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Conversational skills

Conversational skills

Conversational skills


Most Americans use direct speech in their business communication. It is especially important in medical, legal , business crises, and emergency management situations.

However, if you are a direct communicator and your supervisor is not, try phrasing your comments with these openers: What would you think of ..., Have you ever considered..., and What if we...?

Business Speech Improvement offers coaching in conversational skills for business, including speaking directly or indirectly.


Conversational skills

Conversational skills


Record yourself and listen to the final sounds of your words. Often final blends (such as "sk" in ask, "st" as in best, and "ing" as in walking), are unclear.  Other people speak very fast. We analyze the errors and help you correct them in our diction coaching.

Nervous about public speaking?

American English pronunciation improvement: the "cc"

American English pronunciation improvement: the "cc"


Stage fright is common. Often it is caused by not knowing how to give a presentation, poor preparation ora previous bad experience, We coach beginners and experienced speakers in public speaking!

American English pronunciation improvement: the "cc"

American English pronunciation improvement: the "cc"

American English pronunciation improvement: the "cc"


When is "cc" pronounced like "ks" and when is it pronounced like "kk"? It is said as "kk" in these words: soccer, accent, occasion, or accuse, . The "cc" is spoken as "ks" in other words, as in accident, access,  or vaccine.

We coach professionals in diction; proper #pronunciation makes your message more understandable!

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Get help through customized professional coaching or instantly-available concise e-guides on the topics that matter to you: public speaking, diction, accent modification, executive communication skills for leadership development, communication for sales and customer service, and slowing your rate of speech. Interview coaching is available as well.

About Us

Comprehensive Speech Coaching

I'm a "one-stop speech spot" (and yes, I can teach you the secret to saying it correctly, fast!). I help companies with multiple communication improvement needs, as well as individuals who start with one need and then want coaching in another area. Afterwards, many clients report increased self-confidence as well as better skills! 

Our Map to Success

After you schedule your appointment and pay, you will hear back within 12 hours with a  zoom.us invitation for your first session. 

We will start by talking about your needs and time-frame, and assess your skills. We develop a plan and start working immediately on at least one skill - all in the first hour! Job interviewing coaching is done even faster, and usually takes a total of  1 - 1.5 hours.  Improvement in other communication skills depends on a variety of factors; ask us for an estimate of time needed.

About Business Speech Improvement

Katie Schwartz, MA, CCC-SLP, director of Business Speech Improvement is a certified speech-language pathologist and has over 20 years of experience in working with professionals in many fields. Clients may be companies or individual professionals. Coaching is done online. It is available by appointment only; Sunday sessions are offered. 


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Business Speech Improvement Durham, NC 27704US

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