Hannah Jones is Director and Head Teacher of Brisbane studio Speech and Communication Tuition. Hannah is passionate about the art of communication and elocution, and started Speech and Communication Tuition in 2005 with a mission and vision:
“To provide quality tuition to drive confidence and develop skills in effective communication and powerful presenting.”
Hannah’s love for public speaking began when she was a small child, actively participating in speech and drama classes all the way through her schooling life. She competed in Eisteddfods, performed in productions, was on the debating team, sat exams, and even participated in Japanese public speaking competitions – any opportunity to be up on stage!
After her schooling at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, she then went on to complete a degree in Business and Public Relations (QUT), working as a National Public Relations Manager, where effective and confident communication is essential. Hannah has presented in front of large groups of people, spoken on radio and TV, and represented a number of organisations in the media and at various events. She brings real-world knowledge and corporate experience to her students, as well as a passion for the power of the spoken word.
Hannah has completed courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney, adjudicated public speaking competitions and eisteddfods, and presents at a number of institutions including QUT. Hannah was also the official adjudicator of the Cairns Eisteddfod in 2016.
Hannah holds a Teaching Diploma from the Australian Speech Communication Association (ASCA), an Associate Diploma in Studio Teaching (Speech) from the International Music Examinations Board, a Certificate in Speech Communication Australia (CSCA) through AMEB Queensland and a Bachelor of Business majoring in Public Relations from QUT. Hannah is also a member of the Communication Speech and Performance Teacher’s Association of Queensland, the Australian Voice Association and the International Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
Favourite poem? Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.