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Accent Reduction 101 and Other Corporate Communication Opportunities

The Most Comprehensive Program for Assessment, Training and Business Startup


continuing education for ASHA approved accent reduction training

Nationwide there is fantastic opportunity for speech and language professionals to offer accent reduction and other corporate communication services. Accent Reduction 101 fully outlines how to identify accented patterns and provides a full step-by-step guide on how to offer accent reduction programs. This is a lucrative opportunity. Companies and individuals seek out these professionals; familiarity and demand are growing. Learn how you can change your career and lifestyle by becoming a corporate communication specialist.

If you are frustrated from working in the medical or school-based model, this is a great opportunity to learn another skill while not having to go back to school. This is the type of service that can be offered part or full-time or be added as another service in an existing practice. This is a high paying and cash-based service. Goodbye insurance!  Learn how you can change your career and lifestyle by becoming a corporate communication specialist and offering foreign accent reduction.

*The Accent Reduction 101 Instructor’s Manual (Third Ed, 2017) is included with your price!

Accent Reduction Course Details


Day 1 Only:
EARLY BIRD – $289**
STANDARD RATE – $309
** 30 days prior to course

Both Days:
EARLY BIRD – $399**
STANDARD RATE – $419
** 30 days prior to course

Option 1: On Location

Option 2: Online Webinar
Webinar format is WebEx. You will receive your book and an email with more information a week prior to course.

Current Course Dates:
* October 16-17, 2020
* Receive 25% off of total price when enrolling in more than one course or registering as a group of 3 or more. Must register together.

Seminar Schedule:

8:00am Registration
8:30am Course Begins
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
3:30pm Day 1 Conclusion
2:00pm Day 2 Conclusion

Offer Your Own Accent Reduction Programs


Nationwide there is fantastic opportunity for speech and language professionals to offer foreign accent reduction and other professional development services to corporations.  Accent Reduction 101 fully outlines how to identify accented patterns and provides a full step-by-step guide on how to offer successful accent reduction programs. Companies and individuals seek out these services.

  • List and contrast accented habits across cultures
  • Describe how to eliminate accented behaviors in American English
  • Understand why American intonation is the foundation for accent reduction
  • Understand the error patterns clients make with consonant and vowel sounds
  • Assess and profile several accented speech samples
  • Learn other professional development corporate topics such as speech, business and leadership coaching.

Our program motto is, “By Monday, you will be ready for your first client.”

Day two will continue with the cultural features of oral resonance, voice training, diaphragm breathing and how it all relates to effective communication and other realms of business communication. Deep assessment and building three different 12 week programs will be a major practicum. Business basics and how to launch a practice and get clients will be taught.

  • How to reduce a regional accent
  • Explain resonance and vocal pitch relationships as they relate to American English
  • Explain how to teach voice improvement and diaphragm breathing
  • Apply deeper assessment techniques and clinically build 3 different accent reduction 12-hour programs
  • Summarize how to launch a business with the ability to:
    • Demonstrate techniques for presenting fees with confidence  
    • List insider tips for approaching corporations
    • Summarize marketing and advertising strategies that work

Intended for: Speech-Language Pathologists and Teachers of English as a Second Language


Day 1 Agenda
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Accented behaviors across cultures
9:00-10:15 Intonation: The foundation for accent reduction
•    Slowing down fast speech
•    Eliminating facial and laryngeal tension
•    Basic oral resonation application
•    Eliminating foreign speech traits
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Practicum: Teaching intonation to clients
11:00-11:30 How clients can use their skills functionally in the real world
11:30-12:00 Assessing and profiling regional and foreign speech
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 Consonant sounds and common errors clients make
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 Teaching vowel sounds to clients
3:30 Adjourn
Day 2 Agenda
8:00-8:30

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8:30-10:00 Cultural differences of oral resonance, an in-depth look. How to teach optimal, vocal pitch and diaphragm breathing. Practicum: Teaching the skills to others.
10:00-11:30 Practicum: Deep Assessment and Program Design: Clinically build three 12-week programs for 3 cultural groups: Japanese, French, Columbian/Spanish.  Identify similarities and differences across programs.
11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30-2:00 Turn your skills into cash! How to start a small business
•    How to get clients
•    Marketing and advertising skills
•    Techniques on presenting fees with confidence
•    Social media and digital platforms
•    Practicum: business plan ideas
2:00 Adjourn

About Your Presenter


accent reduction training by Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has been a speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. During the last 15 years of her career she has focused on opportunities in corporate communication such as accent reduction, public speaking, presentation training leadership development and business coaching. She has spent years researching traits of accented speech and comparing the differences to standard American English. Ms. Peterson has many published works in the area of accent reduction and corporate communication. She has been very successful in offering these services, both on an individual client level and as corporate contracts, nationwide. She has now launched a full e-learning series. Her full-time practice is in Denver, Colorado. She is excited to be offering this new opportunity to her colleagues.

Hear from Past Attendees:

“I have taken all of the “Big Name” accent reduction workshops and this course was the best!  I learned everything I needed to know from intonation, oral resonation and business start up. Elizabeth Peterson is a complete expert.”  


“I feel very confident that I can begin my business immediately and be great with accent reduction.”


“Being an accent reduction specialist is an easy shift. What an amazing program and so GENEROUS with information. Thank You!”


“I felt I got my money’s worth by the first break”.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Elizabeth Peterson is the owner of Speech and Voice Enterprises. She also has published books available for purchase and receives royalty from them. Non-Financial Disclosure Statement: She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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