Leadership Speaking Mastery Workshop

Perfect Pronunciation for the North American Workplace
Learn to speak English clearly and confidently in business.
Next course starts October 22, 2018

Leadership Speaking Mastery is a 8-week program designed for English Language Learners to master the skills that enables an individual to speak English clearly and confidently in business and social situations.

The workshop focus on the Perfect Pronunciation for the North American Workplace. The goal is to greatly improve English clarity and communication techniques in business and social conversations, and job interviews to reach full professional potential in the North American workplace.

Learning Outcomes for the program:

  • Clarity-  the student will improve his/her English skills with clear, confident pronunciation of the consonant and vowel sounds of standard North American English.
  • Flow – The student will speak English with accurate word and sentence rhythm, will learn how to use intonation to get the true meaning of his/her conversation across an audience
  • Understanding – the student will become aware of his/her accent errors, and how to improve them.

The course includes both online video and text study materials, live webinars, and regular feedback on student progress through exams completed by phone or online at the beginning and the end of the course.

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: October 22, 2018 | REGISTER

    8 week webinar program

    12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

    Tuition if paid in full: $1,300. 

    Unit 1: $500

    October 22, 29, Nov 5

    Unit 2: $350

    November 12, 19

    Unit 3: $500

    Nov 26, Dec 3, 10

    December 17: Final skills assessment

    Unit 1 Introduction to Confident Pronunciation: Consonants, Assessments, Personal Coaching 

    Unit 2 Introduction to Listening Skills and Pronouncing Vowels, Personal Coaching

    Unit 3 Introduction to Flow of English, Personal Coaching


  • Schedule

    Course meets online 10 weeks via live Webinars.

    UNIT 1

    Oct 22/18 - WEBINAR # 1 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST 

    Oct 22/18 - Lesson # 1 Pronunciation -  th ,v and w -  online study + weekly TEST

    Oct 29/18 - Lesson # 2 Pronunciation – r, l, ng - online study + weekly TEST

    Nov 5/18 - Lesson #3  Pronunciation – word endings - online study + weekly TEST


    UNIT 2 

    Nov 12/18 - WEBINAR #2 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST 

    Nov 12/18 -Lesson # 4 and 5 vowel sounds - online study + weekly TEST

    Nov 19/18 -Lesson #6 and 7 vowel sounds - online study + weekly TEST


    UNIT 3 - 

    NOV 26/18 – WEBINAR # 3 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST 

    NOV 26/18 -Lesson # 8 Word Rhythm- online study + weekly TEST

    Dec 3/18 - Lesson # 9- -Sentence flow -online study + weekly TEST

    Dec 10/18 -Lesson # 10- Intonation - online study + weekly TEST


    Dec 17/18 – WEBINAR # 4 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST  FINAL SKILLS ASSESSMENTS



  • Faculty

    Bonnie Gross, BA, DSPA, SLP (reg.), Current President of SpeechScience Inc.  University of Toronto, BA in Psychology and MA in Speech Pathology. Bonnie Gross has over 25 years of experience in speech pathology, voice training, writing and performing for radio and  television and has delivered speaking skills programs to Fortune 500 Companies and created and delivered proprietary online and live training programs to universities and corporations such as University of Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, RBC, IBM Canada Ltd., Kraft, DELL, TD, Deloitte, American Express, etc.

    In 2015, she received the Honors of the Association – for outstanding contributions to the profession of Speech Pathology and the Programming Excellence Award—for Ethnicity –weekly TV series highlighting Diversity in Canada. Bonnie is former President of the Ontario Speech and Hearing Association; creator and head of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Toronto's Scarborough General Hospital for 15 years.