Private Coaching with Sally Morgan (including accent reduction!)
WHAT IFs & FAQs:
- What if you really could conquer your stage fright?
- Tools to Reduce Stage Fright
- Imagine your speaking voice matching your professional expertise! What kind of impact would that have on your career?
- Tools to Increase Credibility
- What prevents you from being a powerful, persuasive communicator?
- What can you do in the first 3 to 10 seconds of an encounter to gain attention and respect?
- Why do you need a vocal coach?
- How do you find a good voice coach?
- What effect does your accent (American or Foreign) have on your listeners?
Powerful Vocal Tools
- Impact your audience!
- Don't make suggestions - change lives!
- Power Up Physical Presence!
- Create a Compelling Vocal Connection!
- Decrease Stage Fright!
- Increase Successful Persuasion!
- Learn Storytelling Secrets!
- Articulate to Heighten Credibility!
- Master Accent Reduction for Maximum Clarity!
You too can be remarkable! People from all walks of life, yes, even you, can be coached to be a powerful, influential communicator!
Learn how to develop your own specific tools that:
- Command respect
- Replace reedy vocals with resounding resonance
- Align physical presence with professional expertise
- Spin a well-crafted yarn
- Ooze with competency
Effective speaking can open doors and close sales, impact a meeting, impress an audience and most importantly, it can skyrocket your career!
Don't put off your complete success any longer! The right coaching, plus what you already have within you, is exactly what you need to realize all of your dreams!
Take a look at our training and products and pick which fits best with you and your life right now!
What a RELIEF! To speak your mind without your knees knocking together loud enough to drown out your words! Yes, it absolutely is possible.
Let me share a true story about a client. A brilliant woman, we'll call her Dr. Green, spent 6 years developing a vaccine that could potentially save the lives of thousands of children!
Dr. Green's next step was to verbally present her findings to the FDA for approval. But, after 6 years spent with bacteria, microscopes and research data, she wasn't sure she could present the data in a way that would enable others to share her passion for saving these children! Dr. Green was terrified to speak in front of people and worried that she wouldn't be able to get her message across to others in a powerful and motivating manner. After all, factual data isn't usually awe-inspiring!
So, first we had to address the stage fright issue. Through a regimen of meditative breathing, Dr. Green began to feel less panic at the thought of her weeklong FDA presentation. Also developing strong body language helped her feel less vulnerable.
Second, we needed to breathe some life into the data by turning it into a compelling story that would touch the hearts of the FDA panel, not just their minds. We constructed a compelling true story that spanned 3 continents over 6 years. A dying child and the anguished, helpless mother; the frustration of a skilled physician who was powerless to prevent the child's death; and the determination of this physician to change this story with her vaccine, from one of death to life.
Third, Dr. Green had been experiencing sore throats, vocal fatigue and hoarseness. Using the tools of Morganix Method™ we gave her a new approach to her speaking voice that increased the power of her vocal presence.
Finally, I coached Dr. Green in telling her story which, over time improved to the point where she was confident her story proved the need for and the ability of her new vaccine to save children's lives.
Happily, the FDA approved the vaccine, which is now saving the lives of thousands of children worldwide!!
The brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up and speak in public."
Thank you, Sally. My first paid speech and I hit it out of the park! A local news anchor was there and she's asked me to appear on her TV show!"
—Jennifer Fraun Mauer
Maintaining calm requires consistent practice. First, practice the following tips when you are relaxed, then apply them in stressful situations to maintain calm.
- Determine where your fear is accumulating and creating tension in your body and shake it! Tension cannot live in motion.
- Establish a routine of breathing and focus that removes the emphasis from your performance to the audience's enjoyment. Your voice coach can help you develop a routine.
- Bodacious body alignment makes you appear more confident and makes you feel more confident.
- Know your material inside and out before you begin.
- Practice saying the words out loud - silent practice for an audio presentation doesn't count!
- Picture your audience as your strongest supporters. You will receive what you project.
- Disregard an audience member's faraway look. Their life may be in crisis, which is not a reflection of your presentation, or they may be deeply considering what you've just said.
- Keep in mind that everyone in the audience is so glad you are speaking and not them! They are grateful to you.
- Concentrate on your audience and subject matter, not on yourself. Fretting about a wrinkled suit will not help your speech.
