Accent Softening

We often find that our global clients, who have a multi national work force, ask us to help with accent issues.  English is the language of business but it is often spoken by non-native speakers. Moreover, their audience may also contain people for whom English is a second or third language. All this can lead to communication problems.

We can help those who feel their accents prevent them from communicating with clarity. We do this with our accent softening work. 

Accent softening is not about getting rid of an accent.  It is about assessing the key features of the accent that is impeding communication, and giving the speaker exercises to overcome that problem.

Feedback from our Communication Coaching Programme

The voice coaching sessions over the last two months have definitely helped me to get a much better understanding that my voice can be absolutely critical in getting the message across. I now feel in control of how I speak.

Wonderful. I have learned how to moderate and adjust my voice to the different settings – large groups, speaking as a leader, small groups as a team member, one on one settings.

An excellent, instructive course. I never expect to enjoy these things, but I found myself having such a good time. The games are such a quick way to learn and so much more immediate than the usual lecture. But what I really enjoyed was being let loose on Shakespeare and finding out how to I have never really used my voice.