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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, RULES on the RunMedically 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. Call 410.356.5666 to see how Successfully Speaking can help your organization.
Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. As we move into September, it's back to school, upcoming workshops and conferences, and more opportunities to expand ourselves professionally.
I keep finding articles on word power and I'd like to share some of the highlights.
Which Words Matter the Most?

I came across a fascinating article about words we should use to make a greater impact. Check it out
Did you know that you should speak in 30 second sound bytes? Anything longer than that is too long for the listener to remember. The listener will either tune you out or remember something in the message that may not be the most important element.
Try it at work! If you can convey your message in 30 seconds, you will choose your words wisely and be more succinct!
What about POWER words? Which should you add to your vocabulary? Read this
And, here is tongue in cheek article about the Top 20 Corporate Weasel Words.
How often do you hear the word, "AWESOME?" Thanks to TED talks, here's an entertaining look at its overuse.
Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome'
Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome'
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Public Speaking Skills       

Are you looking to improve your delivery? 


Successfully speaking can help you polish your presentation skills. Is your body language consistent with the words you choose? Are you projecting the image you want? Do people listen to you when you speak up at work? Do they understand you?


Learn how Successfully Speaking can work with you or your company to help you achieve excellence with communication. Call 410.356.5666 or Contact us

Our Vision

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

ESL RULES Launches a Practical Tool for Accent Modification

Our fantastic new Rules on the Run materials are now available! For those of you who want an easy strategy to learn RULES for accent modification, this chart is for you!


This is for individuals, teachers, and trainers. We have several formats, so check them all out. These tip sheets go well with our growing collection of innovative RULES products, as well as other pronunciation training activities you may be utilizing. 

Introducing "RULES on the Run" by ESL RULES

Warm regards, 

Lynda Katz Wilner, M.S. 
Successfully Speaking
FAX: 443.450.3182