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Should Melania Trump Speak with an American Accent?

As a Speech & Accent Coach, I often question to what extent…

Deceptively Similar Sounds

Some sounds seem “deceptively similar.” For Koreans, the…
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Executive Presence in Politically Charged Times

Executive Presence Fake news … trade war … children in cages…
Voice Change

How Much Change is Possible?

When it comes to changing your voice, many people don't really…
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Timing is Everything

This is so true of speech. You have to know when you speak quickly,…
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What Makes a Good Warm Up?

I often talk to clients about creating warm ups for their voices,…
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Uhhhhh ... How to Avoid "Filler" Sounds

Many of us want to eliminate the little sounds that we utter…
Challenge Sounds

Challenge Sounds

The biggest mistake many Asian speakers make (Chinese, Filipino,…
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Breath on Air Flow Sounds

Most Asians don’t use enough breath on “air flow” sounds…
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Exaggeration is the New Normal

When I ask clients to “exaggerate” or “elongate” sounds,…
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Sounding Out Words

Most Asian speakers pronounce words as “units”. This means…