If your response is positive, you have secured your place among the growing number of movers and shakers that realize that the way you use your voice is as important as how you style your hair, choose your designer jeans or project your body image.
Recognising the need to develop the usage of English in the Workplace as a dynamic requisite for career growth, Maggie Tshule, who trained in speech-language and hearing therapy and lectured at Wits and other universities for more than 20 years, provides specialist training in voice and communication for those operating in their second language.
Entering the market at a time when self improvement has become high on the list of must-haves along with Prada, true-religion jeans and botox, Maggie joined Marija Ruygrok at Accents Training. They are specialists in Speech, Voice, Language and Communication skills training. Their services include communication skills, language usage and voice training for corporate presentations, television, radio and public speaking.
Late last year Maggie trained the Miss SA finalists. How did she find them: “I was quite intimidated at the thought of all that beauty, but found a casual group of girls who needed to apply “make-up” to their communication. Incorporating speech into the finishing touches for the Miss SA gala makes absolute sense, people think in terms of using touch-up to their eye-brows and hairstyles as well as a tan to their bodies. Surely good voice and English usage is going to count far more in the long run”.
Written by Sandi Krige of Marketing with Meaning: Mobile 0832645894