About Accent On Speech
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Learn More About Me, Judith Weinman
Judith Weinman, MA/SLP-CCC, TSHH
Hello, and welcome! Accent On Speech helps people to become better, more effective, more comfortable and confident communicators. I started working in New York City as a speech-language pathologist in 1993, where I worked extensively with diverse populations and communication issues, including accent, voice, and stuttering, as well as language and speech delays/disorders. My business for the past 14 years has focused on improving communication skills for professionals seeking to be more successful in their business and personal lives. Over the years, I have worked with a variety of individuals and groups from companies and organizations including Bloomberg, BTG, Merrill Lynch, IBM, Palmolive, Bank of China, HSBC, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYU Business School, Columbia Business and Engineering Departments, the U.N., Ernst & Young, Thomson Reuters, among others.
With a background that includes a B.A. in linguistics and an M.A. in speech and communication sciences, I'm also a member of CorSpan (Corporate Speech Pathology Network), VASTA (Voice And Speech Trainers Assoc.), and ASHA. In addition to voice, public speaking, acting, and movement, I also have a teacher training certificate for singing from New York Vocal Coaching Studio, and occasionally sing at various venues in NYC (not so much lately, with Covid). I have a strong interest in the mind/body/voice connection. On the business side, I've taken over 40 courses relating to organizational communication skills, strategic human resources, leadership, and the like--a fascination discovered later in life!
I feel so fortunate to absolutely love what I do for a living and for the opportunity it allows me to continually grow and learn through the remarkable people I work with. My approach is holistic and focuses on the unique communication needs of the individual(s) I work with. The approach stems from insights and knowledge gained through years of experience in working with professionals of various backgrounds as well as science, psychology, the performing arts, practicality and creative intuition, which is what makes it effective. I truly give my all to every single client or group. Let me know if you'd like to schedule a free consultation or talk about a workshop or presentation for your group or organization.
December 16th, 2020. Here is a little workshop I did on accents--what they are, why we have them, why they're hard to change, and how to go about changing one (all in one hour :I ). Let me know your thoughts--on accent, speech, or what you would like the next video to be about. I'd love to hear from you!
November 19, 2020. Low tech, but here is my latest talk on communication, speech, and voice.;)
*Free download for stress and intonation/dynamic speech: print and audio. This is ideal for non-native speakers, but my native speaking clients find it very helpful, as well.