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Watch Your Syllables!

When we speak in casual conversation, we often take “shortcuts” as we speak. This can include dropping sounds or even entire syllables from words. Unfortunately, these can be extremely detrimental to your message; in a best-case scenario it makes your speech seem sloppy, at worst, it may render your entire message incomprehensible. Think of common […]

Slow and Steady: Reduce Rate for Increased Clarity!

Do you have a tendency to speak quickly? If you’re like most people, you tend to speed up your speech when nervous or excited. Unfortunately, in business, those moments when you may be nervous (for example, when giving a presentation, or negotiating with clients) are when it’s the most important to speak with clarity and […]

Clarity Counts!

Have you been accused of mumbling? Do people ask you to repeat what you’ve just said? Do you feel like your speech is holding you back from advancing in your career? Whether you’re giving a presentation, interviewing for a job, or conversing with clients and colleagues, clear, articulate speech is a must for professional communication. […]

Speak Like a Professional: Word Endings

One of the trickiest skills to learn when improving professional speech skills or improving an American English accent is producing clear connected speech. Words that you may be able to produce correctly on their own may suddenly seem unclear or less understandable when used in the context of a sentence or in conversation. This is […]

How to Speak with an American Accent like an Expert

You may consider yourself an expert in the field, but is your American Accent and Communication Skills demonstrating the true professional abilities you would like them to? Poor english speaking habits can negatively impact your professional image, and convey a lack of confidence with mis-pronounced speech or bad amercian accent speaking habits. So how can […]

Improving Communication with Non-native English Speakers

In the increasingly multicultural workplace, having a working team with a variety of language backgrounds is quickly becoming the norm. Last week we talked about how corporate speech-language therapy and speech accent training can help you to improve your American English Accent and increase your business communication skills. Today, we’ll take a look at the […]

Accent Reduction Made Easy: Free Event!

As the workplace becomes an increasingly global community, people from non-native English speaking backgrounds are becoming a typical part of the workplace. While many non-native English speakers consider their accent a part of their identity, for many people it can be a barrier to effective communication, which in turn can affect their career. For native […]

English Pronunciations & American Words We Misuse

Everyone wants to sound smart when they speak, especially in a professional setting. In an effort to sound intelligent and professional, many people try to lace their speech with complex vocabulary words. Unfortunately, this often leads to words being misused. Take a look at these commonly misused American words, and see how many have been […]

Ace the Interview: Speaking for Success

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed a variety of strategies for landing and acing an interview. Crafting the perfect resume and cover letter and preparing for the interview are all critical to success. But if your interviewer can’t understand your speech, all that preparation may be for nothing! Today we’ll discuss tips for effective, […]

Could Speech Habits Affect Your Image in the Workplace?

Everyone knows someone who, like, talks like this. You know, like, the kind of person who ends every sentence like it’s a question? A recent program on National Public Radio talked about how speech habits like up-speak (speaking with a rising tone as though you are asking a question), vocal fry (“creaking” the ends of […]