2 Day Intensive--14 Hours Of Intense Direct Training--Group
This powerful 2 Day Intensive Training will take you to the next level in professional Standard English usage. Pronunciation and grammar are covered at a more advanced level. This program expands your use of English and American English expressions.
Emphasis is placed on the vocabulary in your particular profession. Training includes spontaneous conversations as well as presentation skills that are appropriate for a business setting.
This Program Includes:
- 14 hours of intense direct training provided over 2 consecutive business days
- All materials and supplies
- Unlimited lifetime group coaching follow up calls*
- Free subscription to ‘Tips to Speaking Successfully’
- Unlimited email contact
In this course emphasis is placed on refining the skills essential to a more natural sounding intonation. You’ll learn how to phrase ideas and to use pauses between phrases.
Practical activities recreate the communication demands of your day-to-day business. We’ll focus on real-life situations in order to apply the knowledge learned in your daily lessons. This will allow you to practice work situations (presentations, lectures, even simple letters or email communication) in a non-threatening situation. We create a very safe environment for trying your new communication skills in the workplace.
The Speech Improvement Areas We'll Cover Include:
- Sound pronunciation
- Rhythmic aspects of English
- Vocal inflections
- Nonverbal communication
- Social language and expressions
Your goals may include focusing on one task like preparing for a conference or writing a dissertation. You may want to tackle a specific work challenge such as a one-on-one conversation, an email communication or conducting business on the telephone.
During workshops, clients meet weekly for two to four hour sessions where they learn skills necessary for communication improvement. Out-of-class practice involves using a CD-ROM or personal practice tapes and applying new speaking skills in everyday life.
We limit our group classes to no more than three to five students. Using our vast experience in accented English reduction and accent modification, we are able to address the needs of individuals even within a small group format. Out-of-class practice involves using a CD-Rom or personal practice tapes and applying new speaking skills in everyday life.
How’s Our Program Work?
At Speaking Successfully we believe that, regardless of how long you’ve been speaking English or what country you’re from, you can significantly modify or soften your accent. Regardless of your skill level, program length or class size, all our courses include three essential components: a thorough assessment, professional training and lots of practice.
Our programs begin with a thorough assessment of your speech production skills. We’ll determine exactly how your pronunciation varies from standard American English. We will also discover which specific areas we’ll need to concentrate on the most. This assessment also helps us determine the number of sessions required.
Our Business Communication Specialist begins with an evaluation of your particular accent and current English skills, your workplace and personal requirements and your accent modification goals. We’ll assess your use of body movements, facial gestures, related body language and cultural knowledge. Then we’ll design a program tailored to your personal and professional needs.
Your Training Program
All your in accent work is done with a nationally certified speech pathologist. Depending on your specific needs, instruction will specifically address pronunciation, intonation and inflection, pitch, voice projection, speaking rate, grammar and total word production.
When you’ve learned the sounds and principles of American English, you'll have the tools to master even the most specialized, technical or scientific terminology. You'll gain the confidence in your conversational skills to tackle group discussions and formal presentations.
Our programs are flexible, with training schedules designed to fit the busiest company or executive. Our programs range from 4 to 7 to 14 hours in length with a variety of manageable schedules. We believe sustained learning occurs over time with consistent input and support.
Our programs also incorporate follow-up coaching. You will see successful results from this unique aspect. This added value may just be the incentive you or your employees need to maintain success!
- Greater advancement opportunities mean greater chances for a better career
- Increased professional performance
- Increased customer satisfaction - face-to-face and over the telephone
- Increased confidence: professionally, socially, and personally
- Improved organizational communication and efficiency
Lots of Practice
To soften or modify an accent takes a lot of hard work and dedication. It cannot be done in our trainings alone. The professionals at Speaking Successfully will always provide you additional carryover practice work. Typically, there's 30-60 minutes of practice work each day.
Clients may also work independently with a program such as, the Compton P-ESL recorded personal practice exercises (on tape and /or CD-ROM). You’ll also receive tailored assignments using your new speaking skills in real life situations.
When you’ve completed your ‘5 Steps to Speaking Successfully’ program, your speech will be assessed again. The results will be compared to your initial testing so you can see exactly how much progress you’ve made. Past comparison have shown that individuals who attend all the appropriate sessions and practice diligently can expect to experience at least a 50% change in their accent.
Time and Location
Increasingly busy schedules can make it difficult to find time for the professional and personal development. That's why we present trainings in the convenience of your work site. A proven method allows the busiest professional to take advantage of our accent reduction courses.
Accent modification classes held at your corporate office or workplace can be scheduled at convenient times throughout the business day. Many clients report that when they can stay in their office or conference facility, they’re sure to make the meetings and they can completely focus on their accent modification training.
There are several different program lengths with different features. Take the course that fits your needs and schedule. Oh…and we’ll also create a customized accent modification program!
Client and Customer Benefits:
- Your clients and customers don’t have to struggle to understand your employee.
- Your clients and customers can conduct business quicker and more efficiently.
- Your clients and customers have increased confidence that your employee understands their special needs.
- Your clients and customers are more likely to return and refer others to your business.
* Group coaching opportunities will be scheduled regularly 2 weeks each month. Following successful completion of any ‘5 Tips To Successfully Speaking’ programs you will be able to access these sessions. Private follow up coaching sessions can also be scheduled for an additional charge.
** Depending on travel requirements, some additional travel costs may be billed.