In memoriam: “Dadism” II

Another of my father’s sayings, which I have appropriated. I don’t know where he got it from, but it’s such a great phrase!


Finding a background of a climbing wall just seemed perfect for this.

I hope you enjoy this one.

Don’t forget that if you are looking for 1-2-1 voice coaching online, or group coaching, to get in touch via the Contact Lis page.

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach

In memoriam

My Dad would have been 94 today. He passed away ten years ago this year, and I thought I would share, just for fun, some of his catchphrases, which I call “Dadisms”. I’ll be sharing one every few days until the 26th, which is the tenth anniversary of his passing. I hope these amuse you and put a smile on your face!


I hope this needs no explanation! (Read it backwards)

What catchphrases do you have from your parents? Share them in the comments, I’d love to hear them.

Have a great weekend!


Back to School – August special offer

The school holidays had hardly begun before I, as a youngster, saw the signs declaring ‘Back to School’ in shops up and down the high street. It filled me with a deep, pit-of-the-stomach dread. I hated school, and all I wanted was to enjoy the summer holiday in peace!

The one thing I looked forward to, and enjoyed, was my speech training lessons – indeed those lessons are, today, my inspiration in working with youngsters who, like me, may not be having the easiest time academically.

Whether your child is clever or average – and the grades they get – well, it might seem important right now, but however far up the ladder of life you get what is going to count most is how you communicate. Success depends not just on what you know, but whether you are able to get those ideas across to other people – to express them well so others can connect with them and with you.

Good communication is a gift that lasts a lifetime. In fact, if you ask anyone who took computer science back in the 90’s and never took it up professionally – well even qualifications can go out of date, but communication never does. Communication is a vital well-spring of self-expression, understanding and, of course, even more importantly, exchange of information.

Being understood, being heard, and being able to express your thoughts, feelings and needs accurately and authentically is a vital part of everyday life.

If your child is aged between 9 and 15 years old, now is the time to start their journey in confident communication. Get in touch today to book their first term of online lessons. If you book and pay before the 15th August, you can claim a discount of 10% off their first term. T&C apply.

Don’t delay – I have only a few slots available, so book today! If you have questions, again get in touch.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach