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Speech Therapy for Children aged 5 - 7 and 8 - 18
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This course helps young adolescents to develop their voice whilst eliminating any speech impediments. The course was devised on the basis of using drama exercises (as a template), because I dealt with a lot of students who don’t understand what is expected of them when correcting voice. When using drama exercises this helps them to understand (in laymen’s terms) all elements which constitutes correct speech. The exercises in the course focuses on combining an arrangement of concepts, which will help them, achieve great results.   Some Common Speech Disorders: Stuttering - interferes with fluent speech, Cluttering - makes speech difficult to understand, Articulation Disorders - lisping, cleft palate, Dysarthria - Paralysis, weakness or generally poor coordination of the muscles of the mouth, Speech Sound Disorder - Omissions, Substitutions, Distortions, Phonation Disorder - hoarse, raspy, or pitch changes, Resonance Disorders - Hypernasality and Hyponasality. I have had a lot of success with this course...I look forward to hearing from you soon!

R3,045.00 ZAR

BECOME A CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR TODAY!
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The Biebie Productions  Elocution & Accent Reduction Course  caters to your unique communication needs. Your voice is your tool and you will be taught how to project yourself in a more confident manner, speaking with precision, charm, self-control and influence. Biebie changes lives whilst training winners! BENEFITS: Greater confidence, clarity and influence when speaking in public,  business and social situations Better Communication and engagement with people at conferences, meetings, Retail (sales) and or on the telephone Assist in scholars learning the TEFL course Greater awareness of HOW to use the voice effectively (vocal presence) 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 (pronunciation) in a neutral accent helping you reach your potential and goals.

R3,045.00 ZAR

Presentation Training for Public Speaking
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With the completion of this course, I empower Professionals to deliver with confidence, authority and impact. Public speaking is fundamental to success in professional and public life. Presentation training helps people create simple, clear and compelling presentations which can be delivered effectively, whatever the situation. This course also aids anyone presenting documentaries, and charity events. Course outline: Voice Control – establishing an adequate breathing to improve quality of voice; Stage Presence – X-factor; Pitch & Resonance; Tone – what tone to use in your speech; Body Language – hands, posture; Delivery – modulation, controlling the voice - inflection; Articulation = Diction; Enunciation = Vowels; Audience relationship – what is the bottom line?, connect and interact; Ice Breakers Apply assertive verbal skills to capture and maintain audience interest Managing Public Speaking Anxiety;    Using humour Understanding the various types of speeches and how to prepare, practice and analyze Types of speeches: Acceptance, Charity, Christmas, Demonstrative, Descriptive, Entertaining, Eulogies/Memorials, Impromptu, Informative, Inspirational, Layout, Motivational, Narrative, New Year, Persuasive, Retirement/Farewell, Team, Thank you.

R800.00 ZAR

Email Etiquette Skills
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Email is currently the most used communication channel in the business environment. Email etiquette encompasses a set of rules indicating effective, proper and polite ways to behave when using email to communicate. This workshop will teach you the rules regarding how messages should look and what they should contain. Outcomes: Employ effective email etiquette Reply to emails according to organisational standards Learn to structure an email Understanding what an email should contain Course Outline: Lesson 1: Understanding email etiquette Why send an email? What is email etiquette? Formal Email? Informal email? Lesson 2: Email Form Subject line Salutations & Closings Font Paragraph spacing Signature Lesson 3: Email Content Writing Style Tone and Punctuation Enumerations Emoticons Attachments Lesson 4: Replying to emails Reply, Reply All, Forward Response Time Auto-reply Lesson 5: Specific Situations Emailing customers & colleagues Lesson 6: Common Mistakes Various Content types: cordial, personal, emotional, crowded, informal. Mistakes Lesson 7: Practice session Practice everything learned.

