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?
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.)
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!
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).
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.
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!
Our deluxe package includes customized coaching on your chosen topic, materials and 4 free e-books, all sent to your address. Reminders to practice are also included if desired. This package is intended for members of the C-Suite and others whose time may be especially valuable. Deluxe coaching offers the most varied time options. Press a red "Contact us" button to tell us of your needs and to ask about the deluxe package. Fee: 4 hours of coaching, 4 free e-books from our web are $740.
This package includes customized coaching and one free e-book below on a topic of your choice. Once weekly reminders to practice will be e-mailed on request. Learners will receive recommendations of specific materials to purchase. Press a red "Contact us" button to tell us of your needs and to ask about the Business-class package! Investment: 4 hours if coaching for USD $660 OR 10 hours of coaching over one year's time for USD $1575.00. Many companies will pay for communication coaching as professional development on request.
This package rate includes customized coaching on topics of the learner's choice. The learner will receive recommendations of specific materials to purchase, if desired, to enhance learning. Press a red "Contact us" button to tell us about your situation! Hourly rates for individual coaching are $125/hour; starting Jan 1, 2020, hourly rates will increase to $150/hour. 2019 package rate for sessions to be held in 2019: 5 sessions for $500. 2020 package rate: 5 sessions for $650.
To enroll for any of these three packages, click any of the red buttons throughout this website and tell about your needs. Ms, Schwartz will contact you to learn more and then will advise you whether she can help you.
Payment is via Paypal at paypal.com; payments are made there to info@BusinessSpeechImprovement.com .
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 ! After payment, the link to the product will be sent to you within 12 hours. Alternative Career Options for Speech-Language Pathologists, a soft-cover book, will be sent priority mail; you will be notified when it has shipped.
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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Business Speech Improvement Durham, NC 27704 USA
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