Sue Meadows has a broad background in professional theatre practice and education. The early part of her career focused on movement, dance and choreography. She spent 10 years as a dancer, choreographer and producer working for television and stage productions.
Sue went on to gain a post-graduate diploma in voice studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) and has worked for the past fifteen years as a vocal skills expert. Her training in phonetics has been invaluable in teaching accents and dialects and recording CD ROMs for Oxford University Press. Sue has been a voice consultant on film productions and theatre including Fame, and Night of the Iguana.
In addition to teaching voice for internationally renowned drama schools such as RADA and LAMDA, Sue runs presentation and personal development skills courses for business. She also has extensive experience in one-to-one coaching and pitch and presentation training.
Areas of Specialised Expertise:
- Enhancing Vocal Projection
- Vocal Impact for Television and Radio
- Interview Skills
- Advocacy Skills
- Public Speaking
- Body Language, Posture and Alignment
- Presenting Yourself with Confidence
- Media Training
- Effective Communication for Meetings
- Presentation Skills
- Accents, Dialects and Accent Reduction
- Voice and Speech Coaching for Actors
Recent Clients have included:
Corporate: Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, Shell, Sony Playstation, Partygaming.com, Ovum, Inner Temple, UBS, Credit Suisse, Topshop, SAGE, Prudential Insurance, Arup.
Government: NHS, Department of Health, FCO, Audit Commission, Cabinet Office, Difd, Defra, The Treasury, US Embassy and various local authorities.
Media: CNN, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, More 4, Al Jazeera and numerous television presenters and journalists.
Film and Theatre: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Central School of Speech and Drama, The Old Vic, Edinburgh Festival, West End Productions, including The Night of the Iguana and Fame, Films including Esther Khan.
"My heartfelt thanks to Sue for everything I have learnt. I am being complimented consistently on my stage presence - the very aspect she worked on. THANK YOU”"