Are you hard to understand because of a foreign accent?
Are you tired of repeating yourself?
Do you wonder if you will be misunderstood every time you open your mouth to say something?
Are your colleagues getting speaking opportunities that you are more qualified to do?
Do people sometimes translate your message for you?
These are the exact complaints I hear from corporate clients who are frustrated that their excellent grasp of the English language is not enough to be understood and they are missing opportunities at work because of it! They are passed up for speaking opportunities. Customers complain and ultimately, they lose their self-confidence.
So, if you are feeling this way, you are not alone!
And here is a secret you should know….Language schools frequently don’t teach you the intricacies of American English. This is not a criticism of language schools, after all, you know the language well because of one. But more often than not, they do not spend time teaching the high level skills of vowel pronunciation and the melody of English. And most non-native English speakers aren’t sure about what they should be doing differently, in terms of mastering American English.
This is one of the reasons why I got into this profession in the first place. When I was in college I had to take a difficult class, statistics. Not really my area of expertise. It was taught by a non-native English speaker who had a good grasp of English but he was very difficult to understand. This was not good for me because Statistics was hard for me and I couldn’t understand the professor. I squeaked by in this class. But there were many others like me, who didn’t even squeak by. It made me so much more aware of the impact our communication skills have on other people. The power behind speech that you can understand vs speech that you can’t understand makes a BIG difference in people’s lives. If you are hard to understand, you risk not being able to make a difference in people’s lives and you may miss opportunities that could make you shine as a leader.
We want to help you understand the subtle nuances of American English so that your message is clearly understood by everyone and every time! We want to help you know what you should work on to be better understood.
We don’t want you to have to repeat, and we don’t want you to lose your confidence! Really, what we want most is for you to make more money. Great communication skills are key to more income!
Help has arrived! You can find out first hand from a skilled speech coach, what areas you shine in and what areas you need to work on to be better understood.
Let’s schedule a 15 minute complimentary strategy session to find out if we are a fit!
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