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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. She works with individuals and groups. 

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 Boston RULES, and the Pronunciation Screening Tool for Healthcare. She trains individuals, groups, and trainers around the United States with her unique programs. 
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Do you have a topic your employees want to hear? Public speaking? How to present yourself professionally? Active listening skills? Vocal hygiene? Effective communication in the workplace? Let's talk about bringing these educational and practical topics to your workplace. Call 410.356.5666 to see how Successfully Speaking can help your organization.
 October  2013


Welcome to the wonderful Fall season! 


We are proud to announce our new website which should be easier to navigate and to learn about the many services Successfully Speaking has to offer.  Check it out. 


You can view our many YouTube videos in our library right on our website!

Busting the Mehrabian Myth
Busting the Mehrabian Myth
The Mehrabian Myth - The 55/38/7 Rule      
Several months ago, I posted a blog about the misquoted data from Dr. Albert Mehrabian regarding the Visual, Vocal, and Verbal messages. This blog prompted many comments. Read it again
I found an entertaining video regarding this same topic. Please remember, words are more important than 7% of the message! However, regardless of the percentages, our non-verbal communication (body language, facial expression, tone of voice) still have a tremendous impact on the delivery!.
Keep those "V's" in alignment!   They should all be consistent to convey and powerful message.                     
Words Are Important!
What words can you use to sound more intelligent? Just be careful to use them appropriately and with the right audience. If they don't understand you, it is not worth it! 
I came across this interesting resource  Words to make you sound smarter
What words undermine you and make you sound less intelligent? 100 words to avoid 
Grammatically Speaking

Here are some more grammatical slips heard from fellow professionals and celebrities. Can you see what is wrong? What should be said?


"...schedules that work good for students."


"Parents like yourself..."


"Myself and Jim work with different clients."


"Us doctors....."


"We;ll turn this plane around as quick as possible." 



Check the answers and explanations


October 17th Train-the-Trainer Webinar
Webinar on Accent Programs Unique to the Medical Community

Lynda is the lead presenter at this train-the-trainer webinar in its 11th year. Lynda joins Lorna D. Sikorski in the LDS Online Series. Learn how to market to the medical community and develop a training program that is unique to the needs of the medical profession.  


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

Warm regards, 


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