The Lowdown: Improve Your Speech - US English

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Useful tips to help achieve a more professional level of speech
Our speech and voice can say as much about us as the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or even the newspapers and magazines we read
Used properly, speech can help us to achieve a greater level of success. Improve Your Speech is not about individual accents - it is about clarity in our communication skills.
We live and work in a global market – but English is still regarded as the international language of business. Clear speech sends out the message ‘I am in control, I can take charge,’ inspiring confidence in those around you. Improve Your Speech will help you maximize your potential, making you a greater asset to your company and your profession.
‘The Lowdown: Improve Your Speech’ is ideal for those who are long on ambition, but short on time. In an effective but light-hearted talk, you will be taken through easy exercises and given helpful hints and top tips on how best to use your voice and tidy up your speech, giving you confidence and helping you to make the best impression possible – whether at work or when socializing.
It is aimed primarily at those who have American English as their first language, but it is also useful for those with English as their second language.
Topics covered include:
• Valley of the Lost Consonants
• Incomprehensible Vowel syndrome
• Reconnectin’ with your word endings
• Learning, like, not to like, say ‘like’
• Losing those upward inflections!
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