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Accent Modification Training
Speaking Clearly for Successful Communication: Pronunciation | MD-037

Date: Course schedule to be announced
Course Length: 1/2 Day (4 hours)
Course Fee: $175.00


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About This Workshop:

Do You Follow The Rules?  Principles for Precise Pronunciation

Clear communication is essential to relating information accurately and efficiently. Speaking in a manner that is easy to hear and understand reduces errors due to miscommunication.

Speech pronunciation is influenced by phonologic rules.  This course will focus on the rules which affect the sound, rhythm and intonation paterns of American English.  It is designed to help speakers improve the clarity and accuracy of their speech.

When you improve the clarity of your speech, you will experience improved communication in the professional setting.  You will be asked to repeat less often, and those listening to you speak will focus on the content of the information you are presenting.   

Workshop Description:

Participants will:

  • Develop awareness of sound features
  • Learn phonologic rules for pronunciation
  • Practice pronunciation differences common to all participants
  • Use key pitch and stress patterns in American English
  • Role-play professional communication situations
  • Identify transfer activities to integrate skills into work and social situations
  • Incorporate vocabulary specific to profession

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, managers, and staff professionals in a variety of fields: Business, Finance, Engineering, Medical, Technology, Human Resources and Customer Service seeking to improve verbal communication skills.


Anne Marie Strauss, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the founder and president of iSpeak Clearly. She works with corporations and individuals in a variety of fields—including education, finance, technology, science and engineering, human resources, sales, medicine, and healthcare—to develop more effective communication skills. With over 20 years of extensive experience, Anne Marie brings innovative and creative methods to the corporate setting. She customizes her instruction to the needs of each individual, allowing them to speak clearly and communicate with confidence.

A New York State licensed speech-language pathologist, Anne Marie holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a NYS Certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and is a certified instructor of the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Method.