Leading Public Speaking, Accent Reduction and Business Communication Skills Coach

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Effective Communication with Powerful Voicing is the Pathway for Enhanced Leadership

At Speech and Voice Enterprises, we specialize in working with individuals and teams to refine their communication and voice skills to sound clear, confident, and effective with our custom-tailored business communication classes and training in Denver or worldwide.

Join Our Next Interactive Live Webinars

Our eLearning/Online Courses

Have you ever felt that…

  • You sound uninteresting, have bad speech habits, or a thin, high, or nasal voice?
  • You dread the thought of public speaking?
  • Your last presentation could have gone a lot better?
  • Your team does not view you as a leader?
  • You wish you could reduce your accent?

Communication Skills Are Our Specialty

Our many classes and training sessions are designed to position you to speak effectively and articulate your point clearly while being heard by others. So, why Speech and Voice Enterprises?

  • Be coached by Liz, a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience, clinically trained in speech and voice and with a cognitive behavioral specialty.
  • We customize your class to meet your unique needs. We can incorporate training from other areas such as leadership, accent reduction, interpersonal skills or networking strategies. Each client gets a program designed for them.
  • Together we develop measurable goals to be completed at the end of each class.
  • Liz is the author of Speak like a Leader and Sound like an Expert: Everyone Can Be Great at Public Speaking 4th ed. 2024 and Accent Reduction 101: Speaking English Closer to the American Cultural Style 4th ed. 2024
  • Liz has trained hundreds of individuals and companies nationwide with the goal of more effective business communication and improved public speaking and presentation delivery.

We Offer Several Training Options

Private Coaching

Work one-on-one with Liz Peterson, M.A., CCC-SLP, licensed speech-language pathologist and speech coach with over 20 years of experience and owner of a Denver private practice for over 10 years.

Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced classes offer video instruction that teaches a specific skill, auditory files for expanded information, and practice exercises. These can be taken on your timeline and from any device. Joining live webinars for feedback is included.

Onsite

Train your Team! We provide small group onsite training. You can choose from half, full, and split training classes and two-day training sessions.

Live Interactive Webinars

Throughout the year, we offer fun and engaging live webinars in the areas of public speaking and presentation training, accent reduction and communication and leadership development.

Download Your Free E-book

Accent Reduction 101 Live-Recorded Training Seminar and Instructors Manual for Teachers of Accent Reduction

How to Speak like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader

Want to improve your public speaking skills? Download our free e-book, Speak Like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader (2023) 4th Ed. Learn the “Speech Stairs Strategy” for speaking in a melody pattern that sounds smart, engaging, and confident. Understand vocal pitch and how to strengthen it. Breathing for life is different from ideal communication. Learn how to breathe from the diaphragm for natural projection. Get tips on how to deliver presentations effectively and with confidence. Plus, more.

Accent Reduction 101 1

How to Speak English Closer to the American Cultural and Business Style

How can I reduce my accent? Download our free e-book, Accent Reduction 101: How to Speak English Closer to the American Cultural and Business Style (2023) 4th ed. Learn the number one most important strategy for reducing accent and increasing clarity. Understand the unique features of American English pronunciation. Get clear instructions on how to pronounce commonly misarticulated sounds with easy-to-understand directions and examples.

1. Choose Your Training

We offer a variety of training options to support your learning style and budget. Choose from online, self-paced classes with live webinars included for feedback, small group live webinars or private coaching and we can also train your team in all areas of public speaking and presentation training, accent reduction and communication and leadership. Not sure which training is best for you? Explore the options or contact us. We would be happy to help.

2. Consider Private Coaching

Our custom designed programs are 4, 8 or 12 sessions. We offer a complementary consultation to determine which class is the best fit for you and to set goals. It is amazing how a short program can transform your voice and communication skills. It is typical for an individual to blend public speaking and accent reduction into one great class. Your book and auditory support files are included.

