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We work with corporations and individuals to enhance their professional communication skills.We offer workshops and coaching related to public speaking and presentation skills, foreign accent and regional dialect modification, and business leadership skills.
Our clients come from diverse professional fields, including education, finance, technology, science and engineering, human resources, sales, and health care. Past clients include Republic Airport, NYC Transit, LI Cares, the Small Business Development Center, Miller Business Resource Center, and the Suffolk County Women’s Business Enterprise Coalition.
iSpeak Clearly is a woman-owned small business and a New York State Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
To increase awareness of speaking and communication as a lifelong skill.
With learning, we can develop and grow throughout life to enhance our relationships, expand our social connections, and achieve personal and professional satisfaction.
To provide people the tools to make confident speaking a habit.
Anne Marie Strauss, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the founder and president of iSpeak Clearly. With over 20 years of extensive experience in speech-language pathology and education, Ms. Strauss brings innovative and creative methods to the corporate setting. She customizes her instruction to the needs of each individual, empowering them to speak clearly and confidently and be heard.
Ms. Strauss is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a NYS Certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, an LDS Preferred Trainer, and a certified instructor of the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Method.
Anne Marie is an instructor at the Stony Brook University Center for Corporate Education (CCE). She was also a member of the educational team in the Global Power Leadership Program. In partnership with CCE and SUNY Korea, Anne Marie worked with visiting Korean CEOs and corporate leaders to develop their English speaking and communication skills for global business leadership.
Anne Marie has achieved the status of Competent Communicator and Competent Leader from Toastmasters International, and she is a recipient of the ASHA ACE Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In 2006, she was awarded the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Teacher of the Year. From 2016 to 2019, she served on the board of directors for CORSPAN, the Corporate Speech Pathology Network. Anne Marie is currently an active participant in CORSPAN sponsored programs and events.
Ms. Strauss received an M.S. from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and a B.A. from Long Island University School of Education in Brookville, New York.