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Accent Reduction is Just a Keyword

I notice on my social media accounts that occasionally people become offended when they hear the words, “Accent Reduction” or “Obtain an American Accent.”  I get that.  I don’t want people to blend in.  People shouldn’t all be the same.  That’s what “accent reduction” implies, right? You can speak with an American accent and not sound like everyone else! Get …

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Obtaining an American Accent is Not What You Think

Yes, you can get rid of your accent & obtain a standard American accent. The debate as to whether you can obtain an American accent is over.  It’s easy. But you’re probably doing it wrong. Have no fear! We’ll straighten this right up 🙂 Why do you want to obtain an American accent? Because you want to be crystal clear when …

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What Crimes are Getting You Interrupted, Micromanaged & Ignored?

Lots of clients come to me because they aren’t taken seriously at work.  They report that they’re very often interrupted in meetings. They frequently stay quiet when they have brilliant ideas to share.  Or their ideas are overlooked for someone else’s. They wanted to learn to talk so people listen. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant wrote a fantastic article called …

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Get What You Want With More Persuasive Speaking–Pt. 2

We need to be highly persuasive to get what we want and need out of life. Especially in our very competitive environment. My prior post discusses what may be making you less persuasive. Are you looking for a new job and need to interview? Are you wanting to convince someone to go out with you? I am going to show …

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Get What You Want with More Persuasive Speaking

Do people do precisely what you tell them to do when & how you tell them to do it?  Does your boss respect you and ask for your opinion?  Do people listen attentively to you at meetings?  Does your spouse easily agree with you? In other words, are you a persuasive speaker? Think these things are impossible?  They’re not. Being …

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Stressless Holiday Conversations, Pt. 2–Dealing with Difficult Relatives

Difficult people are available at any time of year, but during the holidays we get together with more people & we have the extra stress of needing to get lots done in little time. Dealing with difficult relatives is inevitable. Here’s how to deal. You can find the first part of this article right here. How To Improve the Sound …

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3 Quick Tricks to Cure Stage Fright

Are you afraid of public speaking? C’mon, you can admit it. You’re not alone. Studies show that people are more fearful of speaking in public than flying, going bankrupt, or even dying. But know that you can cure your stage fright. There’s no healthy pill yet, but I’ve got some easy solutions for you. Are you petrified to speak in …

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