How much does regional elocution actually affect your job prospects? It’s a murky question, yet one that has seemingly worrying implications for the state of UK business’ bias against those from either foreign countries or from other parts of the UK.
Historically, those seeking to elevate their position would take elocution lessons before starting out in their desired field. For example, in his recent Desert Island Discs interview, Sir Ian McKellen discussed the process of attempting to lose his naturally Northern accent, hailing from Burnley, Lancashire.
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