We all have to make presentations – reports, proposals, budget requests, technical papers – but no matter how persuasive the material, your presentation is what sells it or doesn’t. You may not be fully understood and that can keep people from appreciating your work. We have helped many clients with accent reduction and cross-cultural communication.
As part of the Center for Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking for the Professional is involved in both international and domestic-international programs. Whether you have an international background and you need help understanding American culture, or you are an American working in international circles, we can help you navigate your situation with private coaching.
Even though some individuals have spent years becoming experts in their fields, they may have difficulty advancing in their careers due to an overly strong accent. We can help with personalized instruction on pronunciation, vocal mechanics, and intonation. We can also coach you on word choice – finding the best words to get your message across. Ultimately, you will leave coaching sessions better able to express yourself clearly and confidently.
Other individuals – who similarly have invested years in becoming an authority in their line of business – may be taking on responsibilities in another country, or working with international clients. Although it is exciting, it can also be baffling when things go poorly. “What did I say?” you may think. “Did I offend them?” Having worked with people from around the globe, our coaches can help you understand cultural differences and how you can connect better.
We provide one-on-one coaching to help you understand cross-cultural issues and to help you communicate clearly, comfortably and effectively in any situation.
Personal and Professional Coaching:
- Accent Reduction
- Immersion in American Culture
- Working Cross-Culturally
- Image/Body Language
- Media Appearances
- Executive Coaching