Aug 28, 2020
Are you afraid of public speaking? Do you have to repeat yourself to be understood? Do you want to be a great leader? First impressions are often formed with your first word. Clients, potential customers, and business associates will make determinations about your competence and confidence based not only on what you say but how you say it. In this new world of virtual meetings, it is more important than ever to speak and communicate effectively.
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary interviews Anne Marie Strauss. Anne works with corporations and individuals in a variety of fields—including education, finance, technology, science and engineering, human resources, sales, medicine, and health care—to develop more effective communication skills through her business, iSpeak Clearly.
Anne Marie will discuss why effective communication skills in today’s world of virtual meetings are paramount. She will explain the importance of speaking well for business success, talk about the components of successful communication, cultural awareness, and the impact of accents. Walk away from this interview with tips and advice on how to make a great first impression every time you speak, how to become a better public speaker, and how to speak and communicate effectively!
Anne Marie Strauss, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the founder and president of iSpeak Clearly. She works with corporations and individuals in a variety of fields—including education, finance, technology, science and engineering, human resources, sales, medicine, and health care—to develop more effective communication skills.
Her clients include Stony Brook University Center for Corporate Education, NYC Transit, Republic Airport, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Northwell Health.
With over 20 years of extensive experience, Anne Marie brings innovative and creative methods to the corporate setting. She customizes her instruction to the needs of each individual, allowing them to speak clearly and communicate with confidence.
A New York State licensed speech-language pathologist, Anne Marie holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a NYS Certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and is a certified instructor of the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Method. For more information, visit her website at iSpeakClearly.com.
iSpeak Clearly is a Long Island-based communication consulting company specializing in public speaking, accent modification, and leadership communication. They use evidence-based principles of adult learning and personalized practice materials to provide individuals with the skills they need to be heard, be understood, be confident. They take a mindfulness approach to initiate new speech habits and provide individuals with the tools necessary to achieve their speaking goals. iSpeak Clearly offers individual coaching and corporate classes for professional development and continuing education credit, in both on-site and virtual web-based formats.
For our listeners, Anne Marie is offering a free screening consultation to help you get started on improving your communication. Just mention you heard about her on our show, Hilary Topper on Air.
For more information about Anne Marie Strauss and iSpeak Clearly visit https://ispeakclearly.com.