September 23rd 2016

BT Speaking Clock Competition on the BBC News

Professional Voice on the judging panel to find a new voice for the BT Speaking Clock

Ten years ago, BT held its first ever competition to find the new voice of the BT Speaking Clock, giving people across the UK the chance to take their place in history. The UK-wide competition raised funds for BBC Children in Need - celebrating the Speaking Clock's 70th birthday in style.

The judging panel included Sir Christopher Bland, chairman of BT, Nicola Loftus, general manager of Accurist, Brian Cobby, BBC presenters Natasha Kaplinsky and Alan Dedicoat (the voice of the lottery balls), as well as our own Professional Voice coach Louise. The panel were looking for a voice with "clarity, character and one which is easily understandable".

Professional Voice is a training company providing specialist coaching in voice and communication skills to business executives worldwide.