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Lynda Katz Wilner, M.S., CCC-SLP is a corporate communication trainer and 
a Speech and Language Pathologist.
She is the founder and director of Successfully Speaking, a woman-owned communication consulting firm, which specializes in professional speaking skills, foreign accent modification, and regional dialect reduction for native and non-native speakers.

Ms. Wilner developed and published Medically Speaking: Accent Modification for the Medical Profession, The Medically Speaking Inventory: Assessment of Accented Speech, and collaborated with Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker in the development of  RULES, RULES To Go, Medically Speaking RULES, Medically Speaking Idioms, RULES BY THE SOUND, and Boston RULES. She trains individuals, groups, and trainers around the United States with her unique programs. 
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 May 2012

Hello Colleagues and Friends,


It's hard to believe it is already May!


It was wonderful seeing many of you at the MHHRA and CHRA Spring Conferences in April.


I came across an excellent article about technology and how it has affected our ways of communicating. I, too, am guilty of the constant need to check emails on my smartphone. You only have to look around a movie theater before the movie starts to see how many people opt to check in on their phones rather than to speak with the person next to them! The preference for people to text over picking up the telephone to talk is startling! Communication as we knew it has changed dramatically since the emergence of smartphones.  


With the option to communciate via text, tweets, Facebook, and email, what is happening to our ability to communicate in meetings, interviews, and other face to face interactions? Are we thinking about our powerful non-verbal communication skills (body language, tone of voice, to name a few)?


Check out this article that resonates with my concerns about the deterioration of face to face communication. Flight from conversation.

I welcome any feedback about this article. Feel free to Contact me.


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Successfully Speaking enables individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence in communication and maximize their professional success.


Warm regards, 


Lynda Katz Wilner, M.S.
Successfully Speaking
Telephone/Fax: 410.356.5666