Elspeth Morrison's special skill is helping people get the best use out of the voice they already have. She works fast, with energy and humour, to bring about changes in delivery.
Eighteen years ago left a producer role at the BBC to gain a prestigious MA in Voice Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama, where she now guest lectures. She has both the theory and the practice.. She's worked with absolute beginners and old-timers at the Met Office, House of Lords, AmecFosterWheeler, the Weather Network and the Mars Corporation. As well as the BBC, RTE, ITN, STV, Al Jazeera and any number of local radio networks globally.
As a sought-after commentator on voice and accents, on shows such as BBC Radio 4 'Today' programme, ‘Nicky Campbell’ and Channel 5 News, she is well-placed to guide people to getting their message across in broadcast environments. And she also assists people with podcasting, presentations, being heard in meetings, public speeches - all and anything to do with being heard and understood.
She is one of the main coaches for the BBC's 'Expert Women' initiatives, where women with powerful jobs look to her for advice on how to best communicate their own expertise and passions. Elspeth also shares her wisdom on many of the schemes that support young people, such as the Journalist Trainee Scheme and Mama Youth Projects.
She feels very passionate that over half the population (that'll be women, btw) need to take up more vocal space!
When she’s not doing any of the above, you’ll find Elspeth coaching actors to perfect their accents and dialects for theatre, radio and TV.