Freedom of speech

To become a great leader without being a great communicator is almost impossible. For a chartered accountant, the ability to communicate confidently and effectively in verbal and written form is a fundamental attribute. How else can you ask tough questions, formulate complex arguments, and develop good interpersonal relationships with peers and clients?

Stockton man travels to Cape Town

Matthew Richardson on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Nov 30, 2014 By Lucy Richardson - The Northern Echo: An accountant has flown more than eight thousand miles around the world to teach strangers how to say their names. Until he was 22, Matthew Richardson from Stockton struggled to speak, but now he instructs a speech therapy course, called the McGuire Programme, around the world.

The Sport of Speaking

Constant practice is a concept used by James, who is on a winning streak after conquering years of not being able to say his own name due to a severe stutter. He would like to highlight International Stuttering Awareness Day on 22 October by sharing his success through "The Sport of Speaking"– incorporating the costal breathing technique.

Hallo, ek hakkel én praat op inbelprogram

Muhammed Hassen (20) het vandeesweek na John Robbie se inbelprogram toe gebel om oor sy vrees om in die publiek te praat, te kom. Dit was ’n uitdaging wat hy aan homself gestel het, toe hy met die McGuire-program vir hakkelaars begin het. | Foto: MarLesersfoto’sStuur vir ons jou foto's • Stuur vir ons jou foto's

Claudi Mailovich

Die moeilikste klanke om as hakkelaar uit te spreek was vir Muhammed Hassen B, D, M, T, P, S en Y. 

“Ek kon nie eens regtig my naam sê nie,” vertel dié 20-jarige van Kelvin in Johannesburg. Hy het in Maart met die McGuire-program vir hakkelaars begin om sy selfbeeld te bou. 

So goed het hy gevaar dat hy Woensdag al sy moed bymekaar geskraap en ingebel het na ’n gewilde radioprogram om aan sy ma, homself en die land te bewys hy kán in die openbaar praat. 

Pages