3. Begin to Transform Your Communication and Voice Skills

Regardless of which type of training you choose, you or your team will be positioned to achieve targeted goals. We incorporate a functional, real-life experience and include presentation practice, leading meetings or whatever is purposeful to you in every program.

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We Incorporate Every Aspect of Effective Communication into Every Class!

1. Speech Melody and Cadence Known as Intonation

Speaking with interesting melody patterns is the number one most important skill for sounding smart, engaging, and confident. You will learn a strategy that will have you speaking with clear, sharp articulation and at the right speed for a fluid and effective statement.

2. A Strong and Powerful Voice

Speaking with good intonation will provide interesting vocal variety patterns that will captivate your listener’s interest and make you more persuasive. You will learn how to speak from the “power spot” in your voice to always speak with and radiate pure and strong vocal tones.

3. Speak and Sound like a Leader

Throughout your class, we will include topics on leadership enhancement. How speech and voice are used sends non-verbal signals about confidence, credibility, and leadership persona. We will make sure that you speak and sound like an expert in your domain, as all leaders do.

Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Liz’s program looked very interesting to us to get us better prepared for presentations. I am an engineer and have not had any public speaking training. We are going to be much better prepared with her methodology. She is such a dynamic person with a lot of energy. She can really teach you how to deliver your message. She is very good at what she does and this training was very helpful for us. We would like to have her back.”

- Andrew

“Liz’s accent reduction training has a big focus on American melody. Liz has helped me to sound less monotone and more in the style of the Americans. Reducing my accent and the American melody style has really increased my confidence for speaking in front of groups. I am very thankful for Liz.”

- Helen

Testimonials & Success Stories

Nelson Ramos Ruballos
Nelson Ramos Ruballos
2024-01-02
I came to Liz with a heavy Hispanic accent and struggling to effectively communicate my ideas. By the second session, my friend who brought my accent to my attention recognized that I had drastically improved my speech!
Fiyin Aregbe
Fiyin Aregbe
2023-11-25
Elizabeth did a good job of explaining the technique behind voice intonation in order to speak clearer.
Dominika Kaminska
Dominika Kaminska
2023-11-07
I reached out to Liz for interpersonal coaching and I’m so happy with the results! I struggle to make connections and don’t know how to approach people or maintain conversations. Once I approach someone, I never know where to go from there. I have many gaps in knowing how to connect with people beyond a surface level. Liz has been helping me bridge those gaps and I’ve been able to make new friends and know how to communicate very quickly. I’ve also been learning so many new skills that I wasn’t aware of. She’s also so great to work with, I love her energy and I enjoy the conversations we have. She’s honest, fun and she’s got my best interests in mind. I’ve been getting so much insight about myself, and I’ve gained a larger awareness of the things that are holding me back. Every meeting we have I get actionable and specific assignments for me to use in the real world and they always pay off. I feel myself becoming so much better at my social interactions and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful to work with Liz, thank you so much for helping me be less socially awkward and misunderstood 😊
Max Liu
Max Liu
2023-11-07
When I started sessions with Liz, I wanted to get better at American intonation, and she delivered! Liz has been amazing to work with, she takes the time to custom-build a plan to help you speak and sound like a strong leader. Liz has a way of teaching that is easy to understand. Her method is clear and simple, which means I could follow along without any trouble. It's been amazing to see how much I've improved.
Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal
2023-11-06
Liz gave me many useful tips and techniques for improving the sound quality of my voice. She is understanding and caring. She's clearly an expert in the field and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Liz!
Heather Hukari
Heather Hukari
2023-11-05
Elizabeth is a fantastic instructor in all areas or speech. I have seen her help people immensely with their public speaking and leadership skills, along with VASTLY reducing accents in people who aren't native English speakers. She literally knows everything about speech! I would highly recommend booking a call with her to see how she can help you specifically. You won't regret it. She's a true pro and gets people RESULTS.
Sumana Moole
Sumana Moole
2023-10-23
Liz Peterson is a true gem in the world of speech coaching and speech-language pathology. With a unique niche that focuses on the intricate connection between voice utilization, communication style, and leadership persona, Liz has become a beacon of guidance for those seeking to speak effectively and with unwavering confidence. Her passion for speech therapy is palpable, and it shines through in her work. Liz's dedication to helping individuals harness the power of their voice and communication skills is both inspiring and transformative. If you're looking to unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader, Liz Peterson is the professional to turn to. Her elegant approach to teaching and coaching will undoubtedly help you find your voice, both figuratively and literally, and propel you toward success in any endeavor. Liz is not just a speech coach; she's a catalyst for personal and professional growth through effective communication.
Tetiana Kholevan
Tetiana Kholevan
2023-03-29
Elizabeth was very helpful for my accent reduction and speech improvement. I worked was Elizabeth for over 5 months. We worked on exercises to improve my pronunciation of the most difficult sounds. I noticed a significant reduction in my accent and other people noticed it as well. Also, I worked on improving my presentation skills, which helped me make my speech more clear and have a better intonation when I speak. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for my progress. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to reduce their accent and improve their speech.
Yvelande Brice
Yvelande Brice
2023-03-13
I had great experience working with Liz. My speech was choppy, fast, and mumbled. Liz took time to help me reduce my accent, and speak better English in American Intonation. I saw good result after our first session.
Yanny
Yanny
2023-03-01
I have been working with Elizabeth for almost a month now. She is an amazing speech therapist. My intonation has improved so much with her help. She explains things clearly, and she knows people who have the same first languages sharing similar common “mistakes” or patterns as they speak American English. She is a true expert.

