Telecommuting Made Easier with Accent Reduction Classes
According to Global Workplace Analytics, 4.3 million employees now work from home at least part-time. “Regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 140% since 2005. These trends for telecommuting are only growing and spreading as the workforce demands more flexible work schedules. This change in where we work has dramatically affected how we work and how we communicate with our teams and our clients.
Business Communication is Tech-Driven
With a work-from-anywhere workforce, we rely on technology to communicate with our coworkers, teams, and clients. While instant messages, project management tools, and email are a big part of our business communication, oral communication relies heavily on phone calls and video conference calls.
While the technology gets better and the connections get faster all the time, the clarity of communicating through these means will never be as good as in-person conversations. The loss of body language, the loss of context, and the reliance on speakers and microphones can often make the clearest communicator repeat themselves.
If you happened to have an accent, whether, from a non-English native first language or a regional dialect, you are even more likely to have to repeat yourself during these conference calls. This can lead to miscommunication, irritation on both sides, and the potential of losing the importance of the message.
Accent Reduction Classes for Telecommuters
At Carolina Speech Services, most of our clients are professionals looking to improve their business communication and grow their careers. Our classes are custom designed to help you meet your goals for a more neutral American accent. And guess what? We can telecommute too! It doesn’t matter if you are here in Charlotte, across town, over in Raleigh, or anywhere else in the world, we offer online accent reduction lessons!
Bonus: when seeking accent reduction for work, you can often write-off the expense as professional development.
If you’re ready to make those dreaded conference calls a whole lot easier, give us a call today to learn more about our program. (704) 845-1605