Adults and children who wish to explore talking in public, can enroll in a public speaking school, obviously near to them.  At the public speaking school, there will be teachers, and trainers  who are specialists in training public speaking.  Public speaking schools   offer trainings in public speaking all different times of the day. There are some public speaking schools offering trainings at night and also weekends, to accommodate students who are working or studying


At the public speaking schools, the students are normally introduced to speaking in public through various exercises and breathing techniques.


Breathing techniques are demonstrated either individually or in groups.  It is important to be able to breathe correctly in  order to speak with projection and clarity.  Breathing is trained through the diaphragm.  Students will be shown   how important the correct breathing and posture is for public speaking.


After the breathing is corrected, and the posture is demonstrated, students will be shown the art of relaxation. It is very important to be able to breathe correctly, and relax. Relaxation exercises can be numerous.   Some students will feel comfortable lying on the floor and breathing correctly, or sitting on a chair, or relaxing   with relaxation tapes.


Once all the above have been mastered,  the most important parts follow.


The articulation organs of the mouth are , the lips, the tongue, the teeth, the teeth ridge, and the soft palate.   Exercises for the lips are  numerous.  Example can be  pushing the lips forward and sounding out   pffffff,  like a horse neighing.  Then, the lips can be pouted as if sucking through a straw.


The tongue exercises are very important.  Example can be stretching the tongue up to the nose, down to the chin, to the side up and down. Exercise the   ttttttt sounds.


All these exercises work hand in hand. Practice   daily for excellent speaking.


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.