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Tone of voice - when it's like listening to a great song through the cheapest speakers money can buy

5th Dec 2018

If you listen to your favourite song through the cheapest speakers money can buy that is poor tone and it's incredibly difficult to listen to. This is my third article on tone of voice so it's something that I think is very important in life. It can literally make or break a date, for example. And you may not get that job if the boss cannot stand the sound of your voice. Marilyn Monroe had a breathy tone, Margaret Thatcher had a harsh tone, until she got speech lessons. If you want to hear a voice with a really thin, whiny tone click on this link. Ryan's Toy Review. It will take you to this You Tube channel where Ryan gets to play with toys and then his parents posts the videos on You Tube. Forbes magazine has Ryan as the top earner for 7 year olds at $31.7 million USD for this year. Not joking. So, does it matter if the mother has one of the most annoying voices in the world? Yes. There is no excuse for sounding that like, you can do something about it. Download the free e-book and get into the very quick and easy lessons and you'll have a voice like a movie star in no time!

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Kiwi kids' reading levels slide to record low

8th Dec 2017

“The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Pirls), the first since the creation of national standards in 2010, shows that New Zealand has slipped 10 places from 22nd out of 41 countries in 2011 to 32nd out of 50 last year.

Australia, Austria, Lithuania, Slovenia and Spain have all overtaken New Zealand, and five new countries with children reading above NZ levels ave come into the survey for the first time.

Children in the highest socio-economic group also dropped much more sharply (down 13 points) than children in the middle group (down 3 points) or the poorest group (down 5 points).

A teacher at Three Kings School in Auckland, Jane Martin, said there was a noticeable decline in oral language in children starting school at 5.

“Parents are not talking to kids like they used to,” she said. ”You have parents sitting in silence on their cellphones, and the children all have phones at a younger age, so they are not so engaged in conversation. You have time-poor parents perhaps not reading to their children at night.”

Simon Collins, Education Reporter, NZ Herald.

Yes, so we know there’s a problem but how do we fix it? It’s actually very easy but if you need some advice on what to say, how to say it and when to say it, just get in touch. Or click here for a free PDF of my top ten tips to get your child on their way to great oral language. 

 You could also go to Amazon to buy an e-book. Easy! Say It Clearly Kindle E Book

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Is your child heading to school soon?

31st Oct 2017

Speaking correctly is a very important link when learning to read and write. Issues with speech can be very easy to fix so get the top ten tips then have a look at the videos. The children can learn online, at home, in your own time and it doesn’t take very long so the children don’t have time to get bored! Click here for FREE top ten tips PLUS the online video program that you can start NOW. “Chat With Me

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