So you’re a native Russian speaker and
advanced learner of English? Your English is fluent and you use it a
lot in your professional, social, and personal life? Congratulations!
Your achievement is impressive. Now it’s time to fine tune your skills,
which will take you on an even higher level of the language proficiency.
Is the impact you make when speaking
English important to you? Do you want to make a really good and lasting
impression on your potential or current employer, business partners or
associates? How about delivering that great killer-presentation? Or
maybe you just want to make every guest laugh at a wedding party or any
other social gathering? It doesn’t even have to be a special occasion –
you may simply want to improve your accent in North American English,
which would be a prudent and wise investment into your personal and
professional development, as well as your future. You never know what
opportunities are waiting out there for you. You have to be ready.
We can help!
How it works
You start by writing your speech. It
would be better if you did it yourself, but we are always going to be
there for you to suggest corrections and improvements should you ever
need any. We could even write the whole speech for you – I have
personally written a slew of tell-me-about-yourself type of speeches
for fake job interviews, and even a "Father-of-the-bride” speech for a
wedding in Boston a few years ago.
If no topic comes to your mind, just
take a passage from your favorite book or yank an article from the web
– that simple. Yes, your speech could either be very specific, contain
a lot of "shop talk”, or just be general in nature. It’s a great
exercise, which is very useful for your English language skills
development. No matter what – you can only win here. You’re safe with
Then, practice your recording. Get the
copy you think is the best and just send it to Sound Smart Training via
e-mail. If we like the technical quality of your recording, we will
take you from there. If not, we will suggest technical ways of making a
What you get
Then your recording will be analyzed by
at least two independent speech pathologists, ESL educators, accent
reduction or public speaking specialists from the United States –
always native speakers and trained experts in their field. You do need
a professional native speaker to make a quality assessment of your
Further, we will combine their findings
and suggestions into a customized feedback report. This report will
contain suggested techniques for self-improvement.
You don’t have to stop there – we will
be honored to continue working with you and coach you via Skype, check
your progress and give it another run of assessments, if you are only
You will get there – we guarantee it!
How much it costs
SoundSmart «Speech» is a time-based
service – so we cannot tell you in advance. Be we will bill you in
advance and confirm every step we take. There’s nothing we will do
without your prior consent. We will do our best to minimize the cost
for you by, for example, selecting American assessment experts which
are more appropriate for your particular needs. This willeliminate the
burden of having to pay for the most extravagant and – alas – expensive
professionals if the same result could be achieved by a less costly
provider. We will never sacrifice quality and efficacy, though. We are
always looking for more providers in the United States and Canada; so
we will always be able to offer you the most effective course of
actions. The whole package could total at something like two or three
hundred American dollars to a few thousand dollars – it all depends on
your needs. You rule. A typical client can expect to spend about two to
five hundred dollars.
Please feel free to contact us should you need more information.