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Tips for Clear Confident Pronunciation: The Past Tense

  The key to mastering clear, articulate speech often lies in the details. One pronunciation detail that is often tricky, particularly for non-native English speakers, is how to pronounce the past-test -ed ending. This is because even though it’s written the same way, the past tense can be pronounced three different ways. Check out our […]

Accent Reduction Success

I really enjoyed all the sessions and learned many tips to improve my incorrect voiced consonants and vowels. Jayne had provided me a very good training by putting more stress on the specific characters which I am struggling with and reminded me in in every session to make sure I stay on track. She constantly  […]

The Key to Sounding Like a Native Speaker? Idioms!

Idioms, or figures of speech (e.g., “It’s raining cats and dogs”), are so common, that people rarely realize they’re using them in their native language. However, when trying to master a new language in a professional setting, idioms suddenly seem to be everywhere. If you’re not familiar with common idioms in English, you may often […]

Is Accent Reduction Right for You?

“Can you get rid of my accent?” That is often the first thing that someone says to me when they call for information.  My response is almost always, “Why do you want to get rid of your accent?” In my opinion, there is no reason

How Effective Is Accent Modification Training? A guest blog by Marcos Sastre III

Welcome to First Thursday! On the first Thursday of each month, Corporate Speech Solutions features an expert who has a skill or expertise that will enhance your professional skill set. Today, we’re joined by Marcos Sastre III. With a degree in Cognitive Brain Sciences and Communications and a background in scientific research, Marcos has recently […]

Do You Have Talented Employees with Communication Problems?

  Do you have talented employees you would like to promote but feel their communication skills are standing in the way of climbing up the corporate ladder? This is often a problem I see with non-native English speaking employees. Their skills, knowledge, and expertise make them perfect for their position, but since English is not […]

You Landed Your First Job! …Now What? 5 Simple Tips for Success

Congratulations! You’ve put in the work, finished your degree, and finally landed your first job. But that doesn’t mean the work is done. In order to succeed in the professional world and climb the corporate ladder, you need much more than the skills and knowledge to do the job. A significant part of professional success […]

Improving American English Pronunciation: Voice and Voiceless Sounds

One of the most difficult parts of learning English is mastering all of the subtle differences in pronunciation. Learning how to produce sounds with an American English accent is what makes the difference between sounding like a non-native English speaker, and sounding like you’ve mastered the language. Today, we’ll discuss one of the trickier parts […]

Five Benefits of Accent Reduction for the International Business Professional

  Are you a non-native English speaking business professional looking to advance within your organization? Many non-native English speaking professionals find that they have a strong enough command of the language to communicate their ideas, but their accent and pronunciation make it difficult for others to understand their speech. If this sounds like you, you […]