I am a Public speaking coach. My name  is Barbara Gillman . I am fully qualified and accredited through Trinity Guildhall Londn.  My  qualifications are   A.T.C.L.,. L.T.C.L.,F.T.C.L. As a public speaking coach, I really enjoy educating and training my students and corporate  staff members. 

 An example of me working as a public speaking coach is to show my students the benefits of relaxation and breathing exercises.  This is done either with notes, and or practical demonstrations, and tapes and books.

 One of the next steps that I choose as a public speaking coach is to make sure that the learners’ /students know about the basic hygines of voice.  It is very important to drink water and rehydrate vocal chords throughout  the trainings, as well  as  basic things to remember when speaking publically. Another important tip I train as a public speaking coach is to tell the students never to shout/scream, or even whisper.  Bad for vocal chords.

 When the  students have mastered the basic techniques, I continue with diction exercises, with the mouth.  Lip  exercises such as plip plop flip flop,  tongue exercises, ie  stretching tongue to the nose, to the chin, side to side etc, and sounding out   ttttttttt

 Resonance exercises are shown by students  taking in a deep breath, licking their lips, and humming.  Humming pushes the voice to the front of the lips.

 Breath extension is yet another important exercise.   We can start students off with taking in a deep breath, sounding out one sentence, for  instance   the animals went into the art one by one,  taking in a deep breathe through the nose, and carrying on, the animals went into the arc, one by one and two  by  two. Extending breath , until about 15 is reached. This allows the student to comfortably speak either in public or at their workplace.


Courses are offered in Johannesburg or via Skype.


Barbara Gillman
Principal Member Voice Perfect
A.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L.
(Trinity College, London)


Offered in Johannesburg!

Call Barbara today!
(011) 786 1850 or 0823444921.