Stress Simplified

Are you tired of being asked to repeat yourself and wondering why? Want to speak English more clearly and effectively, especially in professional and academic environments? Would you like to feel more confident and trust that people will definitely understand what you say in English? Are you ready to simplify the accent reduction process and learn precisely what you need to do to sound more natural? Know this: You have the power to improve how you sound when you speak English. Even if reducing your accent seems time-consuming, challenging, or impossible right now. Does this sound like you? You’ve been speaking English for years. You may even live and work in the United States or Canada already! Your language ability is good, even excellent. The problem is not your vocabulary or your fluency. You just know you don't sound like a native speaker. You sound choppy or robotic while native speakers sound so expressive and musical . You're tired of being asked to repeat yourself and wondering if it's your words or your accent . You’re frustrated because you can express yourself clearly and intelligently in your native language. When you speak your language, people always tell you how well-spoken you are, and you feel relaxed, confident, and comfortable. You want this feeling in English. You want to sound more natural in English, maybe even as good as a native speaker. You want to feel comfortable speaking up in conversations, meetings, and discussions, knowing that your ideas, not your accent, will be heard. You want to feel confident that your words will be understood. I get it... You want to feel included and fit in when having conversations in English, without feeling the need to apologize for your accent or worrying about having to repeat yourself. When you're with the people closest to you, you don't stress about your accent. They don't even seem to notice it. But at work, you are constantly presenting your ideas to native speakers. Meetings, conference calls, lectures, conferences, and networking events, even happy hour - you want to be sure you're speaking clearly and effectively. After all, that first impression counts: you want other people to feel completely certain that they understand you. You want to have a more-natural sounding accent, but you're worried it's going to take too long to get there. After all, you've been speaking English for so many years already. You're surrounded by English. Isn't that enough? (If it were, you wouldn't be here.) Don't worry, I'll help you get there. You’re in the right place! Chances are you've spent plenty of time and energy troubleshooting your accent over the years. With so many resources on the internet, you're probably aware of how you want to sound and have a vague idea of how to get there. (For example, if you've taken my free email course , you are already off to a good start.) I've never worked with someone who was completely new to the process. Most people have tried lots of methods: working with books and recordings, exploring YouTube videos and online resources, and maybe even investing in one-to-one coaching or tutoring. So why has nothing worked so far? Is it you? Is it worth your effort? You're probably tired of spending time, money, and energy and not getting results. I would be too. Quite honestly, the accent reduction process can seem overwhelming.  Let me guide you. Most resources focus on fixing the way you pronounce certain sounds. While this is helpful when you're just starting to learn English, by the time you're proficient or even fluent, this can be a serious distraction. Speaking English like a native speaker is primarily about learning how to more consistently stress words by emphasizing certain syllables. It's about gaining control of your pitch, varying your volume, and lengthening certain syllables to speak clearly and effectively . It's about understanding how to bring extra attention to the most important words so that you sound less choppy and more fluid and your meaning is completely clear. It's about noticing, absorbing, and producing the stress patterns in words so that native speakers can more easily understand you (and you can understand them, too). After nine years working with non-native speakers, I've developed a curriculum that consistently leads to results . My clients mention again and again that I explain ways to produce sounds or shape their mouths that other accent trainers just haven't taught them before . (See some of their comments below!) By following my methods, they sound more natural and less robotic, more expressive and less monotone, more clear and easy to understand. And now you can get these same results through a self-guided program. Stress Simplified is straightforward and easy-to-follow. You can complete the program on your own schedule , but you'll get the best results with consistent practice over 4-6 weeks. If you’ve been hanging around here for even a little while, you’ve heard me say it a million times: What’s the number one thing you can do to sound more like an American? Consistently stress your words. Here's why: Word stress helps native English speakers understand you . Word stress ensures you use technical or academic words correctly. Word stress gives you time to move through all of the shapes required to pronounce words accurately. Sentence stress is required to create the natural rhythm of English. Sentence stress helps you emphasize the key parts of your sentence. Sentence stress is essential for clearly communicating your emotions and attitude through intonation. The reasons most non-native speakers avoid improving their word and sentence stress? They're not sure which syllable to stress, they have no idea that there are patterns they can learn, and they haven't yet developed an awareness of the rhythm that comes naturally to native speakers. This program is going to simplify all of that for you. I'll guide you through everything you need to know about how to move your mouth and what to pay attention to so that you sound more like a native speaker. Then you'll practice with short but effective practice exercises designed to stretch and shape your mouth and increase your sensitivity to stress patterns in words and phrases that you're very likely to use in professional and academic settings. If you put in the work, and practice at least one exercise each day, you will see results. Even better, if you take my suggestions and make what you learn in this course relevant to your real life needs, goals, and desires, you’ll feel more confident in the situations where your accent truly counts. Here's what's included in Stress Simplified: Permanent access to a private course site that you can access anytime Video lessons, 33 MP3 exercises, and 134-page PDF guidebook with complete transcripts MP3 and PDF downloads so that you can work on reducing your accent when you're offline or traveling Motivational emails and guidance to keep you on track A 30-day bootcamp to guide you step-by-step through the practice exercises Access to all updates and improvements to the program Private community where you get direct access to me so you get your questions answered Joining now and starting right away means you can finally feel more confident about how you sound in 2018. What My Clients Are Saying Kim has an engaging and practical way of teaching sounding natural. She is big on "musicality" of English so she trained me hard on intonation and length of pronunciation. She has phenomenal ears that could single out the subtle differences in my accent. -Carol, China (living in the US) After working with you, I feel more confident interacting with people. I can now use my English to get into a deeper conversation, but I wasn’t able to do that before because I was constantly worried about my accent. I’m not a perfectionist anymore, once I got rid of the idea of being a perfectionist, I’m actually one step closer to being more perfect. -Nikki, Japan (living in the US) You can browse through the course outline below! Please be sure to review the Terms and Conditions , Privacy Policy , and Online Course, Program, and Coaching Policies .
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Clarity Consultation

Ready for honest feedback on your accent and how you sound when speaking?
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