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Voice Coaching, Presentation Skills and Building Confidence


Photograph - Gerald CoxGerald Cox Dip Performing Arts RSA DipTEFL MCSE originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he did a three year course in the Performing Arts. He worked as a professional actor for several years in television, theatre and radio. He then became a voice and presentations trainer, working with business people to improve their confidence and public speaking skills.

After re-training in the IT industry he became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He worked for ten years in the IT world for companies such as Reuters and Microsoft presenting Networking and software IT training courses all over Europe and the Middle East. He also worked as a Drama Adjudicator for Drama Festivals in the United Kingdom and in Hong Kong.

Gerald now teaches drama and voice production and runs a private practice.

With the greatly increased interest in poetry during the pandemic a friend (Paul Godden Artist and Web Designer) and I have been working on a new project called Listen to Poetry. Currently we have over 160 recordings of poems and prose from more than 60 poets and writers on the website. We have included lots of poems for children and also out of copyright GCSE and A’ Level English syllabus poems. We hope to encourage people of all ages to listen to poetry more. You can find the site here: www.listentopoetry.com

What people are saying..

SR, Businessman, South Devon
The spoken word and the art of communication are very powerful tools, regardless of who you are or what you do. It is something that I have been aware of all my life but had done nothing about and have often admired those who have the ‘gift’. I had no interest in speaking ‘The Queen’s English’ but had the desire to perfect and deliver clear, pleasing and powerful speech. I am in my late 40s and a successful businessman in South Devon who regularly delivers talks to groups. Confidence has never been an issue with me but I knew my day to day speech could be improved. Working with Gerald this year has been a pleasure. He has challenged me and given me the ‘tools’ and knowledge to achieve my goals. I still have a way to go and look forward to continuing working with Gerald. That ‘gift’ is achievable by anyone if you have the desire. I recommend Gerald Cox to you.
Channel Development Manager

Over the last few months I had noticed my voice cracking and failing, especially when in difficult situations. Gerald Cox used a variety of exercises to test my voice and isolate the problem. He then provided the tools to enable me to correct it. With Gerald’s help I now know how to control my breathing and my diction in order to be clearly understood at all times.

John – Principal Environmental Consultant, Devon
Having been conscious for some years that I was not articulating myself as well as I might and being called upon more often to make presentations as part of my job, I finally decided to seek voice coaching. Gerald was immediately able to ascertain the problem and taught some excellent techniques on how to improve all areas of my speech. Definitely recommended to anyone who recognises the importance of speech and would like to improve their communication skills.
Assistant Chief Executive, Devon charity
The work with Gerald has helped me greatly with my skills in delivering formal presentations, which was my primary reason for taking part. But, more fundamentally, it has also enabled me to rethink the way that I speak and present myself in many other areas of my life – both professionally and personally. I feel that Gerald has given me the ‘tools’ to keep on improving and learning.

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