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Example of Progress Review - Edward Olive 06.10.2015

In sessions we have covered various important areas of oral communication for business focused on:

1.  Speech

Principally pronunciation difficulties and improving speaking in general as regards pronunciation, phonetics, natural fluid English speech, rhythms, flow, stress, emphasis, subtext, and intonation. Also linked reading ability;

1. a. The basics of speech

The student has been shown, where possible within a language which is not always made up of pronunciation "rules", where to use each Received Pronunciation (RP) phonetic sound (and General American regional dialect differences) and how to make each sound.

It is my opinion that the student more or less now knows this part. We have gone through all the sounds, recorded them etc. for the student to listen to on the student's headphones on the metro etc..

This is not something the student naturally finds easy. We all find different things easier or harder. We are born that way, but we can always improve a lot it just takes more work to improve. I have to be careful to keep him positive and motivated because we can do it. It's not impossible, it's just hard work, especially at first.

1. b. Getting it "right"

The next stage is to make sure that the student always remembers to get things right and to make the considerable physical effort required to do it.

We have not achieved this yet.

There is not yet a state of "correct" speech. Many sounds are still hard to do, the student does not always remember to do them and they still sound forced. It is still very difficult physically and mentally for the student to keep on the "right" line. This will require further very physical coaching of the muscles and training of the memory. This will be a lot of work for me and for the student.

1. c. Making it sound natural

Further improvement would be that once "correct" it all starts to flow and sound natural. It still sounds like an English class/ speech therapy. It sounds like it's a lot of effort to make each sound still, which it is. It does not sound relaxed or natural yet. The aim is that with further work it starts to sound gradually a bit nicer each week that we have a session.

1. d. Becoming a great speaker

The ultimate goal, of course, is that the student can relax and be happy knowing that everyone can be blown away with stunning, elegant, natural sounding, controlled intonation and beautiful speech to project ideas and company goals in:

Business presentations;
Public speaking;
English language meeting contributions;
Client marketing in English skills;

2. Business skills

Speech training has also been combined with, to a lesser extent so far, business skills needed for the student's job such as presenting, meetings and use of English on the telephone. This if course also includes the same things as in 1.

We will continue to use business skills to practise speech... and speech to help business skills. It all ties in.


I recommend having, from now on, an average of 1 session per week. I know this is difficult to achieve for the student, but it will help greatly. In August and September 2015 we had an average of 1 session per month.


I need to fix a problem that has existed for 20-30+ years, that nobody else has been able to fix. I can do it but it needs a lot of work. It's still all uphill, but once we get over the biggest issues and the very basic things, it all starts to get easier, more fun and more productive for the student and the company's business.

We still have a lot of hard work to do.

Edward Olive

Business Skills Training - Public Speaking - Voice Coaching
English Solicitor - Specialist Legal English for Lawyers
Edward Olive  605610767

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Edward Olive  Tel: 605610767 E - mail:  Corporate language training, acting,  voiceovers  &  voice coaching 1 Edward Olive  - Business English teacher  - Drama Training  - Voice Coach Tel:  (00 34) 605610767 Email : Specialized course s - Annex to Estimate Presentations  - Public Speaking  - Pronunciation  - Accent  - Business Skills  - Course with student recording  - Pro Audio  - Possible use of full HD video

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Please note that I compete on quality not price

-          Do you have group lessons? If yes, how many students? Price?

The best way to get the best results is to have individual coaching specific to that individual student's specific needs and issues appearing in each moment. The clients who hire me are people who value the best possible results.

For normal group lessons all companies have always had and always will have there are lower priced options in the market.

-          Do you do special prices for a certain amount of hours

The current price is as set out in the estimate.

You will understand that the value of my teaching is based on the quality of personalised teaching and best results possible results rather than competing in high volume and on price. There are other lower priced options in the market for this.

Kind regards

Edward Olive native British English voice coach, drama teacher and business & legal English teacher with school in Madrid Spain.
Websites as Actor & Voice Over Talent in Madrid Spain
(0034) 605610767

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Edward Olive British English vocal coach and voice trainer for accent reduction courses. Professional English language coaching and training for professionals in Madrid Spain and worldwide via Skype.
Academy with masterclasses for teachers and trainers. Intensive British accent and voice courses for companies and executives. Summer programs of languages for corporations and employees. School for course for diction, accent reduction, public speaking, conferences, giving speeches, videoconferences, job interviews, corporate video and company advert preparation. Help with scripts and dialogues for business and for professional actors. Video classes for casting and role preparation for cinema, television theatre and commercials. Language teacher specialised in teaching Spanish natives to overcome their particular linguistic and pronunciation problems. Individual private one to one classes and group sessions. Availability in Madrid centre downtown center Spain and worldwide via Skype or telephone classes.
Coach de voz inglés nativo. Profesor de ingles britanico. Clases de inglés en Madrid España para profesionales, ejecutivos, autónomos, médicos, abogados y políticos.  Cursos especializados para dicción, reducción de acento, dialecto, voz, dar discursos, videoconferencias, conferencias y charlas, castings y rodajes para actores de teatro, cine, televisión y publicidad. Escuela de idiomas para ayuda profesional con guiones, textos y presentaciones en ingles. Coaching y training profesional para grupos y clases individuales privadas en la sede de la empresa o a domicilio. Facturación  directa para empresas y pymes. Academia de linguas con cursos intensivos de verano, masterclass para profesores y profesoras y intensivos de idioma en Madrid centro.
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