The British are known across the world for speaking with a clear and precise accent (otherwise known as Received Pronunciation or R.P.). To be able to speak with a clear British English accent it is first necessary to develop and strengthen the facial muscles at the side of the mouth. Once you have trained up these muscles by doing the speech training exercise I demonstrate in the video, you too will be able to […]
Accents of the USA
Perdita Lawton voice over artist gives us some tips, tricks and phrases to speak as characters with American accents…
New York Bronx Accent – to sound like you’re from the Bronx say ‘coffee’ as many times as possible while eating a bagel.
Standard American Accent (East Coast) – try saying, ‘I’ll get a cheeseburger and fries’ or ‘I love cheeseburger and fries’. **Calm down we’re only joking. 😉
Jade’s Lisping American Nerd Accent- don’t […]
Get a Grounded, Richly Resonant Voice
To set free your inner voice try this voice training exercise from the Method School of Acting, which would have been practised by actors like Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. The idea of this exercise is to develop a voice that is deeply grounded in the body, carrying with it a deep, powerful resonance. A grounded voice voice is rich and deep – that’s very different to a voice that resonates in the […]
What to Say to a Beautiful Woman
According to dating expert Bear, picking up hot chicks is a piece of cake. Follow his dating advice and see how yourself how easy it can be to get hot chicks.
Step One – Find The Honeys
Be constantly on the look out for beautiful women
Step Two – Impress Them
Don’t beat around the bush with your beautiful lady. Make an instant invitation to her so that she is impressed by […]
Being Present in Conversation
The reason we often fail to have great conversations is that we don’t really listen to each other. Benjamin shows us that the secret to great conversation is in establishing the right flow between being active and passive. To symbolise the flow of great conversation Benjamin shares with us a tai chi exercise in which the breath flows into the body and out again in the shape of a circle.
When we […]
Practical Vocal Training Exercise to Get a Raspy Voice
Some people are born with sexy voices, while other people must learn how to fake it. By doing this exercise you can enhance the sexiness of your voice by bringing out its throaty vibrations. Do the exercise to temporarily change your voice so that it has a raspy quality to it.
The Frog – to do this exercise make the noise of the frog in your throat. […]
3 Bad Conversation Habits
To make a good impression and communicate effectively, you must avoid 3 bad conversation habits. The 3 bad habits are very common and if you are honest with yourself, you may find that you are sometimes guilty of them when talking to your friends. Avoid these habits and you will be sure to have stronger and more positive relationships in your life.
1. Don’t be nosey – Nosey people ask the wrong […]
Common anxieties about conversation are nerves and feeling as if you don’t know what to talk about. If you follow these three conversational principles, it will help you overcome social fears about having a conversation.
Rule Number 1 – Keep it Simple
People often put themselves under a lot of pressure to have intelligent and original conversations, which only leads to increased anxiety and feelings of unworthiness. In fact, most conversation is neither intelligent nor useful. […]
10 Signs you are an Introvert
Maybe you think that being an introvert is a bad thing? That’s because most people just think it means to be shy and awkward. However, this is not what it means to be introverted.
Introverts get their energy from spending time alone in their thoughts. Extroverts on the other hand are energised by spending time around people.
Sign 1 – You prefer to hang out with just one person at a […]
Master the Rhythm of English to Speak English Well
Many people find it difficult to understand the concept of rhythm when learning English, but actually it’s a lot more simple than it seems at first. There is a secret to understanding the rhythm of English, which I’m about to reveal to you.
That secret is iambic pentameter – de dum, de dum, de dum, de dum, de dum.
It’s amazingly simple and that’s all you really need […]
The Worst Things Tourists Do in London
This video is about what not to do in London as a tourist and how to make sure you do not waste your money.
The centre of London is an expensive place and there are a lot of ‘tourist traps’ designed to take advantage of tourists. People are not used to exchange rates and do not know how much things costs in England, so often they will pay too […]
Sharing ‘Four-Eyes’ Experience With You
This is an English listening practice video based around the subject of my glasses and the journey I have had with them throughout my life. Learn new words and expressions for upper-intermediate students of English. I have worn glasses since I was 11 years old. I thought it was normal to see the world as a blur before I got them. I remember how amazing it was to […]