Speechmatters... Getting the message across for over 15 years.

About Speechmatters…
Getting the message across for over 15 years.

An introduction to voice and presentation training, focusing on…How you say what you want to say

Over the past fifteen years, Speechmatters has trained

  • newsreaders and reporters from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Channel Nine,
  • journalists and journalism students,
  • real estate agents,
  • auctioneers,
  • accountants and lawyers from leading Adelaide companies,
  • engineers,
  • doctors,
  • teachers (including distance education teachers)
  • marketing and sales staff, and
  • the staff of local councils.

Improve your clarity and tone. Make yourself heard. Imagine the difference in your personal & professional environments with professional coaching from Speechmatters. Call today on 0412 691 874.

..because speech matters

Speechmatters principal, Marilyn Bodycoat


Marilyn has over thirty years’ experience in voice coaching. She is an Associate of both the Australian Music Examinations Board and Trinity College of London. She is the Senior Examiner in Speech and Drama for the AMEB in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Marilyn is currently the Adelaide voice coach for the ABC and Channel Nine, and adjunct professor in strategic presentations at Carnegie Mellon University’s Adelaide campus.

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The advice and support I have received from Marilyn has significantly improved my speech, both professionally and socially. I now have a new found confidence when making professional presentations, and have dramatically improved the clarity of my everyday speech

Alexander BrownChartered Accountant

The voice is one of the least understood aspects of being human. It conveys so much about who we are, what we do and how we feel.

Marilyn Bodycoat has great knowledge and a deep understanding of the human voice and how to use it effectively.

She can transform people, increase their confidence, their self esteem and improve their communication skills in a very short time.

David GriggsThe Speakers Studio Adelaide

My lessons with Marilyn gave me the confidence and ability to refine my voice and generally improve my news reading and presentation.

Her sessions helped my resonance, breath and vocal health and her exercises and warm ups remain a crucial part of my daily routine before going on air.

Jessica SchachtABC News Reader Adelaide

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Private Coaching

Private Coaching with Speechmatters yields results.
One on one coaching with one of our Voice Professionals puts you on track to move forward with your communication skills and techniques.

Accent Reduction

We have proven success in achieving great outcomes in accent reduction. Contact Speechmatters for enquiries about our accent reduction services.

Voice Workshops

We provide an enjoyable and stimulating programs to suit the needs of your workgroup or organisation, deliveing valuable results that last.

Corporate Training Programs

Make your voice heard. Our Corporate and workplace training programs provide you with the tools to communicate with individuals or large audiences, clearly and effectively.

Ask about Voice Training

An introduction to voice training, focusing on…
How you speak, rather than What you say.
Call Speechmatters now for details.

Simple Exercises

Did you know that you can improve the way you speak by doing some simple exercises? Make your booking with Speechmatters today and learn simple techniques that make the difference.

Proven results over 15+ years

If your message can’t be understood, the content is de-valued. Speechmatters have built a solid reputation for great results. Make your appointment today.

Call Speechmatters Today

Call Speechmatters now on 0412 691 874. Whether public speaking, Accent Reduction or any of our services, speak with our professional team and make your message clear.