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Four Easy Steps for Cutting Fillers out of Your Speech!

If you’re like most people, filler words and phrases creep into your speech much more than you realize. What exactly is a filler? My basic definition is any word or phrase that doesn’t add content or value to your message, for example, “um”, “like”, and “you know” (for a list of common fillers, check out […]

Can Vocal Fry Hurt Your Career?

Just like fashion trends, speech trends can change with the times. One speech habit that has been gaining increasing attention is vocal fry. Vocal fry (also called glottal fry or creaky voice) is a rattling, creaky vocal quality that happens when a speaker drops their voice to a low pitch. Although it’s often associated with […]

Comments post workshop

On September 20, 2016, Jayne Latz presented “Accent Reduction Made Easy” to a sold out audience. Some of the comments received included: “I love your style!” “Please host more of these workshops” “Thanks Jayne! You were great. This workshop is so helpful for everyone including native English speakers. I am looking forward to your next […]

Definitely Recommend

Hello Jayne, I had an excellent experience with Mr. Michaels and would recommend his services to someone with similar speech goals. Thank you, Bruce (9/8/16)

Dramatic Results

I honestly can say that my speech has improved dramatically. Not only has my speech rate slowed down but I have also decreased the use of fillers. I am also a lot more confident. Alina is absolutely amazing. She has provided me with some interesting tips and tools that can be applied on a daily basis. She’s just so […]

Do You Sound Your Age?

Everywhere you look there are products designed to make you look as young as possible, from wrinkle creams to hair dye to plastic surgery. But increasingly, people are taking an interesting in sounding young as well. A recent article in AARP discussed how many aging adults are seeking assistance in retaining the strong, commanding, dynamic […]

How to dance on your feet

Good Morning Jayne, I was impressed and glad I took the opportunity to attend your presentation on Tuesday evening. Your ability to draw out reactions from the rather subdued audience was exceptional. You kept them involved and inspired participation from an audience that you had evaluate on the run and expect the unexpected.  My attention […]

Present with confidence

Unsolicited email from client: Jayne, Belated, thank you so much for your support. Paul was great teaching me many things that are all very useful. I had a 30 minute speech to give in front of over 100 people right after the last session with him. It was a success. Nonetheless, I need to practice […]

What Is Accent-Reduction Training?

Do people often ask you to repeat what you say? Do you feel like your accent is holding you back in your career? If so, you may benefit from an accent reduction training program. What exactly is accent-reduction training? First, let’s talk about what it is not. Accent reduction training is not designed to eliminate […]

Feedback on speech training

Dear Jayne, I’m pleased to relay to you that your efforts with Gabrielle has paid off in a big and unexpected way.  Last week I was a speaker at our local TEDx event, and Gabrielle really saved me in making my talk a resounding success. During practice the day before the event I was having […]