Triangle Speech Services is the private, professional practice of Judith L. Bergman, a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) who specializes in foreign accent and regional dialect modification and related communication skills. I offer customized, individual tutorials to corporate-sponsored and self-enrolled individuals who speak English fluently but with moderate to severe accents that create challenges and frustrations in the workplace.
The men and women who have enrolled in accent modification training with me in the last twelve years have already demonstrated a
passion for their chosen professional fields,
for providing expertise to serve their companies, clients or customers.
They have come to this country, some alone and some with a spouse and have
to overcome many challenges
including improving their mastery of American English and learning more about American culture and customs. In short, they have demonstrated great "
i.e. great potential for further success yet many seemed "stuck" in mid-career.
After their free phone consultation and their Information Session, each decided that we offered a great
to have a whole new experience of
They learned that spoken words and sentences are acoustic or sound patterns that have instantaneous meaning to native listeners. Accents distort these patterns and slow down or sometimes completely block understanding. They learned to "hear" the sound patterns of words and sentences instead of "seeing" them spelled. They learned the correct speech muscle movements. They learned that when they pronounced words correctly, it sounded and felt "weird and strange" at first. They learned that speech habits can only be changed through guided and persistent practice
Let's think about the personal qualities of my most successful clients. Can you agree that these are life skills that you can also cultivate?