After just one hour of training via phone, John Oehler said, " While I have spoken publicly before, and received good feedback, the feedback I got was above and beyond what I expected; I have never been so relaxed during a presentation. Thank you!"
Accent Modification Course
In today’s global economy, to understand and to be understood is the essence of good communications!
Just as importantly, a well-trained voice can captivate, stimulate and motivate. It can open doors and close sales. It can impress an audience, impact a meeting, improve your career and enable new relationships.
Sally Morgan coaches people from all walks of life to be powerful, persuasive communicators. Using Morganix Method™, her proven training technique, she can help you improve every aspect of your presentation.
Whether you are struggling to overcome a Boston accent or another regionalism of the United States or your native language is other than English, this course is for you!
Imagine your speaking voice matching your professional expertise! What kind of impact would that have on your career?
Are you frustrated because you aren't taken seriously? In a meeting or sales call, do others tend to ignore or discount your brilliant ideas? Then, someone else presents the SAME idea and is promoted! I know this is baffling when you don't fully understand the impact of the presentation of your idea.
Do you feel that your physical and vocal presence do not match your professional expertise? Very frustrating!
With some very specific awareness of your speaking and presentation habits, you can make changes vital to your credibility. It takes a willingness on your part to want to change and a great coach to guide you through the process. You've found this website and are still reading, so you've shown your desire to improve - now all you need to do is call so we can make you remarkable!
I immediately learned excellent tactics that improve my presentations and communications - that makes me a better litigator."
—Julia Rafferty, Esq.
- Stand strong and erect (see superhero posture below)
- Accentuate your consonants for clarity - include final Ts and Ds . Consonant use separates amateurs from professionals. Yes, the music of speech is in the vowels, but we are paid for the consonants.
- Clarity counts . Dropping letters off words can change the meaning. Enlist could become endless.
- Make eye contact with everyone in the room to build a personal connection and maintain other's interest in your subject matter.
- Baseball teams have spring training - you, as a businessperson, also need to train and prepare. Meticulous preparation creates a professional presentation .
- Motivate, inspire, energize, praise, humor, entertain, teach, and otherwise raise the spirits of your audience. They will feel great and so will you!
- Be natural, be yourself . Truth may be stranger than fiction, it's also more fascinating.
The use of consonants separates amateur from professional. The action of your words is in the consonants. The clarity of your ideas are in the consonants. Don't neglect a single one! Use your consonants and your words will fly around the room and into the minds and hearts of your audience.
If you speak without conviction or energy no one listening will care! You have to make them care by sharing your passion. Help them see your point of view by sharing a bit of who you are and why you are so jazzed about what you are telling them. Speak your truth and people will listen!
Wow! After only 6 sessions with Sally I no longer sound like a chipmunk's girlfriend, but like the competent professional I am!"
—Courtney Ragonesi, Illustrious Group
Have you struggled with any of the following?
- Do you sometimes end up with sloppy diction?
- Does your shyness make you try to "hide" physically?
- Do you notice gaps in your thought flow?
- Does nervousness overwhelm you when standing in front of a group?
- Has your brain ever stop feeding you intelligent words?
- Have people asked you to repeat yourself because they can't hear or understand you?
- Do you ever feel attacked by the audience?
If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, How can you become a more powerful persuasive communicator?
- Stand straight and strong - never stiff - looking right at others. Show them you've got nothing to hide.
- Keep your sense of humor handy. The unexpected will always happen!
- Tell a story. Find the story behind the dull statistics or the tedious steps of a new industrial process to engage your audience. Storytelling has been passed down for generations for a reason. It's effective!
- A well-articulated speech not only makes delivery more clear, it delivers your ideas more precisely.
- Add the pizzazz of clearly articulated consonants to propel your voice to others.
- Preach what you practice - without sounding "preachy." Take others with you on a journey of discovery - a logical progression through your thoughts. Then your "sermon" will eliminate a barrier and create a connection.
- Hire a coach - especially if presenting and speaking are an important part of your life. Remember even Academy Award Winners have vocal coaches.
Working with Sally has made a huge difference! I am much more relaxed, and a lot more animated than I would have been."