Corporate Clients

Membership Affiliations

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)

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Colorado Speech Hearing Association (csha.org)

 

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National Speakers Association Colorado (nsacolorado.org)

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

We are excited to learn about your goals and together we will select a class that will best meet your needs. We can start the process today.

Leading Public Speaking, Accent Reduction and Business Communication Skills Coach

accent reduction blog 1
denver podium

Effective Communication with Powerful Voicing is the Pathway for Enhanced Leadership

At Speech and Voice Enterprises, we specialize in working with individuals and teams to refine their communication and voice skills to sound clear, confident, and effective with our custom-tailored business communication classes and training in Denver or worldwide.

Join Our Next Interactive Live Webinars

Our eLearning/Online Courses

Have you ever felt that…

  • You sound uninteresting, have bad speech habits, or a thin, high, or nasal voice?
  • You dread the thought of public speaking?
  • Your last presentation could have gone a lot better?
  • Your team does not view you as a leader?
  • You wish you could reduce your accent?

Communication Skills Are Our Specialty

Our many classes and training sessions are designed to position you to speak effectively and articulate your point clearly while being heard by others. So, why Speech and Voice Enterprises?

  • Be coached by Liz, a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience, clinically trained in speech and voice and with a cognitive behavioral specialty.
  • We customize your class to meet your unique needs. We can incorporate training from other areas such as leadership, accent reduction, interpersonal skills or networking strategies. Each client gets a program designed for them.
  • Together we develop measurable goals to be completed at the end of each class.
  • Liz is the author of Speak like a Leader and Sound like an Expert: Everyone Can Be Great at Public Speaking 4th ed. 2024 and Accent Reduction 101: Speaking English Closer to the American Cultural Style 4th ed. 2024
  • Liz has trained hundreds of individuals and companies nationwide with the goal of more effective business communication and improved public speaking and presentation delivery.

We Offer Several Training Options

Private Coaching

Work one-on-one with Liz Peterson, M.A., CCC-SLP, licensed speech-language pathologist and speech coach with over 20 years of experience and owner of a Denver private practice for over 10 years.

Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced classes offer video instruction that teaches a specific skill, auditory files for expanded information, and practice exercises. These can be taken on your timeline and from any device. Joining live webinars for feedback is included.

