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Turn Your Accent into an Asset!

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Webinar by Phone and Internet
Chicago, IL  
Elene M Cafasso
Registration is closed
Be sure to provide your email address. Instructions for joining into the webinar will be emailed to registrants the evening of Thursday, September 10th.
No Fee

 Turn Your Accent into an Asset!


Many people who speak English as a foreign language believe their accent is a liability and an impediment to achieving their career goals. Often, this damages their confidence and professional presence too. 


Do you…

  • Worry every time you’re asked to repeat yourself?

  • Hold back your valuable ideas and critical comments for fear of being misunderstood?

  • Feel like you’re not a key player due to your lack of communication?


This webinar will help you take charge of your communication style.  You’ll leave with the top 5 tips to improve your increasing intelligibility and effectiveness in interviews, presentations, and other professional interactions!


About the Speaker

Michelle Eppley, M.A.,CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist and Voice Trainer
The Sound Center


Guided by the philosophy that everyone has a lot to say, Michelle Eppley’s mission is to help people enhance voice,speech, and communication skills.  She is founder and president of The Sound Center in Oak Brook, Illinois.  Accommodating clients for over 15 years, Michelle and her team offer assessments and training to promote confidence, intelligibility, and effective communication capabilities.  Clientele include executives from diverse industries, broadcasters, clergy, actors, singers, and professional speakers.


Providing instruction and enhancement for voice, speech, and accent, Michelle has worked in a variety of settings and locations, including skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, a speech-language clinic, and on-site at corporations.  She has taught intensive accent modification courses at DePaul University’s English Language Academy, and a course in anatomy and physiology of speech at Northern Illinois University.  Currently, she is on the faculty of Governors State University, teaching a graduate course in Voice Disorders, and she serves as a specialist in the Voice Clinic at Loyola University Medical Center.  In addition, Michelle enjoys presenting workshops and seminars and performing as a vocalist.


Ms. Eppley earned a Bachelor of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying under a performance scholarship in voice, and a Master of Arts in speech pathology from the University of Iowa with a specialty in Vocology.  She is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of Illinois. 



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