Advanced Speech & Voice Training for News and Sports Presenters.

Course Brief

You've covered the basics' and now a chance to 'put them into practice'.
An intensive 60 minute one-to-one session with a variety of scripts of your choice. Whether it's news-reading, general presentation or voiceovers, this course is designed to sharpen the skills you already have, to ensure that you consistently perform at your very best.

Course Content

This course will build on the 3 hour course you will have already completed and is designed to further enhance the following :

  •     The art of conversational speech
  •     How to read scripts effectively
  •     Pitch
  •     Stress
  •     Emphasis
  •     Intonation
  •     Pronunciation
  •     Breathing
  •     Spotting the meaning and getting it across

Training Method

A one hour one-to-one session using your own scripts to further enhance your reading style and voice production. News & Sports presenters who have completed the 3 hour Speech & Voice course already.


Eric Dixon has over 30 years experience as a journalist, presenter, voiceover artist and media consultant.
His training experience includes acting as a media consultant for some of the world’s largest companies including: Aimia, Astra Zeneca, Barclays, BAA, Bayer, Fine & Country, GlaxoSmithKline, Greene King Breweries, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lloyds, McAfee, Morgan Stanley, NatWest, Northern Rock, Novartis, Price Waterhouse Coopers, TSB, Woolwich, Vifor and Vodafone. In addition, he coaches presenters and journalists in voice, presentation and interview technique.
He has presented programmes and read the news for both BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC World Service. He has also presented London’s only all-news breakfast show on News Direct, produced by Reuters and ITN. Before that he was also a presenter on local BBC and independent radio stations, covering a range of programmes from early morning Breakfast shows to a late night phone-in, and still has his own weekly show on BBC Essex.
As a print journalist he has written articles for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and The Observer, plus national tabloid newspapers.
In front of the microphone Eric is the voice behind hundreds of corporate videos and TV and radio commercials. He has a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in English, and his passions include architecture, the history of Port Lympne in Kent, and the UK Channel Islands. He is married with two children, and lives in north Essex.


    Very relevant, a very good workshop for anyone in news and current affairs, quite comprehensive, well presented and beneficial to the experienced news reader',        Gareth Farrell, East Coast FM

    Course was excellent, emphasising what intonation to use and to slow down was beneficial to me', Maria Shannon, 98FM