Onsite

Train your Team! We provide small group onsite training. You can choose from half, full, and split training classes and two-day training sessions.

Live Interactive Webinars

Throughout the year, we offer fun and engaging live webinars in the areas of public speaking and presentation training, accent reduction and communication and leadership development.

Download Your Free E-book

Accent Reduction 101 Live-Recorded Training Seminar and Instructors Manual for Teachers of Accent Reduction

How to Speak like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader

Want to improve your public speaking skills? Download our free e-book, Speak Like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader (2023) 4th Ed. Learn the “Speech Stairs Strategy” for speaking in a melody pattern that sounds smart, engaging, and confident. Understand vocal pitch and how to strengthen it. Breathing for life is different from ideal communication. Learn how to breathe from the diaphragm for natural projection. Get tips on how to deliver presentations effectively and with confidence. Plus, more.

Accent Reduction 101 1

How to Speak English Closer to the American Cultural and Business Style

How can I reduce my accent? Download our free e-book, Accent Reduction 101: How to Speak English Closer to the American Cultural and Business Style (2023) 4th ed. Learn the number one most important strategy for reducing accent and increasing clarity. Understand the unique features of American English pronunciation. Get clear instructions on how to pronounce commonly misarticulated sounds with easy-to-understand directions and examples.

1. Choose Your Training

We offer a variety of training options to support your learning style and budget. Choose from online, self-paced classes with live webinars included for feedback, small group live webinars or private coaching and we can also train your team in all areas of public speaking and presentation training, accent reduction and communication and leadership. Not sure which training is best for you? Explore the options or contact us. We would be happy to help.

2. Consider Private Coaching

Our custom designed programs are 4, 8 or 12 sessions. We offer a complementary consultation to determine which class is the best fit for you and to set goals. It is amazing how a short program can transform your voice and communication skills. It is typical for an individual to blend public speaking and accent reduction into one great class. Your book and auditory support files are included.

3. Begin to Transform Your Communication and Voice Skills

Regardless of which type of training you choose, you or your team will be positioned to achieve targeted goals. We incorporate a functional, real-life experience and include presentation practice, leading meetings or whatever is purposeful to you in every program.

AdobeStock 436785300 scaled
LP 3
mic

We Incorporate Every Aspect of Effective Communication into Every Class!

1. Speech Melody and Cadence Known as Intonation

Speaking with interesting melody patterns is the number one most important skill for sounding smart, engaging, and confident. You will learn a strategy that will have you speaking with clear, sharp articulation and at the right speed for a fluid and effective statement.

2. A Strong and Powerful Voice

Speaking with good intonation will provide interesting vocal variety patterns that will captivate your listener’s interest and make you more persuasive. You will learn how to speak from the “power spot” in your voice to always speak with and radiate pure and strong vocal tones.

3. Speak and Sound like a Leader

Throughout your class, we will include topics on leadership enhancement. How speech and voice are used sends non-verbal signals about confidence, credibility, and leadership persona. We will make sure that you speak and sound like an expert in your domain, as all leaders do.

Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Liz’s program looked very interesting to us to get us better prepared for presentations. I am an engineer and have not had any public speaking training. We are going to be much better prepared with her methodology. She is such a dynamic person with a lot of energy. She can really teach you how to deliver your message. She is very good at what she does and this training was very helpful for us. We would like to have her back.”

- Andrew

“Liz’s accent reduction training has a big focus on American melody. Liz has helped me to sound less monotone and more in the style of the Americans. Reducing my accent and the American melody style has really increased my confidence for speaking in front of groups. I am very thankful for Liz.”

