How Accent Modification helped Prabu
Prabhu stated that he decided to look into accent modification because of the many challenges he found communicating in both work and social situations. He stated that difficulty communicating at work “can affect your career growth, confidence, and eventually the respect from your team members”. He also said that difficulty communicating in social situations makes it “difficult to form friendships”.
Prabhu has recently finished our accent modification program.
He said that he first “felt funny learning or making the sounds”, because they were so different from the way he used to make sounds. He put a lot time and effort into practicing his new way of speaking and when asked if accent modification has helped him he said, “Yes, absolutely, I am not saying I talk like an American, but I am easier to understand and I can see people engaging in conversations”. He also said that friends have reported that he is easier to understand. He said although it is a challenge, “in the end it is worth the effort”!