Benefits for Human Resources
How You and Your Company Can Benefit from Speech Training
Corporate Speech Trainers (also called Corporate Speech Pathologists) can help employees thrive and grow within your business or organization. The result of professional speech training can be: improved speaking confidence; clearer pronunciation; more natural speech rhythm, voice inflection, and cadence; and more effective communication skills as a team member. When communication improves in the workplace, relationships and rapport often improve between co-workers, as well as between employees and customers or clients. In the end, everyone benefits and your business is likely to see improved customer loyalty and a better “bottom line.”
Benefits to Your Company
Improving an employee’s ability to communicate will help him or her be comfortable, confident and successful within your organization. And for managers, the ability to be clearly understood can also reduce the turnover of the people reporting to them.
Growing a business, reducing costs, managing people, sharing new ideas, reducing turnover – all require effective communication.
Your company will be in a better position to meet future challenges and readily capitalize on the talent already within your organization when current employees achieve better business communication and speech clarity skills. They will be better equipped to advance in their careers to positions of greater responsibility. Promoting from within the company can reduce training costs and recruiting fees.
Areas in Which Corporate Speech Trainers Can Help
Regional and Foreign Accent Modification
One of the most popular and effective areas of Corporate Speech Training is Accent Modification. The goal is never to “remove” an accent. Rather, the Corporate Speech Trainer and Client work one-on-one to improve pronunciation and speech clarity.
“People can understand me better now. From a business perspective, this has helped me over the phone and in negotiations. I feel so comfortable and less self-conscious about my accent.”
— Juan Carlos Bedoya, President, Easy Call
Presentation Skills and Voice Improvement
Many clients find it helpful to work one-on-one with a Speech-Language Pathologist to improve their speaking and presentation skills. This includes tone, voice projection and inflection. Since “voice” is something employees use every day, even small changes can have a powerful impact on their confidence and career.
“During my presentation, I wanted to make sure the audience felt my passion for the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters. I worked with a Speech Pathologist on technique, breathing, speed, volume, visualization, preparation. The presentation was a success.”
— Karen Brown, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Corporate Speech Pathologists can also help in a variety of other specialized communication areas including: speech or voice training, non-verbal communication, communication etiquette, cross-cultural communication, and lip-reading.