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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? Telephone skills? Effective communication in the workplace? Networking? Let's talk about bringing these educational and practical topics to your workplace in 2014. Call 410.356.5666 to see how Successfully Speaking can help your organization.
February 2014

February has come around quickly! We hope you managed during the frigid days of January and that Ground Hog Day will tell us that Spring is around the corner! 


Telephone Communication Skills

Does your telephone voice match your professional image? How often do we experience a disconnect when we meet someone after first communicating by phone?

Check out our latest blog on telephone communication and be sure to watch our new video. We welcome your comments at the end of the blog. 
Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
When the adrenaline kicks in, and you can't breathe, your knees are shaking, your voice is trembling, and you are panicking, what should you do?  Remember  to breathe and slow down your heart rate by taking gentle "candlebreaths" until you can even out the "jerky" breathing. This technique works wonders. 

We just came across an excellent TED talk on the common fear of public speaking. Enjoy this humorous approach to tackling this fear. 
Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright
Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright
What Is Uptalk? Can it cost you your job?

Uptalk, or the rising pitch at the end of statements, often conveys lack of certainty and confidence. Although some people use this technique to convey friendliness and openness to collaboration, the end result of this pattern often undermines the power of the message.
Grammatically Speaking 

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


"I have never gave any information."


"You did it anyways."


"You'll see bad weather acrossed Utah." 


"You did it perfect!" 



NEW for 2014- Online Small Group Accent Modification Classes
Successfully Speaking will be offering online classes. Save your department money and time away from the office. No travel time! We can create an online class to accommodate your schedule. Learn more about this exciting option.
Our Vision

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