‘The biggest single factor effecting people’s first impression of you is your speech and accent.’
Whether you like it or not, the reality is that your accent and quality of speech matters. Are you a pleasure to listen to, or do people keep asking you to repeat yourself? Are you someone that a potential employer would trust to represent their business?
Developing a clear and professional accent can be the difference between potential clients and employers saying ‘yes’ and them choosing your compteitor.
English Pronunciation doesn’t just effect career prospects. As one client put it – ‘If you think about the issues a language learner faces in their lifetime, its horrendous way to live. Speaking clearly is fundamental to happy life and has to be taken really seriously.’. It can be embarrassing and demoralising to constantly have people asking you to repeat yourself, especially in-front of others. One of the most common effects of poor pronunciation is a lack of confidence.
The vast majority of people never pay attention to pronounciation and accent, and as a result, they suffer when living and working internationally. Whether it’s as serious as confusing words like ‘fork’ and ‘f*ck’, or more about refining your speech and intonation, investing in your pronounciation will put you ahead of the competition and give you a better quality of life. A true pleasure to do business with.
There are 1.7 billion people currently learning English around the world. The demand for quality English speech has never been greater. Make yours stand out.