London Speech Workshop courses have successfully helped people from all over the globe communicate more effectively in English. Read some of our clients’ testimonials below to see how we’ve transformed the way they communicate.
"The impact for me, in terms of my life, has been quite profound. It's given me a huge amount of confidence in terms of how I speak. I enjoy speaking now at meetings, and I am very much able to communicate in any situation really."
"After each session it was incredibly empowering. This has had such a huge impact on my life and my career. I can see a huge difference, in that I am more confident in these meetings that always scared me. It changes the conversation and I think it changes how you're perceived by the person you're speaking to."
"My experience with London Speech workshop was amazing. We need to be able to communicate consistently, because we are delivering messages to people who we didn't think were listening. I am now a more confident person., I actually enjoy talking now, whereas I didn't really before. It's changed my life in a very positive way.
“I greatly believe that the tools I am learning through this course will make a great impact in my future and career.”
Chinweike Paul Ezeokafor, Durham University Student
“My journey with the London Speech Workshop has been incredibly enjoyable and great. I feel quite sad now that it’s drawing to a close as I have one remaining session with Jo. On the bright side, I have gained a great amount of knowledge and have been empowered even beyond my imagination! I feel a lot more confident in my speech and I personally believe that some of the skills learnt here will come in handy in creating the best first impression in interviews for internships in the future! I think the most noticeable improvement has been the great boost in my confidence when speaking to people. Before I avoided conversations and dreaded speaking in public for fear I would be misunderstood. The tools I have learnt through this course such as how to sound authentic and pausing after a front seat word have really boosted my confidence and make me look forward to speaking, something my former self would find bizarre! The new ways of enunciating my vowels have really empowered me and helped me see what had been causing those misunderstandings all along and the keys to overcoming them.”
Before and after his 10-session Effective Communication & Accent Softening course, Chinweike recorded an extract from Cinderella, to track his improvement. Have a listen here:
“It’s the highly-tailored approach as well as receiving feedback on a regular basis that really helps.”
Marianna Dadejova, Dental Nurse, NHS
Fed up with the assumptions people made about her background, Marianna sought London Speech Workshop’s help to neutralise her accent. “‘Are you Polish?’ was one I often heard,” says Marianna who is in fact Slovakian. “People automatically judged and categorised me,” she continues, having found this more of a problem socially than professionally.
Marianna’s taster session revealed how the problem was being compounded by the bad habits she was picking up from locals. “I was steadily acquiring an Essex accent without even realising and I needed this to be pointed out to me,” she continues. Other unexpected benefits from the course included the marked improvement to her vocabulary.
“I love the flexibility involved in arranging my sessions,” says Marianna “It’s the highly-tailored approach as well as receiving feedback on a regular basis that really helps,” she concludes.
“I’m always left feeling elated and alive”
Gosia Sztandera, L & D Specialist, Oil & Gas
Seeking a new job and greater challenges, Gosia, originally from Poland, found herself repeatedly down to the last two candidates at interviews but never got the job. “I kept wondering what the reason was for this,’” says Gosia who felt that something was missing from employer feedback. “I was leaving interviews feeling that I hadn’t connected with my interviewers—they weren’t nodding while I was speaking to them,” she continues. It was time for help.
Based on the positive feedback from alumni on the London Speech Workshop website, Gosia decided “within a second” to sign up to the course. “I liked the flexible approach,” she says. “When I told Gilly, my coach, that I had an interview in two days, she completely shifted her approach; we didn’t follow the programme and instead focused exclusively on interview techniques.” Gosia noticed an immediate improvement. “I suddenly felt equipped—I had new skills that I could implement not just in interviews but in my daily life.”
To fit with her schedule, Gosia had to book evening sessions and would often come along feeling a little worn out from the day. “But I always left feeling elated and alive—Gilly’s engagement is absolutely contagious,” she concludes. Gosia’s five sessions were sufficient to give her the boost she needed. Within days of finishing her course, Gosia went on to land a fantastic new job.
“The course has given me ideas and techniques I never would have known about before”
Ajay Mistry, Commercial Sales Manager
Ajay was facing a stream of interviews and presentations when he went to LSW for help. “I was aware that I tend to speak very quickly. I would talk to groups only to later find out that what I had said hadn’t been heard,” he says.
“I found LSW on Google; the website is very professional, which gave me confidence,” says Ajay. “I like that they offer you a ‘taster’ session, especially as you don’t know what to expect at first.”
Ajay has found confidence through his work with his coach Gilly, and has recently bought an additional 10 sessions. “She helps me to formulate my ideas and adapt my presentations to deliver them in the best possible way. I equate Gilly with a personal trainer—someone who sets you up for the future, I feel more able to get my message across during presentations now,” says Ajay. “The course has given me ideas and techniques I never would have known about before.”
“You notice a difference even in the first class”
Marc Fitzpatrick, Senior Accountant, JLL