Speak on camera, teaching or presenting, with confidence,
What you'll learn
- You will enjoy speaking about your topic with confidence and enthusiasm
- You will be more easily understood on camera and will know how to make the interesting facts easily stand out
- You will sound confident and enjoy being in front of the camera
- You will know how to breathe to speak more easily and how stand or sit to improve your voice quality
- Basic spoken English skills
- A desire to improve your speaking voice for videos and to make what you say sound interesting
Unfortunately today many people are having to work online. You may be a teacher or lecturer or perhaps a business person having to conduct all of your work online using Skype or Zoom or similar.
You may be the top expert in your subject area but if your listeners cannot understand you or hear you clearly they will never know how brilliant you are and you will not get the recognition you deserve.
Sound brilliant and confident on camera even if you feel uncomfortable and awkward at the thought of it.
'Very quick and simple course with lots of great advice on how to speak well for video, podcasts, public speaking, and more.' Nicholas
'Really useful information about presenting a course. I was worried about my voice on video but feel a lot more confident now. Good teacher. Thank you' Maria
Don't be intimidated by the camera.
Using your voice for online lectures whether it be Udemy or one of the other platforms is a skill anyone can learn. This course does NOT cover any technical aspects of recording a video - I know very little about microphones, recording software etc. If you want advice about these technical matters this course is NOT for you. There are plenty of other places you can learn that from.
This course, will however help you to train your voice to sound interesting on camera. You will learn how to make the important facts stand out, how to sound confident and clear. You may not like the sound of your own voice but with this course you will learn how to love it. You will sound and look confident on screen.
This is a relatively short course because your time is valuable and you have lectures and presentations to prepare. I can do it in this short space of time because I've been teaching since 1994 and I know what you need to know!
As well as teaching you to be technically correct - saying ends of words, opening your mouth wide enough for the sound to get out and speaking slowly enough for your listener to take in what you have said, I will also show you how to sound interesting. If you don't sound excited about your course and topic how can you expect your pupils to be interested?
I will demonstrate to you that you probably speak much too quickly and much quicker than you realise. There will be opportunites during the course for you to practise what I am explaining and I will demonstrate every point during the course. Towards the end of the course I have included lectures on how to read from your notes and still look very professional, not every lecture in every instance has to be from memory, sometimes in life we need to read our notes.
I will explain how to breathe to speak and how to sit and stand to enable your voice to sound better.
Improve your videos today, enrol now and sound like the expert you know you are.
Includes my 56 page ebook ' How to overcome speaking anxiety'
Who this course is for:
- Teachers /lecturers/ business people having to work online with Zoom etc.
- Anyone who wants to sound confident and interesting when presenting an online video/lecture
- People who may be experts in their field but lack confidence when talking about that expertise
- Experts who mumble by speaking too quickly or too quietly or both
- Experts who hesitate when they are in front of a camera even though they know their subject inside out
- Anyone who has recorded lectures and when they watch them back feel they lack that sparkle
Serena Greenslade is an experienced speech confidence coach from Dorset, UK and she now lives in central Portugal. Serena qualified in 1994 (A.N.E.A.) as an elocution teacher and since then has taught lecturers at Universities, trainee doctors for the NHS, sports coaches, business people, telephone sales personnel, children, health care workers, stroke victims and staff at national charities. Serena specializes in one to one private lessons for children and adults and workshops for businesses. In June 2014 she gained her Fellowship, F.V.C.M.(Hons).
Serena says 'I know how it feels to be uncertain and frightened about speaking.' She is now qualified to the highest level (Fellowship and Associateship) and is able to help you improve your speaking skills. She lives in jeans, laughs a lot and has a hint of a Dorset accent when not teaching but Serena is passionate about her work and incredibly serious (with a huge smile) when it comes to teaching her clients to sound confident.
When Serena was about ten, her school had a parents evening where the parents go along and chat to the teachers to find out how their children are getting on. During the course of the conversation with her mum, the teacher told her that Serena seemed happy enough but that he couldn't remember speaking to her during the year! Serena was an incredibly shy girl.
As a result of this Serena's mum took her to elocution lessons.
These lessons gave Serena confidence but didn't change the way she sounds, 'I still have a Dorset accent (although when I teach I lose it) and I strongly believe we shouldn't all sound the same'.
Serena was still a very shy girl but knew how to speak when she had to. At her senior school, the different classes used to take it in turns to participate in the morning assemblies. She had a very elderly Maths teacher who claimed that the only time he could hear the assembly was when Serena did a reading. In return for this she was excused Maths tests in his class. Luckily her maths didn't suffer – Serena went on to pass 'A' level Maths.
In 1979 Serena obtained a degree in Law and Economics and went on to become a trainee accountant - for all of 12 weeks. Sitting in an office all day was not for her. Luckily she decided to return to what she enjoyed doing and in 1994 qualified (A.N.E.A.) as an elocution teacher. In 2014 she obtained her Fellowship with Honours from Victoria College (F.V.C.M.)
In addition to publishing her own books, Serena has written an academic paper in Voice and Speech Review April 2015.
Serena has also written articles in many publications including Dance Studio Life July 2015, The Lady Magazine in Sept 2014, ISTD Dance magazine in Jan 2014, PTR Tennis Pro in April 2007, The International Tennis Federation Coaching and Sport Science Review in Dec 2002 and Dance Expression Magazine in Dec 2001.
Serena has also taught students who have appeared in television series and who have won national awards for their acting.
Serena looks forward to teaching you. As she says, 'Enjoy Speaking'