R3,045.00 ZAR

AMERICAN ACCENT COURSE
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I developed this course, because I found that many students/artists find it difficult to understand how to produce an American accent which sounds “natural” and not too “over the top”. This course focuses on establishing a neutral American sounding voice, one which is similar in form with New York American Speech. I have trained many actors seeking to broaden their Accent Skills so as to work abroad.   Benefits: Increased Confidence Career Advancement Leadership Opportunities Positive social interactions More credibility   Students Learn: Vowel sounds; Monophthongs, Diphthongs, Triphthongs; Articulation of vowel sounds; Vowel pronunciation; Breaking down vowel sounds; Consonant pronunciation; Tone, Textual analysis on practice material, Modulation and Verbal Dynamics. Duration: 11 weeks @ 1hr per week

R3,045.00 ZAR

Learn how to speak and sound like a woman!
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So, how does speech therapy work for someone who’s transitioning? What does it involve? You come once a week, sometimes twice a week if you're really eager to speed things up, and you do different vocal exercises. Pitch is one of the most important markers. Men on average speak at 110-120 [Hertz], gender neutral is 145-165, and women are 210-220. In most cases the goal is to try to get to gender neutral, which basically means that if you called somebody on the phone, and they speak in what’s known as the gender neutral pitch, you probably wouldn't be able to tell if they were a man or a woman. So that’s the first piece, but along with that, they have to learn other things, like posture and speech intonation. Speech intonation is how much your voice goes up and down in a sentence. Men tend to speak in a very monotone, even tone. Women speak in many, many different pitches; as they speak they go up and down, they go high, they go low. So that’s really important–a person who’s transitioning needs to learn how to use that range in their voice. They also practice moving the resonance of their voice up higher. Men speak in their chests. If you’re a man and you say a word, if you put your hand on your chest you’ll feel a vibration. If you’re a woman, you speak in your face. So that’s another thing they try to work on—they move that resonance from deep in their bodies higher up. Another thing is women speak more precisely. They enunciate their words. Men don’t do that as well, so men actually have to learn to articulate their words more precisely to sound like a believable woman. Volume will also be something to look at as a man will just speak with greater volume—so he’ll speak louder—and a woman will tend to speak higher, tend to raise her pitch higher. The problem with just going with pitch, even though it’s a very important m

R600.00 ZAR

Learn HOW to SING correctly!
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Singing is about producing musical sounds using the voice which augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, thus utilising a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist .</s tro ng> As a singer/vocalist you perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment using a musical instrument/s. The art of singing can be done in a formal or informal, arranged or improvised setting. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction and regular practice of the singing muscles to become more clear and strong.  My focus is on teaching you: posture, breathing (various techniques), warming up the voice and cooling down the voice after singing, vocal placement (singing from the diaphragm and not the throat), resonance: pharyngeal usage phonology/articulation crispness & clarity: American, English & South African tension removal: laryngeal developing range, tone & power how to interpret a song vocally and visually, building confidence, developing your own style, connecting mind set with technical ability understanding vocal health, Various exercises to help in building stamina, agility, ear training, etc Building your repertoire   DURATION: 45mins (per week) consisting of warming up, enhancing muscle stamina & working         & nbsp ;        & amp; nbsp;   on your song of choice.   Arno Tietz-Geldenhuys   recommends  Biebie Productions . I had no confidence in in singing my songs. I k

R3,045.00 ZAR

Accent Reduction Course neutralizes your Accent
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This course was developed on the basis of helping different ethnic groups to reduce their heavy accents. If you are looking to improve your job status, then this course can help you do so. Communication is key in any business venture and personal life. This course helps you to create a parallel in every aspect of your life. I have been running this course for 11 years and continue to have success upon success.  I have successfully reduced accents such as: Collard, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Cameroon, Zimbabwean, Zambian, Russian, Malawian, Madagascar, Afrikaans, French; English (England), American, Chinese, Taiwanese, Italian, Spanish, Rwanda etc. Allow me to help you achieve your goals with superb neutralizing communication skills!  

R3,045.00 ZAR

Are you struggling with an Articulation Disorder?
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This is a speech disorder involving difficulties in articulating specific types of sounds. Articulation disorders often involve substitution of one sound for another, slurring of speech, or indistinct speech. This hampers you being able to communicate, get your message across and even inhibiting you form getting that sought after promotion. I will be able to provide treatment that will eliminate the disorder. I have had numerous success stories in the 11yrs of presenting this course.

R1,440.00 ZAR

Telephone Etiquette Skills
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This workshop will help you learn the various skills and techniques when answering the phone, listening to clients, users, supporters and colleagues. It will help you understand their needs so that you can provide what they want, when they want it. Workshop Outline:   Understanding your role as representative of your company. Responding to callers with the appropriate greeting and correct phone voice. Handling incoming and outgoing calls - structuring Calls, Phone Messaging, Voicemail Messages and Call-to-Actions. Telephone jargon and alternative dialogue. Dealing with complaints and angry customers. Barriers and bridges to communication.