Personal branding expert, Em Bartels is set to embark on a series of a forum on communication, Elocution 101, to provide support for executives and professionals in the art of oral delivery and diction.
The founder and Executive Director of ExcellConsulting GH as well as Excell Branding GH, hopes to use the forum to 'ripple' into making the oral communication space better.
“Oral communication in our society has deteriorated in recent years. In many of our public space such as the electronic media, ‘bad’ diction is brushed off with the flimsy excuse of English not being our first language,” she told the media in an interview recently.
It also widely believed that speaking confidently comes with practice and practice is what makes one perfect.
Ms Bartels said, "eloquence and good diction increase your visibility with people who count. If you speak with clarity and eloquence, your audience will be captivated."
Speaking with clarity is particularly useful at business meetings, interviews and conferences and also while presenting to an audience, she asserted.
Em Bartels has developed the Elocution 101 series to support executives, media personnel and business people to develop, grow and perfect the art of articulating confidently.
The event will be held on November 29-30, 2017, at the British Council, Accra.
Participants would be taken through subjects such as understanding the International Phonetic Alphabets, Silent English letters, Auditory and articulatory phonetics, mispronounced words and many more.
This forum is to share ideas on confident spoken communication, insights on public speaking, unparalleled in its ability to help members stand out.