Archive for August, 2011

Richard Perris, Bank of America

Godfrey has provided creative, differentiating ideas during preparation, backed up by solid, dependable coaching for effective delivery during practice, so resulting in high quality, confidently delivered presentations.

I can confidently recommend Godfrey Room’s services to professionals wanting to achieve excellence in their public speaking and presentations.


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Leo Zukov

What I want to say is that Godfrey is an expert in his area and is a very interesting person to deal with. His training is very good both for native English speakers and for complete foreigners like me.
I met Godfrey last year in Swindon where he gave us a speech training.
It was fun and a pleasant experience to have met him.


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Andy Large, IT Senior Project Manger

Superb trainer in public speaking. Focussed on results and determined to make you improve, I wholeheartedly recommend Godfrey!


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Bob Hayward, Managing Director at Be More Effective Ltd

Godfrey taught me more about how to use my voice, my breathing and my passion in one hour than I’d learnt on all previous “public speaking courses” – I would often get a sore voice and a painful back when presenting for more than three days in a week – but not after my sessions with Godfrey – As a voice coach and public speaking trainer he is head & shoulders above the others I’ve met. As a person – he is warm. professional, has a dry wit, is very intelligent and an all round good chap.


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Mrs N.

A primary school teaching Assistant – briefly a customer 7 tears earlier – rang in some distress having almost completely lost her voice and been signed off work for 2 weeks, a real problem in view of all the end-of-term events to get through. The GP doctor could suggest little beyond making a referral to specialists at the local hospital. Did I remember her? Could I possibly help? Immediately, a special consultation was arranged; it lasted for some 90 minutes.

That evening, the phone message came: “Thanks so much for this morning! My voice feels so much better and I feel really positive about returning to work on Monday. Let’s meet on Tuesday evening for another session.” The advice and exercises given, solved the problem and the voice was back and better controlled within a week. The issue did not recur.


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Mrs S.

Wife of diplomat, stressed beyond belief by frequent dinner parties she had to host at her large house, because she feared she was letting her husband [and the Gov’t!] down by being so inhibited about her accent and inability to say certain words that she barely spoke at all. After an intensive course with me, it is hard to describe her joy and relief when she reported back the success of an important party at which she had mingled and conversed freely and with enjoyment.


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Mr T.

Asst. Treasurer to a Borough Council, lacked confidence when addressing groups and had several issues with particular sounds. I coached him to achieve clarity and confidence and, following intensive interview skills training, he achieved promotion to Treasurer of a Local Authority in Kent which meant the relocation of his family, a major salary increase and a wholly new way of life which he said he owed to me!


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Mr C.

A manager in a global engineering company, is of Arabic descent and was born in Egypt. His English is very good after years of living in the local area but his accenting and some mannerism gave out unintended and misinformative messages that people interpreted as aggressiveness and “shortness” of attitude and approach. This was a barrier to his advance to the highest levels of management. After a programme with Xpress Train, his accent became clear so he was well understood and his body language and non-verbal behaviours were so different that he received responsibility for leading a programme of change to motivate staff. After interview training, he successfully undertook a promotion interview shortly afterwards and so his prospects were materially transformed.


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Mrs W.

A highly-qualified social worker, had left her career and was, after a year’s floristry course at college, working in a Cirencester florist’s business. She was renowned for speaking so quickly that customers and her employers had great difficulty in understanding what she said. This embarrassed and frustrated her considerably; only her husband – himself a slow speaker – could really make out what she was saying without effort. After training which clarified and slowed her rate of speech and after passing a lead about a job vacancy to her, Mrs. W. re-entered the social work profession in an important, child-protection management role. Her salary was double what it was before and this had a big impact upon her family and changed her whole situation in a very positive way!


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Mr M.

Was a well-known DJ who was leaving a commercial radio station and finding it hard to control his strong accent enough to get a BBC job. After a few sessions, he not only kept his signature accent but became more easily understood and valued and used some programme suggestions that I gave him so that his part-time radio programme for the BBC became a very popular [and full-time] feature of the station. “You’re an inspiration” were the words he put on a signed photograph.


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