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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.

’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

Mark Twain


This Just In...

The number one “soft skill” sought by employers these days?

Effective communication.*

According to Kristin Kelley, chief marketing officer at CareerBuilder,

“[C]ommunication is very high on that list right now considering how people are working in very different situations, hybrid situations.”

Need to polish your communication skills? 

Now is the time.  Contact us.

*(, July 13, 2022. “In-Demand Soft Skills to Put in Your Resume.”)




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Accent Modification:  INDIVIDUAL RATE (via teleconference or in-person): US $150 for one 60-90 minute session/week of personal speech training PLUS daily learning tasks with direct feedback from your speech consultant. GROUP RATE (up to 4 participants, in-person, Knoxville, TN): FOUR PERSONS: US $120/client for one 90-120 minute session/week of direct speech training + daily learning tasks/direct feedback.  THREE PERSONS:  US $130/client. TWO PERSONS: US $140/client.

Public Speaking or Business Writing:  INDIVIDUAL RATE (teleconference/in-person): US $150/hour of direct consultation. GROUP RATE (in-person only): Fees vary by group size.  Travel expenses included if more than two hours’ drive from Knoxville, TN.