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Subscription Accent Reduction Services Add Value to Your Company and Employees

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  At Change Your Accent we believe that effective communication is the driver of success for any business. We have been providing effective accent reduction services for our diverse and multinational corporate partners — including those in technology, health care, finance, and construction for over 20 years. They tell us that using our innovative program has resulted in increased employee engagement, improvements in productivity, better staff retention, and greater customer satisfaction. Change Your Accent Consulting has now developed a simple, cost effective way for companies, large and small, to access culturally sensitive accent reduction services allowing employees to learn independently...

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Can Accent Reduction Improve Your Career?

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I was reading an interesting article today about a journalist, Jessica Evans, with a “Scouse” accent (think Paul McCartney and the BEATLES) who felt that her accent had adversely impacted her career in many ways, both obvious and more subversive. She had moved from Liverpool to London to begin her career as a journalist with excitement. We all have strong emotional attachments to our accents related to our friends, family and identity but the accent discrimination she faced when leaving home caused her to become conflicted about her accent. Once arriving in the big city she had variously been asked...

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Accent Reduction Courses – Tools for Improving English Speaking Skills

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The group of medical professionals including nurses, doctors and physiotherapists filed into the meeting room, wondering what to expect from the accent reduction course that they had been asked to attend by their employer. Some looked nervous and others were doubtful. As the group described some of their negative experiences as a result of their accents, they were emotional. Upon graduation, one nurse had been told by her counsellor, that she should retrain for a different career because of her “thick accent”. A doctor told of his embarrassment, when a group of interns laughed at him when his intended inspirational...

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