Elocution/Accent Reduction Course - Cape Town

Monday, 24 April 2017

Item details

City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Offer type: Offer
Price: R 2,900

Contacts

Contact name Barbara
Phone 0846254104

Item description

Elocution is speaking in a polished and professional way. Accent Reduction is when you reduce your current accent (Colored, African, Afrikaans, European, etc.) so that you can sound more neutral English like what you hear in South Africa. The course makes you aware of the sound system (or phonology) of a language or dialect: which include identifying problems in the person's current speech from the desired accent (such as pronunciation, speech patterns, and speech habits), changing the way one uses the mouth, teeth, and tongue to form vowel and consonant sounds, modifying one's intonation and stress patterns, and changing one's rhythm. Using this method, individuals trying to help their communication; will learn how to alter their speech to more closely resemble the accent of neutral English commonly used in SA and abroad, thus enhancing the clarity of their communication within the workplace.
Benefits
•Greater confidence when speaking in public, business and social situations
•Better Communication with people at conferences, meetings and or on the telephone
•Greater awareness of how to use the voice effectively
•Professionalize the way you speak
•Improved results when you need to get your ideas across
•Elocution Techniques to control and project your voice
•A reduction of any specific features of voice including a regional or national accent
•Clear speech and diction in a neutral accent helping you reach your potential and goals.
Course Outline
•How to develop your voice using posture, relaxation + breathing
•Neutralizing any accent – resonance, pitch + tone
•Eliminating any/all speech faults – stuttering, mumbling
•Birth defects such as cleft palate/ cleft lip
•Strengthening weak oral muscles
•Reducing any accent: Collard, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Zimbabwean
Afrikaans, French; English (England), American etc.
•Communication skills in a private, public and corporate setting
•Public Speaking and confidence building
•Maximizing your vocal capacity giving you versatility and dynamics
when Speaking
•You will have better diction and clarity – articulation and
enunciation
•Switch board, private and public sector and corporate sector
answering (phones), Front of house sales, etc
•You will learn how to gain confidence in speech within your
working Environment – verbal dynamics
•SWOT analysis
•Understanding your strengths and weaknesses and developing positive
affirmations
•Overcoming all threats (fear, failure, criticisms etc.).