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App Contents and Functionality
Get Rid of your Accent UK Part 1 App is the British English Pronunciation Course at your fingertips, ideal for self-study. It contains 42 audio lessons from the international bestseller Get Rid of your Accent, Part One, by Linda James and Olga Smith (learn more on Developer's Website).
The lessons cover all English sounds needed to master Received Pronunciation, neutral accent of educated southern English and the chief accent taught to foreigners who wish to learn the British model. Each lesson begins with an illustrated description of the speech organ position, followed by practical exercises. The exercises consist of words, amusing sentences, tongue twisters, and verses, taken from literature and conversational English. All exercises are recorded on audio tracks that illustrate the model pronunciation. Students can play audio tracks, record themselves, and compare their pronunciation with the model.
This app will help you to:
• Neutralise your accent within 1-3 months
• Make your English clear and easy to understand
• Become a better communicator and public speaker
• Increase your personal confidence and overall image
• Improve your job prospects
About the authors
Linda James (RAM, Dip. Ed., IPD, LRAM)
Linda trained at the Royal Academy of Music and qualified as a teacher of Speech and Drama. She also holds an International Phonetics Diploma from London University.
Linda has had extensive experience as a dialect coach in TV, films and the theatre. For more than 20 years she has worked as a Speech Tutor at several London drama colleges and privately, specialising in the teaching of Received Pronunciation (RP) and the eradication of accents.
Olga Smith (BA in Linguistics, MBA)
Olga holds a degree in Linguistics and an MBA from Nottingham University. She is also an advanced public speaker and a holder of the Toastmaster bronze reward.
Olga learned a unique drama school method for Accent Reduction from top British phonetician Linda James. They together co-authored the UK bestselling books, “Get Rid of your Accent”, Part One, Part Two and Part Three.
In the past, you could only get speech training in British drama schools or by taking speech lessons from a private speech tutor. Olga wanted to make this exclusive training accessible for a much wider audience. Linda and Olga took the method long used in London drama schools, adapted it for learners of English and collated it into a single training manual, with CDs, the first of its kind.
The success of the book led to another venture Olga undertook: she designed and launched Accent Reduction courses for diplomats, professionals, students, and many others who need to neutralize their accent in a short period of time. The courses became a huge success and have been featured in National newspapers and television in the UK. Visit www.batcs.co.uk and join the course or sign up for Skype lessons today and get the best results in ashort period of time.
- Visual and Audio alert at Green/Amber/Red time
- Display or Hide time
- Default and Customize time
Device Requirements: Android 3.0 or higher.
Install on Phone or SD Card.
Keywords: Toastmasters,Timer, Speech Timer, Green Amber Red, Speech contest.
Currently all data is stored locally, but the next version of the app will allow you to save your data in the cloud and access your data from different devices.
I hope this app will help Toastmasters members to learn and grow even further!
Features and Benefits
- Support for most Android smartphones currently in use, even "last year’s model".
- As easy as a stopwatch for the first-time user, with many conveniences for the regular user.
- Fast timing changes between each speech, with help from intelligent auto-adjustments.
- No typing required during the meeting or contest; can set up a timer for each speaker in advance.
- Progress bar and optional indicators for 30-second grace limits.
- Eyes-free operation with vibration signals and stop control.
- Handy timing report, with auto-reset between meetings, that can be exported to an SD Card.
- Developed by a designer, not designed by a developer.
- An open source project; contribute your native language translation and suggestions for improvements.
- NO ADS -- free for all TM members to use!
- Not an official product of Toastmasters International®.
The Toastmaster magazine is the official publication of Toastmasters International, the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than 292,000 men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.
Each month the Toastmaster magazine covers a variety of subjects related to communication and leadership that enlighten, educate and motivate readers.
** NOTE - The October issue has been changed to work with this version of the Toastmaster Magazine app. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. **
SpeakApp Timer is tailored to Toastmasters speeches which have specific allowed times. Select the desired speech time and hit Start to start the timer. Switch ON the fullscreen mode to display the green, amber and red signs to the speaker. After stopping the timer, click on Save to save the time record. Saved records can be viewed in the Timer Report. The Timer beep sound can be switched ON or OFF in the Settings section.
2. Ah Counter
Forget the old caveman way of counting ah's. Simply, click on the buttons on the Ah Counter tool to count ah's, em's, fillers and repeated words. Click on Save to save the Ah Counter record. Saved records can be viewed in the Ah Counter Report.
3. Table Topics
The Table Topics tool provides you with a good inventory of topics on the go. Every time you hit the Display a Table Topic button a new topic is displayed.
4. Word of the Day
Every day, SpeakApp pulls a Word of the Day from TheFreeDictionary.com. Click on the speaker image to hear the correct pronunciation of the word.
5. Find a Club
Visiting a new country, and wish to attend a Toastmasters meeting? SpeakApp includes the Find a Club page from Toastmasters International's website to help you locate clubs near you. Enter your location and meeting time preference to select among the available Clubs in your area.
It is very often that a Toastmaster forgets his or her membership information such as Member ID or District number. Keep a record of your Toastmasters information on the Profile page as a reference.
You may also recommend SpeakApp to a friend or email the developer from the Settings page.
*not affiliated with Toastmasters
There are a number of buttons for configuring standard predefined time settings for the green, yellow and red progress signals. You may touch a time setting display to adjust the time setting for a custom time value at any time before starting a speech.
Hitting "Start" will time the speech and progress through white, green, yellow and red progress signals, with an optional disqualification signal. Hitting "Stop" will stop the timer and display the speech time.
The first letter of the color is also displayed for color blind users. Sound and vibrate preferences are provided for blind speakers. A preference to control display of time during speech to better conform to Toastmaster International (tm) practices. Two custom time buttons may be configured in preferences.
Icon art by Vikram Dayal
***You need a Durovis Dive, Google Cardboard, Galaxy Gear, or similar device to use this app.
Maybe in the past you’ve had problems with presenting or speaking in front of others. You may have felt nervous, dreadful, or even terrified. Maybe you decided to avoid these situations altogether, and thus your career and possibilities got that much smaller.
Now you can use this risk-free environment to take the firsts steps toward easy and comfortable public speaking. As you try this app, you might feel your tension disappearing. Slowly, your confidence and certainty may grow.
You can start downloading this app now. It simulates an office setting in which 20 people are staring at you. This way you can get comfortable being under the gaze of others without actually taking time from other people. We are curious what changes it will bring about in your life when you can speak freely and with confidence in front of others.
You can adjust the size of your audience to eight or just three, or you can turn on friendly or unfriendly voices.
This app is now free to use. You can help us by voting inside the app. Just start the app, turn your back to the audience, and activate the voting switch. This way we will know how to further develop this application to be of the most help to you.
This app is the first step toward confident public speaking. If you really take it seriously, you may test and improve your knowledge in a public speaking club like Toastmasters.
The purpose of the Ah-Counter is to note any overused words or filler sounds. Some of the commonly used filler words are listed on the Ah-Counter page. Please count accordingly.
A Timer is responsible for monitoring the time of meeting segments and speakers.
1. The minimum time cannot be set to 0
2. The minimum time interval is 1 minute
3. The maximum time interval is 2 minutes
* A guideline for the role players in the meeting
* Online Dictionary
* Virtual Timer Tool
* Links to Brunei Speakers Club, the OTTERS Club, and the Toastmasters International
* Geo-location to help guide to the location of the meeting.
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