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August 2015





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Lynda Katz Wilner, M.S., CCC-SLP is a corporate communication specialist 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. 
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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.

August came upon us so quickly! I hope you are enjoying some relaxation time during the summer months.

Successfully Speaking has been busy redesigning our new website to make it easier for you to learn about our services. Look for it's release later this month!

There has been a lot of talk in the past week about vocal fry and uptalk? Is this becoming the new vocal pattern of the millennials?
What is uptalk or upspeak? Check out this characterization of the pattern in the HBO show, "Girls."
Uptalk and vocal fry all rolled up in one!
Uptalk and vocal fry all rolled up in one!


Some people argue that it is yet another way to discriminate against women. However it is heard in both men AND women.


Uptalk and vocal fry (or creaking) can be modified with speech training. Contact us  if you would like to know how we can help you achieve this. 

Check out some articles about this topic  


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Another article


Listen to the July 23rd episode of the NPR Fresh Air interview with journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert, and speech pathologist Susan Sankin. They  discuss uptalk and vocal fry. Click here   

When Presentations Fall Short
Sometimes we over prepare our presentations and pitches and it works against us. Learn more about this problem. Check it out
MD SHRM State Conference in Ocean City
I look forward to seeing many of you at the Maryland SHRM State Conference in Ocean City in September. Successfully Speaking will be at Booth 25. Look for us and come by to say hello. 
Online Accent Modification Webinars
If you know of a group of 3-4 individuals who wants to take online modification classes at a reduced rate, check out our programs.
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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
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