Accent and Dialect Modification from Jason Hall, The Speaker’s Mechanic
No matter where you are in the world, you have an accent to someone when you speak. But when you speak professionally, it’s important to have a clear speaking voice devoid of accent or dialect to be more easily understood. That’s why, as the Speaker’s Mechanic, I can help you with accent and dialect modification.
Accents and dialects are a natural part of you are, so when we begin to work on accent modification strategies it will be to help you
Be more clearly understood
Alleviate the need to repeat yourself
Focus on what you have to say, rather than your accent
While most people wish to forego their accents or dialects when speaking, it’s also important to be able to learn new accents and dialects for professions such as acting. I mention professional speakers a lot, but I also have experience as a Voice Trainer for performing artists and can help improve your dialect modification so your new persona fits the regional voices.
Some of my strategies may include, but are not limited to
Listening and Intonation
Recorded voice for feedback
When I explain accent or dialect modification, my goal isn’t to change your voice. It’s to help you gain a stronger, clearer voice that commands attention and makes people listen. After all, isn’t the goal of speaking?
You have a message you want your audience to hear and pay attention to. You don’t want them distracted by your accent or dialect or you want your accent or dialect to help transport them to another world.
As a business consultant, professional speaker, Speech Pathologist and Voice Trainer, it’s my goal to help my customer find their voice and speak so the world will hear.