It has been proven that you have 3-10 seconds to capture your audiences' attention and respect ! If you don't want to waste a moment of that time your physical presence must make a clear statement that you have something valuable to offer. You needn't be tall or good looking or young or suave. What you need is superhero posture. Yes, superhero!
Think about the stance of your favorite superhero. Usually we think of a physically powerful person with senses and strengths beyond anything we have or ever will achieve. Right?
Picture a superhero - Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman. Picture the way they hold their bodies. Chest held high, hands on hips, piercing eyes looking right at you, personally powerful and confident. What a physical presence! They exude confidence without saying a word. You can elicit the same response with the right vocal power tools!
- Stretch your spine long and straight for a powerful presence. Picture an anchor running from your tailbone into the ground and the spine as an elastic band stretching up through the crown of your head to the sky.
- Smile! Make eye contact! Be genuine!
- Embrace others with a warm greeting. Let them know you are glad to be in their company by your tone of voice, smile and eye contact.
- Be natural, be yourself. That's really all an audience wants is to know who you are and what you have to offer them.
- Call people by name .
- Make the contact and content about THEM .
- Take good care of your audience by putting them at ease .
- Keep your sense of humor handy at all times. Business does not have to be serious all the time!
I feel empowered!"
—Jocelyn Gabrynowicz, PC
- It's impossible to hear yourself the way the rest of the world does, so none of us are very good judges of our own sound.
- It is very difficult to look in the mirror and be objective about what image you are projecting. A coach can do that for you easily.
- Most of our bad habits are subconscious and must be observed and brought to our attention by a caring professional.
- The brain is quick to learn concepts of good vocal production, the body is a slow learner and needs constant reminder and reinforcement.
- Bad habits are the devil to break! Having a knowledgeable partner to guide us through to good habits is essential.
- When good habits begin to succeed, you will wonder how you were able to do it so easily. A good voice teacher knows and can give you the feedback you need to coordinate mind and body.
- Every single contact you have is sending a message. If you are not sending the message you want, you will need to undo the damage at some point.
- A good vocal coach can make the process of learning efficient, fun and have lasting results.
It is critical as a platform speaker, no matter how many speaking engagements you book a year, to make a habit of working your voice and instituting healthy habits to preserve it. That's what clients are paying for when they hire you. You owe it to them to develop your voice. It is your pathway to their acceptance and ultimately to your profitability. And Sally Morgan is the BEST!"
—Courtney R, Illustrious Group
By finding this website, you've found at least one! Sally has both the knowledge and experience to take you where you want to go! Look for someone who knows the vocal anatomy, the latest research, who keeps current with what's happening in the industry, who offers clear explanations and practical solutions to your vocal challenges. Find someone with experience as a performer. A performer can sculpt the technical as well as the "theatrical" in to your communication skills.
An accent can be very charming and part of the storytelling of persuasion, but if you cannot be understood at first bark you have a problem. Don't make your audience struggle to understand or ask you to repeat more clearly.
In today's global economy, to understand and to be understood is the essence of good communications. An accent that prevents a clear exchange of ideas between people is a waste of time and therefore of money. The need to repeat yourself is frustrating for both speaker and listener.
The good news is that you can learn to reduce your accent. You begin by becoming more aware of the sounds of the English language. Listen critically to people whose speech you admire to discern their particular use of the language.
Process of Accent Reduction:
- Begin to hear the differences between your current pronunciation and American pronunciation
- Listen to speakers you admire and understand easily
- If you are not a native English speaker, find an actor from your country who uses their accent to their advantage
- Practice imitating the sounds of American English one at a time
- Next, practice putting those sounds together to make up words
- After you are comfortable with words, move on to phrases and sentences
- Then comes using the new sounds in everyday conversation, listening to yourself to ensure accuracy
Effects of Successful Accent Reduction:
- You will be perceived as smarter
- Verbal exchanges will take less time
- You will be more relaxed in conversation allowing the mind to work better
- You will be perceived as more competent
- The stereotypes of nationality will ease their hold on your professional relationships
Stunning "before and after" results! "
—Laura Fitton , Pistachio Consulting
Don't put off your complete success any longer! The right coaching, plus with what you already have within you, is exactly what you need to realize all your dreams!
Take a look at our training and products and pick which fits best with you and your life right now!