Accent & Speaking Style Programs
Are you constantly repeating yourself? Are you ignored in meetings or lack confidence in getting your message across? Perhaps you have new life goals and want to project a totally new image? Whatever your need, ClearSpeak will tailor a speech and voice training program just for you.
If English is your second language, is your accented English a problem? We are specialists in bringing about meaningful accent change and have a 25 year record of success.
- Accent change (for either Non-English or English background speakers)
- Pronunciation improvement for mumbled speech
- Adjustment of very fast speech
- Greater variety of intonation to create impact
- Assertive voice
- Voice projection and the technique for ‘safe’ loud speech
- Enhancement of voice quality (changing strident, breathy, nasal or high pitched speech)
- Style change to better reflect your chosen sexual orientation
If so, a ClearSpeak program will help you reach your goal.
- The impact of your body language during discussions
- Your listening skills and how you share “air time”
You can enhance both your group presentation and personal interaction style by learning to apply these skills more effectively.
The assessment session takes one and a half hours and is supplemented by six questionnaires completed beforehand by your colleagues or friends. They are encouraged to provide candid comments on your speaking style as they are returned directly to ClearSpeak. This feedback is shared anonymously with you during discussion of your results.
A substantial part of your session is spent giving you direct feedback on areas for improvement and providing insight into the impact your various style features have on others. This means you take away useful information you can action even if you do not go on to pursue training in specific areas. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed with training following your assessment.
- Six Week Program
Usually suitable for those wishing to improve voice, speed of speech, intonation and body language. If accented speech is an issue, then a longer program is required.
- Twelve Week Program
Usually suitable for those seeking to improve clarity of pronunciation or modify the impact of foreign or regional accent. Those who speak English as a second language will require a program of this length.
Programs begin with a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of your speaking style. This is followed by the recommended number of training sessions of one hour each. Sessions are generally held once a week to enable you to apply and consolidate what you have learnt. A short review session may be held three or four months after your program to review progress and provide you with feedback for further learning.
The program fee includes all ClearSpeak recorded audio exercises and printed materials. Progress reports are provided for corporate sponsors if required.
For those keen to get started with their own training, see our complete training instruction book Perfect Pronunciation.
To assist us with your enquiry, please state the type of program you are seeking. We provide training to suit two different needs:
Corporate clients – sponsored by your employer and held at your place of work. Ask for a Standard Program
Self-financed clients – arranged by you and held at our Hunters Hill office. Ask for a Flexi-Program
We will be glad to send you the relevant information and give you an indication of possible training times for the program you require.