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accent Modification Testamonials

I'd like to thank my clients for their kind words regarding our programs.  Working with them and watching them improve and their confidence grow has been a privilege.  Providing accent reduction services is great fun when they are motivated to make a change in their lives.   

Sharon is a God-send. I first met her about 20 years ago for accent modification that enhanced my communication skills and confidence. I went through her PRISM program twice and still meet with her periodically to reevaluate my pronunciation and prepare for occasional public speaking. I treasure her sessions filled with laughter, lively discussions, and tongue twisters. She has become a dear friend of mine. I highly recommend her sessions if you are serious about modifying your accent and improving your communications skills.                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mi-Ae W



..."The improvements in my pronunciation and enunciation were so noticeable that I got compliments from my bosses, colleagues, and subordinates telling how clear and understandable my presentations and dialogs on any subject, formal and informal, has become."

                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. F Ayorinde (DOD)

..."Through the Accent Modification Center, not only I discovered, learned to detect and incorporated the sounds to my speech, but also dramatically changed the way I communicate and impact others in my personal and professional life.  The unfolding process continues..."

                                                                                                                                                                                              Francisco D

..."Mrs. Heffley led the class into a series of invaluable activities... I found the program particularly helpful in two ways.  First, I began to pick up differences in some pronunciation, making progress in reducing my accent.  Second, the program helps me focus on important words in sentences, pitch levels, tongue placement, lip rounding, ligatures and blends.  Ten weeks just flew by. " 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Tun Lin 

..."As a Program Director at the National Institutes of Health, I need to present or discuss on a variety of issues in many meetings, which requires good communication skills....By taking this course, I gained confidence and ability to speak correct English.  I strongly suggest my friends and colleagues to take this course to improve their communication skills." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Guo Zhang, Ph.D, M.P.H.

"I would like to take this opportunity and express my gratitude to you for teaching the course entitled 'Accent Modification' to the foreign born employees of the Department of Agriculture.   I for one have progressed and benefitted by taking the course.  Your sincere effort and dedication has been a key to the success of this program." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jim Rasekh, Ph.D

 "Sharon helped me recognize issues with my accents that I wasn’t aware of.  Her book, CD, and the techniques she taught me to learn to correct the problems were spot on.  Although the key to success is mainly on the determination and effort of each individual student, the right program, coaching and learning technique made huge differences in my case as it helped ease the painful correction process and encourage myself to keep trying especially during the initial lessons."


Besides accent correction, she also helped me recognize my other issues with my communications e.g. unnecessarily repeating myself, using unnecessary words/phrases out of habit, speaking too fast and ahead of myself, etc. in my conversations....  I’ve recommended this course to my colleagues and friends. Some actually took it with Sharon and loved it!  I continue recommending it to others when I see they could benefit from it."   

                                                                                                                                                                                                      T N Pham