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FAQ

Hiring a speech expert is a tough decision. If you are going to invest in us, you should know why. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions—answered.
Why should I hire you?
We take a lot of pride in the value we bring to our clients. Across the board, we think you should choose us for our:
Results: We are defined by the results we achieve. For over ten years we have helped our clients to consistently achieve strong results. Our accent reduction clients will learn to speak with 50-75% fewer pronunciation errors.

Expertise: All trainers are licensed and certified speech-language pathologists with advanced certification in dialect training and accent reduction. Together we have more than 100 years of combined experience.

Flexibility: We offer convenient locations, including two in New York City, one in Long Island, and virtual training around the world. We are open six days a week (including Saturdays) by appointment and Monday through Friday evenings, all by appointment.

Customer service: We strive to be responsive and supportive not only during the training program, but also long after its completion. As a bonus incentive, we offer free lifetime admission to workshops upon graduation from any of our training programs. This serves to help you continue the practice long after the training has ended.

Price: Our competitive pricing can be tailored to a variety of budgets. Reliability: We have provided customer-designed, result-oriented training for over ten years.
What value will you bring to my business?
We pinpoint your specific needs on the initial evaluation, then custom design the training to address those specific goals. Poor communication skills can cost a company millions and can cost you your job. Building and strengthening your communication skills can give you the tools to advance your career. Strengthening communication skills can yield huge operational savings in productivity, organization support, and translation costs. Lastly, strengthening your communication skills will build your confidence and help you climb the corporate ladder and get the job you deserve.
Do your services and products really work?
Our system of assessing our clients’ strengths and weaknesses lets us design custom exercises, practice regimens and coaching styles that help individuals improve their business communication abilities. We have an impressive history of over ten years helping our clients to consistently achieve exceptional results.

Our clients report significant increases in their levels of confidence after training with us, and they go on to report greater job success, advancement, and promotions. Not convinced? Take a look at our testimonials.
Communication is a talent that is often taken for granted. But public speaking, pronunciation, voice projection, listening, and presenting are all skills that can be isolated, developed, and improved, leading to career advancement and a higher level of self-confidence.
Which program is best for me?
We offer free telephone consultations to help you determine which speech program will benefit you the most. Some of the programs overlap. Let us help you find the perfect solutions to your communication needs. If you are not sure which is best, give us a call! Our job is to help create the program that works best for you.
How long is the accent reduction program?
We offer both 8-week and 14-week programs. No matter which one you choose, you will be impressed with your own results!
Are the speech classes private or in groups
We offer one-on-one private sessions for individuals as well as small-group trainings through your company.
Where can we meet?
We are happy to come to your Manhattan office, or meet at one of our three office locations in Manhattan and Long Island. We also have telephone and Skype capabilities for clients around the globe.
Where are you located?
We have two locations in midtown Manhattan and one in Long Island:
  •19 West 34th Street, New York
  •150 East 61st Street, New York
  •1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, New York
What are your hours of operation?
Our hours are Monday through Friday 9:30-8:30 and Saturdays by appointment.
What about materials?
Our training programs provide tested, specialty materials developed by Corporate Speech Solutions, such as the complimentary copy of Talking Business: When English is Your Second Language that comes with our accent reduction training. All you need to do is show up. We provide the rest.
I am often told that I need to speak louder. Can you help me
Absolutely! Vocal power/ voice projection is a skill that can be acquired with exercises and coaching. We can assess your voice and develop custom exercise programs to help you meet your goals. A strong, dynamic voice exudes confidence. Let us help you build this vital skill.
People often ask me to repeat what I am saying, but English is my first language. Can you help?
We’d love to. Often, ingrained habits like speaking too quickly or swallowing the ends of words can undermine clarity. In just a few short sessions, you will learn tips and techniques that will have a significant impact on the way you communicate to individuals and groups. Our training can be transformational.
I’m in HR. How can your services benefit my company and department?
Our workshops are designed to offer actionable strategies for improving the communication skills of your employees, resulting in increased customer satisfaction, improved productivity, enhanced company image, decreased employee stress and savings for your company’s bottom line. All our trainings are dynamic and interactive. We also offer private and small group training for your talented employees that would benefit from strengthening their communication skills. We consistently receive strong feedback from those that attend the trainings.Our cost-effective, results-oriented workshops target both general speaking skills and the more particular challenges of speaking English as a second language. We can come to your office and offer one-to-one tutorials, small-group trainings for up to five, as well as larger workshops and seminars.
I’m in talent management. How can your services help us retain and attract employees?
We understand how important it is to attract and retain talent in this competitive global marketplace. Investing in your employees to help them become more effective communicators won’t just improve the efficiency of your workforce, it will signal that you view them as future leaders. Supporting your employees’ professional development will heighten engagement, lower turnover, and develop a pool of talent that you can promote from within.