Archive for March, 2012

Mr. H.

At the end of November, he enquired about gaining an acting qualification to enhance his professional profile for attracting offers of professional work as an actor. He had become a full-time professional 3 or so years before this. We worked together to choose suitable performance pieces for the top-level acting qualification offered by The London Academy of Dramatic Art and in London on 17 April the following year, he achieved the Gold Medallion [Grade 8] with Merit and was commended for using his “strong, rich voice effectively” by the examiner.


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Mr. J.E.

Previously a schoolmaster, he was exploring a total change of direction in his career by attempting to become a professional public speaker giving entertaining and informative presentations on a range of specialist topics. We discussed a possible programme of development and he travelled the 40 miles to meet in Swindon for a dozen, 2-hour sessions. By the end of this time, he was already preparing to set-off for Australia to deliver his talks at a series of venues for a very profitable lecture tour with more enquiries coming in for further talks in America.


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Mrs. E.

A German national working in Bath as an International Manager with responsibility for Europe, Mrs. E. already had degrees in Russian and Croatian and she was very keen to “lose” her German accent when speaking English. Though resident in the UK for nearly 15 years and a keen student of English [she always carried a German/English dictionary with her] she had not been satisfied with her pronunciation and wished to sound like a native Englishwoman. It was agreed that training would take place in Bath. Using help from her company’s CPD funding for the initial series of sessions and then funding herself for a further sequence of 12 sessions, she was delighted to report some 7 months later that she had been asked by a delegate at a conference to tell him what part of the UK she was from!


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Dr. C.

A n experienced and highly-skilled junior doctor sought help as she needed to be more assertive both in making PowerPoint presentations to colleagues and more senior staff on specialist topics and also to be more confident and foster a stronger personal image whilst with other staff on ward rounds. It was quite difficult to match appointment times in view of the very long shifts she workd and as she was working in a hospital some 55 miles away. Following a bespoke Xpress Train programme of only 10 hours in total but spread over 6 months, not only were her objectives all achieved but she also secured a promotion to a position as Registrar in another hospital.


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