Atlas Speech Coaching

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  • Sauli L.

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    Because of accent-reduction sessions that I took with Eric, I now speak more clearly and with more confidence. My overall communication skills are hugely improved because of this.

    Nov 12, 2016
    Eric M.'s reply

    Thank you Sauli. Your improvement was amazing! Honored to be your guide on your path to better communication.

  • Ting L.

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    Apr 11, 2015Verified
    Eric M.'s reply

    Thank you Ting. It is a pleasure to work with someone so dedicated to improving their spoken English.

About this pro

Atlas Speech Coaching accent reduction services are personalized, structured and focused. Using the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Program, I systematically transition non-native speakers of American English from accented speech to highly effective, confident and easily understood communication in 10 hours. Clients work one-on-one with Eric Maki, a Compton certified Accent Modification Specialist, who analyzes each individual’s speech to determine specific areas of improvement. Ten sessions are designed to move you from your current state of speech to a dramatically improved level of communication and pronunciation. Sessions are conducted online with video conferencing or via teleconference to accommodate your availability and location anywhere in the world. Please learn more at atlasspeech.com. Thank you. Working with people from all over the world to help them accomplish their goal to speak English with less accent and great clarity. Clients who complete our work together see a 50-70% improvement in the clarity of their pronunciation. This transformational success is achieved by incorporating proven techniques that modify habitual speech patterns in a short period of time. The Atlas Speech Coaching approach is the most effective, results driven accent modification method available.

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    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I typically work with my clients on a weekly basis for hour long lessons at prices that range from $90 to $125 per hour.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      My work with non-native English speakers who learn a new language as an adult, focuses on changing the unconscious habits that govern the sounds produced. Each of my clients begins with an free language assessment online. This online recording uses practice words and reading passage are phonetically balanced to specifically test the most important areas of spoken American English. Then I analyze the recordings and present a full personal speech assessment to my clients for free before our first session. Based on this assessment I recommend a personalized 8-10 session program that will not only improve the target sounds, but also work to improve your complete word production, voice projection, and phrasing skills. New habits or the reshaping of old habits can only be accomplished with practice and repetition. An 8-10 week program provides the most concise and effective results for my clients to achieve their goal to improve pronunciation. I work with my clients one-to-one over the phone because when I meet with them in person or when we use Skype they have a tendency to feel like their practice is more of a performance. It is important for us to work on developing new speaking skills using your natural voice. Plus, it is your ears and your mouth, not your eyes, that help improve your pronunciation. Your grammar and vocabulary are very good. It is clear to me that you have a strong command of the English language. However, without working with a professional speech coach, your accent will stay the same. I know that together we can help you shed the distracting sounds that signal to friends, colleagues and clients that you are not a native English speaker. Let's get started working to improve your pronunciation. We can start as early as next week.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I am certified by the Institute of Language & Phonology as an Accent Modification Specialist. This certification is very specialized to specifically help improve spoken English. I work with individuals from around the world to help them improve their pronunciation and neutralize their accented speech, regardless of their native language and culture.
    Coverage Area for Atlas Speech Coaching is about 30+ miles of Bend, OR.