- Helen

Testimonials & Success Stories

Nelson Ramos Ruballos
Nelson Ramos Ruballos
2024-01-02
I came to Liz with a heavy Hispanic accent and struggling to effectively communicate my ideas. By the second session, my friend who brought my accent to my attention recognized that I had drastically improved my speech!
Fiyin Aregbe
Fiyin Aregbe
2023-11-25
Elizabeth did a good job of explaining the technique behind voice intonation in order to speak clearer.
Dominika Kaminska
Dominika Kaminska
2023-11-07
I reached out to Liz for interpersonal coaching and I’m so happy with the results! I struggle to make connections and don’t know how to approach people or maintain conversations. Once I approach someone, I never know where to go from there. I have many gaps in knowing how to connect with people beyond a surface level. Liz has been helping me bridge those gaps and I’ve been able to make new friends and know how to communicate very quickly. I’ve also been learning so many new skills that I wasn’t aware of. She’s also so great to work with, I love her energy and I enjoy the conversations we have. She’s honest, fun and she’s got my best interests in mind. I’ve been getting so much insight about myself, and I’ve gained a larger awareness of the things that are holding me back. Every meeting we have I get actionable and specific assignments for me to use in the real world and they always pay off. I feel myself becoming so much better at my social interactions and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful to work with Liz, thank you so much for helping me be less socially awkward and misunderstood 😊
Max Liu
Max Liu
2023-11-07
When I started sessions with Liz, I wanted to get better at American intonation, and she delivered! Liz has been amazing to work with, she takes the time to custom-build a plan to help you speak and sound like a strong leader. Liz has a way of teaching that is easy to understand. Her method is clear and simple, which means I could follow along without any trouble. It's been amazing to see how much I've improved.
Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal
2023-11-06
Liz gave me many useful tips and techniques for improving the sound quality of my voice. She is understanding and caring. She's clearly an expert in the field and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Liz!
Heather Hukari
Heather Hukari
2023-11-05
Elizabeth is a fantastic instructor in all areas or speech. I have seen her help people immensely with their public speaking and leadership skills, along with VASTLY reducing accents in people who aren't native English speakers. She literally knows everything about speech! I would highly recommend booking a call with her to see how she can help you specifically. You won't regret it. She's a true pro and gets people RESULTS.
Sumana Moole
Sumana Moole
2023-10-23
Liz Peterson is a true gem in the world of speech coaching and speech-language pathology. With a unique niche that focuses on the intricate connection between voice utilization, communication style, and leadership persona, Liz has become a beacon of guidance for those seeking to speak effectively and with unwavering confidence. Her passion for speech therapy is palpable, and it shines through in her work. Liz's dedication to helping individuals harness the power of their voice and communication skills is both inspiring and transformative. If you're looking to unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader, Liz Peterson is the professional to turn to. Her elegant approach to teaching and coaching will undoubtedly help you find your voice, both figuratively and literally, and propel you toward success in any endeavor. Liz is not just a speech coach; she's a catalyst for personal and professional growth through effective communication.
Tetiana Kholevan
Tetiana Kholevan
2023-03-29
Elizabeth was very helpful for my accent reduction and speech improvement. I worked was Elizabeth for over 5 months. We worked on exercises to improve my pronunciation of the most difficult sounds. I noticed a significant reduction in my accent and other people noticed it as well. Also, I worked on improving my presentation skills, which helped me make my speech more clear and have a better intonation when I speak. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for my progress. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to reduce their accent and improve their speech.
Yvelande Brice
Yvelande Brice
2023-03-13
I had great experience working with Liz. My speech was choppy, fast, and mumbled. Liz took time to help me reduce my accent, and speak better English in American Intonation. I saw good result after our first session.
Yanny
Yanny
2023-03-01
I have been working with Elizabeth for almost a month now. She is an amazing speech therapist. My intonation has improved so much with her help. She explains things clearly, and she knows people who have the same first languages sharing similar common “mistakes” or patterns as they speak American English. She is a true expert.

Corporate Clients

Membership Affiliations

asha logo

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)

CSHA logo 457x128 1

Colorado Speech Hearing Association (csha.org)

 

download

National Speakers Association Colorado (nsacolorado.org)

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

We are excited to learn about your goals and together we will select a class that will best meet your needs. We can start the process today.