Listen and find out. Syllables are omitted in these words. As a non-native English speaker, I am sure you have practiced hard articulating every syllable in a word. But, there are actually many words in which a middle syllable is omitted. There are over 25 commonly used words that are pronounced in this way. Are…

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Good communication skills are an important part of any successful business, from customer service to employee direction and interaction. The result of miscommunication can have a staggering effect on a company’s bottom line. David Grossman reported in his article “The Cost of Poor Communications,” a company with 100, 000 employees averages a loss of $62.4…

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English is a tricky language because there are so many exceptions to rules of pronunciation and grammar. Pronunciation is tricky because the English alphabet has 26 letters in the alphabet, but most experts agree there are 44 different letter sounds! A fluent English speaker must learn all 44 sounds and be able to predict when…

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Accent Modification training is our signature service at Triad Speech Consultants. This training helps adults who speak with a foreign or regional accent change their speech so they speak confidently and effectively. This program may be delivered individually or in a small group setting. Skills addressed include pronunciation, intonation, rate of speech, voice projection, vocabulary,…

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