Editor's note: Please note that names may be changed for confidentiality purposes.
Who is this client?
Linda is an international recruiter with a Portuguese accent. As a recruiter, Linda had to actively reach out to a variety of potential candidates and stakeholders. Some of her other key responsibilities were:
- Communicate with representatives from Canadian organizations.
- Provide information to internal and external stakeholders.
- Recruit students from different countries.
- Promote her company by communicating in a clear and effective manner.
What were her goals?
Portuguese contains various speech sounds (vowels and consonants) that are different from English. Linda specifically wanted to learn North American English sounds. For a Portuguese speaker like Linda, our communication coach helped identify the particular sounds that led to different pronunciation of certain words, including:
- Bad → bed
- Fit → feet
- Caught → coat
- Could → cooed
- Hug → hog
- Peak → beak
- Doing → do-in
How did Speak Fluent's Speech Professional help Linda?
After 12 sessions, by identifying and applying the key differences in the pronunciation of Portuguese vs. English speech sounds, the training sessions helped Linda communicate her thoughts more clearly and confidently in her everyday roles, such as making recruiting calls and presentations.
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