What We Do

Accent On Business provides public speaking, presentation skills, professional communication skills, and leadership presence. We take the pain and anxiety out of public speaking and difficult conversations. And we show you how to make a meaningful and memorable impact.

Services We Offer

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Leadership
Presence

Command the board room and investor calls, and garner respect from your associates.
Develop your presence to take charge of your image and career.

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Professional
Communications

Communication skills are your single greatest strategy for standing out among peers and growing your career. Learn to handle high-stakes conversations well.

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Public
Speaking

Conquer your fear of public speaking. Present with confidence and style. Wow them. BE the message; don’t just give a message.

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Service Excellence™
Advanced Customer Service

Sometimes an accent or dialect gets in the way of important conversations. It doesn’t have to be that way. We will work with you to get your message heard.

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Leadership Presence

There’s a lot of talk these days about the Power of “Presence”. Leadership Presence involves your intentionality, your emotional intelligence, and your communication prowess. It is a deep awareness of self, others, and what is happening in the corporate environment. It is a combination of stylesubstance, and character.

People often describe a leader with executive presence as having a “vibe”… poised, self-assured, open and humble, yet appropriately assertive, gracious, compassionate to a large degree, and flexible. She exudes control and polish, showing up as poised under pressure and deliberate, with purposeful body language. He is that rare combination of savvy yet approachable. How does one develop these attributes in our frenetic-paced work environments?

Leadership presence training will “unpack” the three elements of style, substance, and character, with practical and ready-to-use strategies. You’ll have just what you need to show up as you intend.

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Professional Communication

Succeed with the 93/7 Rule…and our other techniques.

Did you know that only 7% of what your audience remembers about your message comes from the words you chose to use? Just 7%! And yet we spend so much time choosing and writing our words.

93% of what your audience remembers is due to your:

  • Body Language – Movement and Gestures
  • Facial Expression and Eye Contact
  • Tone of Voice

Get a coach who can help you develop your communication skills in practical, non-threatening, and stress-free ways. Learn to bring out the best in yourself, and to help others understand you better. Be heard. Get the results you desire!

Our Time-tested Methodology

We take a three-faceted approach to helping you master the art of effective professional communication. First, we use an evidence-based diagnostic tool to gain insight into your communication strengths and opportunities. Once you understand and are aware of your strengths and challenges, we give you real-time strategies to effective communication, and we’ll find ways for you to learn and practice these new skills.

You won’t simply learn “theory”. You’ll experience success with our coaches.

Where can you apply these skills? You’ll use these strategies and skills in many aspects of your daily life, including:

  • Networking
  • Business meetings
  • Board rooms and Strategy sessions
  • Happy Hours
  • Social Events
  • Important Interviews
  • Critical Conversations with family (including your spouse and children), colleagues, and friend

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Public Speaking: Persuasive Powerful Presentations & Proposals

Executive Presence for Marketing ProfessionalsWhether we’re talking to our co-workers in a meeting, speaking in front of a charity task force, or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time.  We can do this well or we can do this badly, and the outcome strongly affects the way that people think about us and the actions they take following our presentation. And because we care about these outcomes, public speaking causes almost all of us so much anxiety and concern.

There is good news, though!   First, know that speaking in public is a learnable skill, and even the most disorganized and/or shy can make improvements when you know the techniques to use.  And second, know that “technique breeds confidence”.   With our techniques and guidance, you can master your fear of public speaking, craft memorable remarks and stories, and perform your speech exceptionally well.

Being a good public speaker can enhance your career opportunities, build your image, boost your self-confidence, and influence the decisions of others.

Of course, poor public speaking skills can harm your image, stifle your career opportunities, and even keep you “stuck” in both your professional life and your personal life.  Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you.  We’re here to be your resource, and to make it practical and even fun!

Accent Modification

Gain credibility and understanding without losing your individuality.

The ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with individuals of different cultural backgrounds opens doors, gives you credibility, and fosters your success.

It’s really not about pronunciation and your rate of speaking; it’s really about how you use inflection to add meaning to your messages. It is when you use inflection effectively that people really understand you.

Your success as a speaker of English is our success, too. Some of our most recent projects have included health professionals, physicians, researchers and scientists, manufacturing leaders, technical engineers and call center operators.

We’ll give you the tools that you need to communicate your message effectively.

Our expertise includes the following:

  • Accent Modification
  • Advanced English for foreign nationals
  • Regional US dialect modification

Do you want greater influence?

We work with competitive professionals who want to project a confident and competent impact and be better influencers. Schedule a chat with Ellen to get started.

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