Adjusting your accent

Do you feel your accent is holding you back professionally?

Do you often have to repeat yourself?

You want to be more easily understood, but without losing your roots?

Do you feel at a disadvantage talking to your boss?  Your colleagues? - Your customers??

Whether you're from another continent, another country, or just another county, having a different accent can make you feel uncomfortable - especially if people have trouble understanding you.

 

Accent is an important part of who you are and adds flavour for the listener.  But if people have trouble understanding you, it becomes a barrier.

 

And if YOU find it a problem then it needs dealing with before it gets in the way of work and social life.

 

All languages and dialects use slightly different mouth shapes.  Often changing just two key sounds can make all the difference to your speech as a whole - you become easy to understand, but you still sound like you!   

 

For actors, learning a different dialect or accent for a play script, or film audition, the approach is the same - practising a different way to 'wear your mouth'.

 

Accents and dialects are fun - to find out how to modify yours, just contact me.

"Jane is a marvel, what she does is magic. She helps me every time with my accent training, I cannot recommend her enough. She has a real ability to make you believe you can do anything. "

 

Natalie Gavin 

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