Learn about iSpeak Clearly’s accent modification programs

Many of us start the New Year with a list of resolutions for change. As time passes, however, some items on the list fade away, unattained. Why? Our desire for change was well intended, but we lacked the information and planning necessary to succeed.   What are your plans for success? Are you interested in […]

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We get good at what we practice

Last summer, I shared with you my desire to improve my golf game. (Read the post here.) I made a commitment to devote time, energy, and resources toward improving my skills by enrolling in golf lessons. One year later, it is time to assess my progress. My game has improved, but I have not yet achieved […]

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Follow the lead of Hollywood’s best actors: Alter your accent to maximize success in your profession

It fascinates me to listen to interviews with actors whose real-life accents are different from the roles they play. For example, Hugh Laurie’s British accent is not evident in his character Dr. Gregory House on House M.D. Nicole Kidman sounds like a native speaker of American English, despite her Australian roots. And Renee Zellweger is […]

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Successful Public Speaking Series – Part 2 of 3

This post is #2 in a three-part series on Successful Public Speaking. The impression you make as a speaker is based on what you say and how you say it. When clients come to me, they often know their speaking skills need improvement, but they’re not sure where to begin. I help them become aware of the many […]

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Foundations

Accent Modification is Like Laying a Foundation Exploring accent modification is much like laying the foundation for a new home. Before you pour the foundation, you must first consider all the variables: type of soil, style of home to be built, materials, and more. Then you must follow the steps necessary to lay the foundation, […]

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How do we start the change process?

Six Steps to Change Consider: What aspects of your speech and communication are causing fear or frustration? What are your challenges? Do you lack confidence in your public speaking skills? If so, why? Does your voice convey confidence? Is it easily heard? Do others have difficulty understanding you? Is your foreign accent or regional dialect interfering […]

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