Meaning of a Lump in the Throat: Globus Hystericus

An intuitive perspective regarding the sensation of something being caught in the throat. This can feel like a constriction and there can be difficulty swallowing. Also known as globus hystericus / globus pharyngis.

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‘Thanks for Everything’: Feedback on my Accent Course

I received a review of my accent course from Alex who is learning the Estuary English accent (so that he doesn’t sound like he is from any particular social class but somewhere in-between). Here’s what he had to say…


My name is Alex and I am from the Netherlands.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating your accent training course.
For years I have been trying to get the […]

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Jade Joddle Speech Biography

BIOGRAPHY – My Journey

I am not a naturally gifted speaker but I am someone who has worked extremely hard to get where I am today. I consider speech to be both my greatest weakness and my biggest strength in life. When I was a child mutism was a big issue for me; I couldn’t talk even if I wanted to in situations where I felt uncomfortable or shy. In fact, I do still suffer […]

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How Not to Be Nervous: Public Speaking

I used to get really nervous in public speaking situations and would freeze forgetting what to say. That doesn’t happen to me anymore; here are my top tips for doing your best when giving a speech.

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More Than an Accent Course

Here’s a review by Eleni who joined my accent course a couple of months ago. Eleni didn’t need accent training to get a British accent but she did want to improve the tone and expression of her way of speaking.

Eleni’s Review

I grew up in a Greek-speaking home, in New York City, in Queens. Yes, you can understand that my speaking voice could use some refinement.

In the summer of 2016, I joined the Thomson-Reuters […]

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My Story as a Speaker: Speech at the University of Hull

Jade Joddle is a YouTube Speaking Skills Specialist. Not a naturally gifted speaker, Jade who has Asperger’s Syndrome, has had to battle her personal speech difficulties on the way to gathering her half a million subscribers. Jade’s message is that if she can learn to speak, you can do it too!

This talk was recording at Hull Public Speaking Society at the University of Hull.

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What to Do If Your Interview Goes Really Wrong!

Did you ever have an important interview, presentation or speech to give that went wrong in a big way? What to do if it all goes wrong and you’re left embarrassed in front of a crowd of people or large audience.

This video was inspired by the viral video ‘The Funniest Video of The Year’ in which Professor Robert Kelly’s interview on BBC News gets interrupted by his kids causing chaos.

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How Expressing Herself Changed Venus Angelic

I’m sharing this video by Venus Angelic because she talks about the impact that making YouTube videos (self-expression) has had on her over 7 years. Compared to how she was before, Venus is now able to reach out beyond her inner world to connect with people and to be less isolated. One of the more recent lessons she has learned is also to express what she really thinks instead of seeking to please others. Venus […]

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Best Way to Give and Receive Compliments

Are you awkward about giving compliments and receiving compliments? Do you either say nothing or brush them off? Here are my tips about when to give compliments and what to say.

I talk about the importance of giving genuine compliments and about how some people use compliments as a means of being influential. Follow my tips and you won’t feel awkward next time you give or receive a compliment!

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This Is Me!

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/L/ and /R/ Pronunciation: The Thai Way!

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Voice Coaching Chris and Ciara – Radio Interview

A fun interview about the voice, breathing and learning an English accent with ‘The Chris & Ciara show’ on RTÉ Irish Radio:



 

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Scottish Lift Voice Recognition Error

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I (Heart) Chinese Obama

Enough said…

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What I Really Think of the R.P. Accent (honestly this time…)

When I make videos about the R.P. (Received Pronunciation) accent, people tend to get upset. I think that’s because some people feel like I am being critical of the way they have learnt to speak English – but is that really so? Or am I just observing subtle realities in language and the voice that the great majority of people cannot hear themselves?

In 2013 I made lots of videos about the R.P. accent that […]

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