this evening I saw her funeral ceremony on you tube. I can’t believe this! I can’t believe this! She left us! This is not possible! This is for myself and many many other people a deep deep tragedy. She was so pure and honest. Every time I was happy when she had made a new video! She was a pioneer and took her job more then serious. I will ask you if you be able to buy with this money a few flowers that Jade most loved. Thank you so much for that. Could you also send my the address of the cemetery so that I can visit her grave next time when I’m in London. Dear Jade thank you so much for everything you learn me! Thank you! Thank you! I miss you!!! Rest in peace BJ I wish you all much stength with this enormous loss.

HmmEnglish! – Does This Remind You of Something?

Here’s a comparison of my YouTube channel branding to the branding of mmmEnglish. My branding has been in place for 3 years, one year before mmmEnglish even began.

Do you notice anything similar in the facial expressions and triangles in the background??? :p

This is how the YouTube copycats work: they pick little pieces here and there and piece by piece they steal your brand identity as they attempt to take you over. They even go on to make courses about getting ‘clear accents’, because of course, they have no original ideas. They can’t make anything new, only remake what has been made before. Although, I don’t really get what ‘mmm’ has to do with speaking clearly and confidently; it’s a sexual noise. She definitely did not copy the ‘mmm’ part from me, I would never choose that. Never. For her I would have choosen ‘ewwEnglish’.

YouTube: The Vile Cesspit

When I got on to YouTube 5 years ago, it was not cool. Maybe if you played computer games or did beauty, then perhaps, but definitely not if you were teaching English. All people ever used to say to me was, ‘Why don’t you teach in a normal school? / Why are you doing that? / You should do a PGSE,’ (a PGCE is a formal qualification to teach in a proper school.

Now people roll out the red carpet for YouTubers because it’s trendy and thousands upon thousands get on board every day. If you’ve got the right connections, The Times will even make a feature on you for being such an ‘innovative’ and ‘entrepreneurial’ English teacher. Of course, the feature won’t be about learning English because nobody cares about teaching English in England, but if the focus is about making money and your marketing skills, then it’s big headlines and ‘READ ALL ABOUT IT!’

What I want to get off my chest is how backstabbing the online world is. When I was a newb, I didn’t understand this and I willingly helped everyone, to my detriment. I was also into new age thinking and believed that when you help others, the world turns and the universe pays you back in kind. Well, experience taught me some rude awakenings regarding that. It taught me that predators will suck you dry unless you apply discernment regarding who you collaborate or share your knowledge with.

First I realised that people have a screen character which is not who they are in real life. Many of them play it as if they are lovely and really open to collaborate and share knowledge with you, but in reality that’s true only when you do something that benefits them. If you ask for a tiny, tiny something in return, their mask slips as you find out who you’re really dealing with–a ruthless predator. They like it all onesided, with everything going in the direction of their pocket.

During my time in the online world I’ve had some other side businesses. Therefore I know what I’m saying doesn’t only apply to the genre of teaching English. I would say that 95 percent of the people online I’ve ever dealt with in terms of collaboration have the predator aspect behind their mask. Everyone pretends they are best buddies but most of them will eat you for lunch the moment you turn your back.

The bigger somebody gets, the more warped they can become. This is because their fame makes them feel godlike.

Maybe of I wasn’t an introvert, I’d be able to schmooze and play the game, so I could climb the greasy pole faster. But I just can’t do it. I won’t and I can’t. Part of the appeal of working for myself on YouTube was to get far away from office politics and the scheming world of dog eat dog. Only later did I find out that the online world was exactly the same, only the masks people wear are thicker and harder to see at first.

But that said, there is still hope. I do very well from the online relationships I have built among the trustworthy few I’ve had the luck and privilege to connect with. I definitely don’t believe in ‘the more, the merrier’ when it comes to either creativity or business. To any introverts out there, I would say that one good online relationship counts for more than a million more false, backstabbing ones: choose your associates wisely and never give too much before you have tested the waters.