Offering you the widest variety of communication coaching services to meet your need

Business Speech Improvement

We provide communication coaching for leaders, public speaking and more.We provide communication coaching for leaders, public speaking and more.We provide communication coaching for leaders, public speaking and more.We provide communication coaching for leaders, public speaking and more.

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What's your biggest communication challenge? We offer coaching in presentation skills, pronunciation improvement, idea generation and innovation, and other leadership skills, small talk/conversational skills, professional listening skills and asking of targeted questions.

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Get individual and small group coaching in person, and virtual coaching (in many cases), as well as concise e-books. We are based ib Durham, NC (USA).

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Your needs determine your program with us.

We ask you four important questions.

1. What do you want to learn?

2.When is your deadline for learning these skills, if any?

3. How do you want to learn, in-person in Durham, NC or virtually?

4. What level of services do you need to make this learning most successful:

deluxe (for those in the C-Suite and others who are exceptionally busy), business-class, or economy?


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What do you want to learn? Our Services


Communication techniques for leadership development:  an exciting  choice of options to fit your needs:  research-based idea generation/innovation facilitation technique, improving meeting management, executive presence, improving communication with employees, listening and questioning techniques, and more


* Accent modification for bilingual/multilingual professionals, in research, sales, , experts who appear in the media, medicine, engineering,  and other fields.  In some cases, 1-3 day seminars  in Durham, NC   can be arranged for individuals and groups who prefer in-person coaching before attending meetings in the USA. Accent modification online can be done with two learners in the same room.


*Diction coaching for native American English speakers, which is especially recommended for members of the media, public speakers, and pod-casters. This also includes coaching in learning to speak slower, if needed.


* Public speaking instruction for both beginning and experienced speakers. Make your audience's first impression of you a great impression!


*Special communication skills not listed here, such as coaching in  talking to supervisors and other authority figures more effectively.


* E-books and one soft-cover book on public speaking, executive communication skills,  making small talk, diction, speaking more slowly, sales and customer service, coping with a hearing impairment, and Alternative Career Options for Speech-Language Pathologists.

(See below for details on ordering these.)

Testimonials from past clients

Katie helped me improve my speaking dramatically in a remarkably efficient amount of time.  She was extremely accommodating of my schedule arranging video calls early in the morning and on weekends as required.  She immediately recognized my opportunities for improvement from a short video recording of a previous speaking engagement and designed simple and effective exercises to help me.  I am a much more effective speaker, trainer, and coach due to Katie's guidance.  My only regret is not having hired her years ago.  Having become of aware of the significant improvement, I believe that anyone who communicates verbally with others would be mistaken not to engage Katie as a coach.to loyal ones.  Neil Glatt


After completing the 3-days speech coaching program with Mrs. Schwartz, I felt more comfortable about my pronunciation and speaking skills. Her methods of teaching are customized to every person's needs. I also improved my speaking skills in public speaking, social conversations and business related terms. I recommend Katie Schwartz to anyone who needs to make their pronunciation and speaking skills better. Jenniffer Ferreira


Katie has helped a number of our folks with a variety of business-communication improvement needs, including such areas as accent modification, leadership communication, and speech-rate reduction.  I have always found her to be a consummate professional  with a wealth of knowledge and experience in her field  H Lynn Clark, McKee Foods

Our Deluxe, Business-class and Economy packages offer attractive options to meet your needs.

 Corporate and other group packages are also available; ask us about them! 

FAQ

How much time do I need to spend practicing the exercises? 

We recognize you are a busy adult. A small amount of time spent practicing daily is better than a longer time spent once a week.


What are  the most important factors in whether a person improves? 

Motivation to improve and frequent practice sessions, even if short, are essential.


Do you offer online or virtual coaching?

 Yes, for residents of most states (depending on state regulations).  If we can't help you virtually, and you can't come to NC, we will help you find a qualified coach. Coaching to residents of most other countries is available.  In-person coaching is also available, in Durham, NC (USA).


About Us

Katie Schwartz, CCC-SLP

Katie Schwartz, CCC-SLP

Katie Schwartz, CCC-SLP has a master's degree in speech-language pathology and over 20 years of experience in coaching professionals in many fields, including research, medicine, nursing, IT, education, engineering and more. The author of 4 books and 7 e-books on communication, Ms. Schwartz is a pioneer in her field of corporate speech pathology. She is the founder of the international Corporate Speech Pathology Network. 

"You mean I've been saying it wrong for 15 years?!"

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We offer customized coaching, based on your professional vocabulary and communication needs. It all applies to you, which is more motivating and can mean faster progress. Many clients spontaneously report increased self-confidence as well as better communication skills!

What could better communication do for your future?

Better communication skills can give you more options for your future. Contact us now!

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