Designed for English learners, these individual 60-minute sessions focus on diction, fluency, rhythm, diction, and syllabic stress to create a voice that is uniquely yours. Teaching techniques include video analysis, “singing along,” stress reduction, minimal pairs, and speaking exercises. The objective is to ensure that you are understood — not to eliminate your accent. Lessons are lively and fun with exercises designed for your specific needs. Write jennifer(at)discreetguide.com for further information.
“I worked with Jennifer for a span of four months in her program Your American Voice. I can attest that I benefited considerably from her coaching, dedication, and encouragement. Jennifer devised a program specifically tailored to my needs, which were to find a way to improve the way I present myself as a financial professional. Through practice and other creative approaches, such as adopting the speaking styles of some well-known individuals, I was able to identify the issues associated with my speech and alleviate them. In our sessions, Jennifer was patient and made me feel comfortable to not be afraid of making mistakes and correcting them. Jennifer was always prepared and open to new ways of helping me with my business speech. I would recommend Jennifer and the American Voice program to anyone who is looking for a way to improve his or her executive presence in business settings, and find a speaking style that would be in line with his or her personality.” ~The Program’s First Graduate
I sent one of my clients to Jennifer to help with some speech issues that were impeding his job search and after four months was frankly blown away by his transformation. He spoke with such confidence, and his articulation and fluency were much improved.I was astounded with the positive change that I observed, and how she literally changed his life.” ~Janet Andrews, CEO, A Career Above / Executive Career Coach
The Discreet Guide offers professional development training programs for individuals who want to take the next step.
Are you looking for a change at work?
Do you want to talk to someone about your work issues?
Are you looking for work?
I can help you.
In addition to the Presence programs (see separate tab), these shorter modular units are offered to concentrate specifically on areas that are customized for you. The usual effective format of interactive one-on-one webcam sessions is used, followed by specific, tactical exercises with a dash of humor. When appropriate, techniques used to train actors and athletes will be incorporated. Certain modules utilize audio and videotaping, so that clients see themselves as others do. These programs can start anytime, anywhere.
These 90 minute units address issues such as interpersonal skills, voice, carriage, social skills, communication skills, presentation skills, mindfulness, self-awareness, networking, interviewing, feedback, stage fright, and etiquette. Readings are reinforced with videos, self-development exercises, and self-analysis completed between each consulting session.
“I’m so glad I had and continue to have Jennifer in my corner as I grow in my career.” ~Philana Kiely, Executive Director, MBA Women Int’l
Private and Confidential. Also FUN, and you will see results.
Suggested offerings include:
Thriving in the Belly of the Beast: Success Strategies for a Male-Dominated Environment (3 units)
Can You Hear Me? How to Be Heard at Work (2 units)
Networking and Interviewing for the Job Seeker (2 units)
Coping with Stage Fright (3 units)
Speak Like a Native… in Business: Melding Words and Numbers to Say What You Mean (3 units)
How To Be a Better Boss (3 units)
Speaking Up for Girls – Building Confidence and Pride (2 units)
Each 90-minute unit is priced at $350. It includes a self-assessment, an introductory “get-to-know-you” session, a copy of The Discreet Guide for Executive Women (if desired), and a diploma upon completion.
Group discounts are available.
Feel free to write to jennifer (at) discreetguide (dot) com with questions and ideas. I’d be delighted to hear from you and see if I can help.