Services

Communication Coaching


accent REDUCTION

Accent reduction can help you speak English more clearly and sound more like a native English speaker. My accent reduction program includes extensive initial and final evaluations and personalized instruction sessions to teach you how to use the American English accent while at work, at home, or in social environments. This program can benefit speakers who have a foreign accent as well as native English speakers with regional accents.

Classes can be private sessions or small group classes (2-6 people) and can be offered in a variety of formats:

  • 16-week program: Clients meet once a week for coaching sessions with each session lasting an hour. During the first session, clients complete a formal speech evaluation, then meet for 14 instruction sessions. During the final week, clients complete a re-evaluation to measure progress and determine areas of future study. Typical areas targeted during this program include: English pronunciation of consonants and vowels; syllable stress; prosody and word/phrase stress; speaking rate; intonation; and conversational English.

  • 8-week program: This program is similar to the 16-week program, but it is designed for clients with fewer speech and communication needs.

  • 1- to 3-day Bootcamp: This program offers intensive training for individuals with limited time or those within the group/corporate setting.

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CORPORATE SPEECH training

Communication training within the workplace may include accent reduction for non-native English-speaking professionals, dialect modification for native English-speaking professionals, public speaking and presentation skills, and cross-cultural communication training to improve understanding and cultural awareness between professionals from different countries and cultures. My corporate communication programs are highly versatile and can be customized to the needs of your site.

Workplace communication training can help employees thrive and grow within your organization, and these services can benefit a wide range of industries including:

  • Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care agencies

  • Biotech, pharmaceutical, and information technology companies

  • Small business owners, banking and investment professionals, and academic instructors

I offer a variety of class options to best meet the needs of each site:

  • Private instruction and small group classes: Accent reduction classes that meet for 16 weeks, 8 weeks, or a 1- to 3-day Bootcamp

  • Large group seminars (2-3 hours in length): English Pronunciation Seminar; Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Seminar

  • Large group seminar-style classes (each class is 1 hour and meets for 4 weeks): English Pronunciation; Public Speaking/Presentation Skills; Cross-cultural and Interpersonal Communication Training

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public speaking and presentation skills training

Learn how to project a clear voice and fluent speech in the most stressful of settings. Public speaking and presentation skills training can teach you the techniques to improve the strength, quality, and clarity of your voice so that you can lead a conversation with confidence. My course can enhance both your professional speaking skills as well as your social skills and interactions.

A person’s voice is closely tied to his or her identity, and because of this, voice training can be highly personal and emotional. This may be especially true if you have experienced the frustration of having another person interrupt you or talk over you in a group meeting, or maybe no one in the group appeared to be listening to you when you spoke. Professional voice users, like actors, broadcasters, and teachers, may also benefit from voice training to learn how to boost their vocal skills and develop lifelong healthy voice habits.

My public speaking and presentation skills course is designed to teach you how to use a voice that captures attention and keeps your listeners focused on you and what you’re saying. This course will teach clients how to:

  • Speak clearly and confidently with a voice that sounds dynamic and professional

  • Use more natural speech rhythm, voice inflection, and cadence

  • Properly care for the voice and use efficient voicing techniques that won’t harm the voice

The format of this course depends on the specific needs of the client and can range from a single 2-hour session up to a 4-6 week class.

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Please note: The services provided by San Diego Voice and Accent are not clinical, and thus, clients do not receive any type of speech-language diagnosis or participate in any speech-language therapy.