Global Accent Modification Course

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. --Maya Angelou

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

--Maya Angelou

This is an intensive bi-weekly course for companies with a large global work force who have a good grasp of English vocabulary and who want to speak more naturally with more clarity and better articulation. If you have a team who has difficulty being understood, especially when it comes to business, medical, scientific or technical terminology, this in-depth workshop can help.

The course will cover an overview of the use of the vocal apparatus and how sounds are made, the music and rhythm of English speech patterns, stress and emphasis, colloquialisms and idioms, homonyms and homophones as well as practice exercises. The group size for this course is flexible, as is the scheduling.  

Recommended Time Commitment: sixteen sessions, bi-weekly, two hours each.

Recommended Group Size: flexible, but the larger the group the less individual attention.

Born in the U.S.A Regionalism Workshop

Especially helpful for teams of people who do a lot of business nationally over phone and teleconference where your voice is your only identifier, this is a four week course to help identify regional sounds that are potentially undermining, and to replace them with more neutral, "Mid Atlantic" pronunciation.   

Recommended Time Commitment: four sessions, two hours each.

Recommended Group Size: flexible, but the larger the group the less individual attention.

Vocal Strength Package

For people on your team with big ideas and small voices. Breathing, stretching the vocal chords, projecting the voice, using the body as a resonator and general articulation are all on the table in this course.

Recommended Time Commitment: four sessions, two hours each.

Recommended Group Size:

flexible, but the larger the group the less individual attention.

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Stacee does an excellent job not only demonstrating great speaking skills herself, but also in explaining how and why her methods work. She helped me to apply them in my first session with her, and with just a little practice I felt much more confident and comfortable in front of the room. Her warm, open personality made me feel safe and supported-two things I need dearly when practicing public speaking. I would highly recommend working with Stacee if you want to improve your presentation skills or even if you just want to improve the way you’re perceived by others.
— Danielle Kort