October 8, 2014
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Price: $25
Executive Breakfast Series
iSpeak Clearly - Accent Modification Solutions
Communication Skills for Career Success
In today's global economy, successful communication skills are vital. The ability to converse clearly and effectively is critical. Accent modification embraces cultural diversity in the workforce while facilitating clarity in verbal communication.
Success largely depends upon one's ability to communicate clearly and effectively. "It's not what you say - but how you say it." Have your message be understood the first time you say it. Accent modification is a method designed to help speakers improve the clarity and accuracy of their spoken American English.
This 2-hr workshop is an overview and will focus on several steps required to replace existing speech habits with new habits. Develop clear, effective communication skills. Attendees will acquire strategies to reduce a foreign accent or regional dialect through changes in sound pronunciation, rhythm, intonation patterns and grammar. Vocal quality and projection will also be addressed.
- Overview of Accents and Accent Modification
- Speech Habits
- Sound Pronunciation Change Activities
- Vocal Quality and Projection
- Tools for Speaking Clearly on the Telephone, at Meetings and Presentations
- Practice Suggestions
Who Should Attend:
Employees and Individuals in a variety of fields including but not limited to Business, Finance, Engineering, Medical, Technology, and Customer Service seeking:
- Accent modification/reduction and regional dialect modification
- Clear communication training
- Improvement of presentation and meeting skills
Corporate Education & Training • Advanced Energy Center • Research & Development Park
1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044