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May 2014





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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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Non-verbal Communication During Grieving     
During the past two weeks, I had the unfortunate opportunity to experience a hospice environment, funeral homes, and a funeral due to the passing of a close relative. I always notice the impact of effective communication in various situations. Read more
Body Language in Meetings and Interviews

Be careful what your body language is saying. Check this out to learn some of the mistakes that are made in job interviews and other meetings.  Click here
Grammatically Speaking 

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


"A lot of people feel really strongly about that."


"This is just between you and I."


"I sank my phone with my computer." 



FREE 30-minute Webinar  for Non-Native English Speakers - June  19th
Our sister company, ESL RULES, held its first free 30-minute interactive mini-webinar to help non-native English speakers master the RULES of American English.Here is a comment from our webinar:  
"Just finished listening to and participating in your Webinar.  I enjoyed it, and was able to learn something in such a short time.  I am sure I will be using the Proper Nouns pronunciation rules in the future.Thank you!"   

                           Maria T, Spanish Medical Interpreter

Our next webinar will be Thursday, June 19th from  6:30-7:00 pm and the topic is "Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Pie.......All About Compound Nouns."


Due to the interactive nature, this is limited to the first 10 participants. 


Lunch and Learn
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.
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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