Accent Reduction Training with a Coach

Accent Reduction Training with a Coach 

Why don't people understand me?

Why don’t people understand me?

Do you wonder why your American colleagues and friends don’t always understand you when you speak English?

Do you find that people continually ask you to repeat what you said?

Do people seem to “give up” on talking to you after a few minutes?

Time to stop struggling on your own!

It’s time to stop struggling on your own! Find out why your foreign accent is creating problems for you by contacting an accent reduction coach.

How working with an accent reduction coach will help you

Here are 4 reasons why working with an accent reduction coach is the most effective way to reduce your foreign accent:

  1. When you work with a coach, you’ll understand exactly why Americans don’t  always understand you.
  2. When you work with a coach, you’ll learn specific techniques you can use to make noticeable changes.
  3. When you work with a coach, you’ll get the personal feedback you need in order to speak with clarity.
  4. When you work with a coach, you’ll receive customized lessons* focusing on the way you communicate.

Research says that communication skills are more important

According to research conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 93 percent of business and nonprofit leaders surveyed consider critical thinking and communication skills to be more important than a person’s undergraduate major when it comes to hiring.

Obviously, clear communication is a skill you need to have.

Career success 

Motivated professionals frequently choose to work with an accent reduction coach because they understand that clear and engaging communication will allow them to

  • be more employable
  • articulate their ideas
  • connect with others
  • make a difference in the workplace

They understand that clear American English is critical if they want to experience unlimited success in their careers.

Fast, cheap & easy

Kicking your American English communication skills up to the next level, (or up a few levels as many of my clients do), is not fast, cheap or easy.

As my business mentor, Seth Godin says~

Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Fast, easy, guaranteed**

…pick none.

That’s the work that’s worth doing.

Improving the way you communicate takes time. It’s an investment in your future success. It’s absolutely the work worth doing.

Invest in yourself

I won’t tell you that my programs are fast, cheap and easy. I won’t tell you that “your accent will go away”. I trust that you know better than to believe that.

But I do guarantee ** that my customized coaching program will enable you to speak American English in a way that Americans will understand.

I will work with you until you get it. I’m fully invested in your communication success. If you are.

Susan Ryan~Accent reduction coach

If you’re an international professional who’s committed to improving your personal communication skills, working with an accent reduction coach is the most effective strategy to get where you want to be.

I specialize in helping people working in technology, research, teaching and finance communicate in a way that Americans find clear, professional and engaging.

To learn more about me and my accent reduction coaching programs, click About at the top of this page.

* Not all accent coaches provide customized lessons and master lists. Be sure to ask about this when choosing a coach.

** Read the fine print on guarantees whenever you chose a program

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