What I can offer:
An Initial Assessment
A scheduled 15-20 minute initial phone interview. I will first learn about your business communication needs. As you are speaking, I will first focus on your general intelligibility and ask myself, Do I simply need to get used to how you are speaking, or am I experiencing significant effort to understand your spoken English? To what extent is your first language interfering with your spoken English? If I experience considerable effort in understanding chunks of your speech, I will then ask for two speech recordings to determine the recommended training priorities and roadmap.
Speech & Communication Skills Training
A customized spoken-English communication skills training program. Programs typically include:
- Face-to-face training sessions, in person or via videoconference
- Coaching sessions via telephone or teleconference
- Our materials customized with the language you use at work
- Your work materials (e.g., documents, PPT slides, etc.) for real-time practice
- Personalized feedback each step of the way
- An online training space with review and training resources
- Ongoing step-by-step guidance
- Regular practice nudges sent directly to your email (daily, every other day, or weekly)
Meeting location options:
- Face-to-face on site,
- Face-to-face at my Chicago Loop location (73 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)
- Remotely by telephone or tele/videoconference.
Intensive Telephone Coaching
30-minute telephone coaching sessions for targeted practice in spontaneous speech via telephone or teleconference. These sessions are intended to cement any previous speech training as well as help speakers improve their telephone speech clarity. Speakers-in-training receive immediate feedback and guidance throughout each session.
Interview & Presentation Coaching
In-person & virtual coaching to provide immediate feedback & guidance on speech clarity, information delivery, and interactive communication.
“I have been extremely happy with Sarah's video call training. The lessons are engaging and well-structured with good online materials. I personally believe that they are quite unique and innovative. For me, it has been a big plus that I can attend the training sessions in the office, at home or during business trips, and the technology platform works well. After a few lessons, I saw real significant progresses. Based on these successes, I decided to buy further (coaching) sessions with Sarah because I would like to ride the momentum and strive for continuous improvements.”Massimo, Director of New Ventures & Innovation, Italy
“The experience with Sarah was great. She is a very experienced English language trainer who applies structured approach based on your level and needs to help you improve your problematic areas. She is very patient and listens well to your needs. She customized the course that matched my pronunciation needs as well as my business needs. She definitely helped me improve my speech which my American friends noticed that as well. Thanks to Sarah s customized teaching plan.”Lungheung, Financial Analyst, moved to U.S. from China
“Working with Sarah to improve my American English pronunciation was the best decision I ever made. The program was designed well and although somewhat intense, it fit my work and family schedule perfectly. Sarah's assignments and feedback were excellent and I was able to apply what she taught me right away. I couldn't be happier with my choice of CommuniClear Global and Sarah.”Malgorazata, Lawyer, moved to U.S. from Poland
“Sarah was assigned to bridge the communication gap between my colleagues from India and other sites. From the very first telephone conversation (initial assessment) that she had with us, she understood what was needed and the course she designed was proof of that.”Samir, Research Scientist, India
“Sarah, it has been really wonderful working with you. Thank you for all the hard work and great results so far! Your work with our team members located in India and the U.S. has been stellar. I'm very happy that you will continue to provide your services for us this upcoming year, and am looking forward to the new expansions to the program we have discussed. Thanks again!”Neil Schauer, Senior Directo in R&D, U.S.
Chicago Loop | English Pronunciation Skills for Professionals (2019)
This program is designed to equip you with the practice-smart tools & techniques, personalized feedback, and ongoing guidance that you need to achieve your spoken-English communication goals.
Chicago Loop 8-Week Program: English Pronunciation Skills for Professionals | October 17-December 5, 2018 | Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 pm