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 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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How to nail a pitch with these 5 simple communication tools

Pitching is a word that can strike fear into the heart of even the most shrewd business person. If it doesn’t come naturally to you, the thought of standing in front of an audience, selling...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 22, 2019

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Hats off to Harry - born to be Royal

Prince Harry used to be the naughty prince, the nation’s younger brother, who was known more for his passion for partying than for typically Royal behaviour. And yet after some hair raising times in...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: November 12, 2018

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How Elocution Helps In The Workplace

We are used to the idea of measuring our efficiency in our jobs; we have KPI’s for our performance, specific metrics we need to achieve and regular reviews with our bosses and/or team. But how much...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 30, 2017

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Good Elocution Improves Authority At Work

Do you want to build respect in the workplace and improve your authority when you are speaking? Look at both your verbal and your non-verbal communication.

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 25, 2017

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Why Mumbling Affects Communication At Work

Have you ever wondered how to stop mumbling? And do you know why you should? Mumbling gives your listeners the impression that you don't really believe in what you are saying. And therefore it's...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 23, 2017

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Elocution - Or How To Speak Clearly

Elocution is a rather dated notion nowadays and it's often associated with a certain way of speaking. This "received pronunciation" is a slightly posher but very neutral way of speaking; however,...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 19, 2017

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Accent softening: let's talk about vowels

Vowels have a greater impact on accents than we think. When looking into accent softening, it is at first important to understand that it'sno mean feat!

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 20, 2016

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Empower your speech by using vowels

The delivery of what you say can make all the difference in how your audience remembers you - for both the right and wrong reasons! Remember that lacklustre speech you endured that almost sent you...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 12, 2016

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