* Communication coaching for leadership development: an exciting research-based idea generation facilitation technique, meeting management, executive presence, improving communication with employees, listening and quesHow can we help you?tioning 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.
*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.
* Job interview coaching
* 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.)
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
We now offer a 20% discount on a package of 7 or more hourly sessions to be used within 12 months; this package is for one individual only. This is a limited time offer.
Corporate and other group packages are also available; ask us about them!
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 other countries is also available in many cases. In-person coaching is also available, in Durham, NC (USA).
Katie Schwartz, CCC-SLP has a master's degree in speech-language pathology and over 20 years of experience in coaching professionals. 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.
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!
Guarantee: first hour of coaching for an individual refunded if he or she is not satisfied.
Many companies pay for professional development for communication skills, especially if a motivated employee requests it. All coaching is customized to your needs. An estimate for the total number of sessions is available after the first session, on request. Coaching is available in person and virtually (for residents of selected states, based on state regulations, and many other countries)
Pay for session prior to the appointment. You will be sent an invoice on request.
This is a terrific option for people who want several sessions of individual coaching for their first speech or event and then want to practice before additional speeches or events. This package may be used only by one individual. Unused sessions expire at the end of 12 months from purchase date. This is a special offer for a limited time; any packages already purchased will of course be honored.
Tell us about your need for group coaching or for individual coaching of multiple employees. Do you need coaching of employees in public speaking, pronunciation improvement, idea-generation strategies or other needs before upcoming meetings? Contact us!
These concise e-books are full of practical tips that can be implemented easily !
Discover what questions to ask before you write your presentation, techniques for stage fright, 8 ways to start the presentation powerfully, the single question your audience most wants you to answer about any topic, why the first 30 seconds are crucial, how to transition between topics, strategies to end memorably, ways to answer difficult questions, plus more!
Learn how to choose someone to talk with, start, continue and graciously end conversations. This is a vital business skill!
Learn the basics about 18 essential communication skills leaders need today. These skills include conflict resolution, employee interviewing and orientation, listening skills, meeting management, tactful ways to say “no”, questions to consider when making decisions, relationship building, coaching employees, and much more!
Here are 77 practical communication strategies that are easy to implement. From the words you say to how and when you say them, professional communication can make a difference!
The best speech rate is the rate at which people understand you easily. If you are tired of listeners giving you confused looks or asking you to slow down, discover a practical method most fast talkers can use to slow your rate of speech! (Note: This method is not appropriate for people with neurological disorders.)
This soft-cover book covers 18 career options that combine speech therapy plus another field. A self-help questionnaire is included. The shipping charge in the USA is $10. Only a limited number of copies of this book are available.
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