Sometimes our most valuable resources are employees who speak with non-standard American English pronunciation. Your employee may have the best knowledge, sales skills, technical expertise or leadership potential, but be hampered by his or her ability to use clear and effective communication. Research shows that listeners are biased against speakers with foreign accents, and are less likely to judge the content of their speech as true and correct.
People who seek to improve their communication skills with accent modification are more likely to be willing to take on challenges, improve overall productivity and address other areas of professional growth. After completing individualized speech modification training, employees are more confident, more effective in all areas of communication, and more culturally competent. Skills gained are maintained over time and generalize to new contexts. Interpersonal communication, telephone skills and client-facing interactions improve due to improved communication and confidence.
An investment for your employees in Speech Modification will benefit all parties involved. Get started today.