What Do Americans Think About Foreign Accents?
In my accent reduction coaching program, I often discuss this question with my clients.
This is what I tell them….
Many Americans LIKE accents.
In fact many of us think that foreign accents are are really cool.
Speaking with an accent makes you sound different and unique.
However, if your accent is so heavy that it prohibits people from understanding you.
That can create breakdowns in communication.
Accents are Okay
Accents are okay as long as your speech is still easy for us to understand.
Americans, just like everyone, prefer speech that’s easy to process.
We Want to Understand You!
Most Americans don’t feel comfortable when someone’s foreign accent prevents us from understanding they said.
We want to understand your insights and ideas! You may have to adjust your speech, in order to help us do that.
Find Out Why Your Accent Might Be Getting in the Way
In my Accent Assessment, you’ll find out exactly why Americans don’t understand you when you speak. You’ll find out exactly what you can do to change this.
You don’t need to eliminate your accent.
But you may want to make changes that will allow Americans to understand you much more easily
Make 2015 the year you start communicating more effectively. My Accent Assessment is an excellent first step!