We all have an accent of some sort. Its what makes us unique.
Do you often have to repeat yourself or feel that others have trouble understanding you?
Do you avoid speaking to strangers and social interactions with those who may not understand you?
Do you feel that your speech may be standing in the way of getting the job you want or from being promoted at your present job?
All About Speech, LLC is committed to providing motivating, customized, personalized coaching and instruction to non-native English speakers who want to perform at their highest communication potential in their workplace and social environments. We use concise proven methods to develop clear and effective, professional and personal speaking skills.
Past comparisons based on 20 years of linguistic research and teaching have shown students who attend all sessions and practice diligently can expect at least a 50% change in their accent or dialect.*
The program begins with you having an analysis of your speech. This analysis reveals exactly how your pronunciation varies from standard American English and identifies specific areas for concentration.
Training includes: Simple instructions to improve pronunciation for your targeted sounds- emphasizing complete word production, voice projection, pacing, intonation and facial affect/tone- Recordings in class tailored for your targeted sounds including words needed at your workplace. Ongoing online support once the training ends.
Final speech analysis
Upon completion of the course your speech is analyzed again, so we can compare your initial analysis and determine the extent of improvement.
*To modify a foreign accent takes hard work and dedication. It cannot be done in the classroom alone. To achieve the greatest improvement possible, you must practice outside of class using your personalized accent modification training materials.
In a hospital or medical setting, it is of the utmost importance to communicate to patients in order to provide the highest quality of care.
Improve communication improve between patients, colleagues, and staff.
Reduce mistakes with regard to treatment, dosages, and instructions.
Improve confidence between patient and professional.
More effective presentations and meetings.
Business is fast moving and competitive,
employees at every level must be able to communicate clearly in English.
Potential increased sales when salespeople can be clearly understood.
Improve communication in meetings and presentations.
Conduct more efficient and concise business exchanges.
Better communication leads to increased probability of repeat business from clients and customers.
Many professors in American universities are respected experts in the field, but may be non-native speakers of English and have difficulty with English pronunciation and intonation.
Improve communication in lectures, helping students understand and learn.
Increase communication with professors and students when both feel they are understood.
More efficient and effective use of time when students do not need to ask for material to be repeated.
“My company engaged All About Speech, LLC to provide speech services to an employee who had high potential, but whose career had stalled because of difficulty with verbally communicating with our clients and staff. After several weeks of speech-language services, we were amazed to witness our employee’s ability to better communicate in English. The employee, who was at times incomprehensible in-person, on the telephone, or in voicemail, had dramatically improved his ability to communicate in English. Notably, the employee had a new and higher level of confidence, which we were equally pleased to see. It was amazing to witness that a lingering problem was solved in such a short-period of time. We were extremely satisfied with the services.”
Director, Human Resources
"It has been a privilege and an honor to work with Ms. Dorsey. Her passion and tireless efforts were inspiring and have helped me to work more successfully.
“I am a Certified Public Accountant. I enrolled for 15 sessions to address my spoken English. I found Sandy to be an experienced instructor. She took her time to research areas that I need to improve upon and came out with a program designed to address them. She supplemented the instruction with tools that ensure constant learning. Sandy has excellent communication skills. Her method of instruction is clear, concise and interesting to follow. I always left each session well fulfilled. I can confidently conclude that she changed my method of speaking for life.”
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