Why is English pronunciation so difficult for Spanish speakers?

If your mother tongue is Spanish, you may find learning and pronouncing some English words and phrases very challenging. Since many of our Accent Softening clients are Spanish speakers, we thought it...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 13, 2019

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How effective communication can unlock your team's potential

If you have been around the block a few times in business, you will know that effective teams don’t happen by accident. What if the key is communication?

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 31, 2019

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How to release the confident public speaker inside of you

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 25, 2019

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The STAR method: how to improve your interview technique

How many times have you been in an interview situation and the moment you were asked a question, your mind went blank. Instead of the well-formed answer you ought to have given, a stream of panicked...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 2, 2019

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The ultimate guide to giving a wedding speech

It’s been said that a successful wedding speech should make the guests laugh and cry in equal measure, which is what makes the best ones so powerful. It also explains why more than half of wedding...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: June 24, 2019

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Presentation skills: the dos and don’ts of the dreaded Q&A

You’ve finished your presentation and the audience is applauding loudly. You feel a swell of adrenalin and know you’ve done a great job – all that practise was worth it. But now it’s time for the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: June 19, 2019

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Empathy is your superpower: how to be a powerful communicator

Traditionally viewed as a 'soft' or 'feminine' skill, empathy is finally getting the attention it deserves as the most important business skill. But what does empathy really mean, and how canusing...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: June 3, 2019

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The recipe for writing a perfect speech

The phenomenal success of TED talks and the ubiquity of public speaking clips on social media has definitely raised the bar for the rest of us when it comes to presenting. But while perfect delivery,...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: May 27, 2019

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How to speak so that people want to listen - Emma analyses three of her favourite TED Talks

The TED Talk has become a cultural phenomenon. Not only do the speaker videos from the event get viewed over a billion times a year, but they have raised the bar for public speaking everywhere. Death...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: May 17, 2019

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How easy is it to reduce a native accent?

Ok, let’s be honest - a lot of people would be offended by the title of this blog post. Why would anyone want to reduce their native accent? After all, our accents are part of our identity, our own...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: May 6, 2019

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