Online speech training for a clear, confident voice. 

The way you speak can influence every part of your life. Your voice is one of the greatest tools you have to inspire and connect with people, and at San Diego Voice and Accent, you will learn the skills to master the American accent and become a compelling and effective communicator. 

 

I'm Julie Cunningham, the owner and instructor of San Diego Voice and Accent. I specialize in fully customized and comprehensive speech training programs that can target English pronunciation, accent reduction, public speaking and presentation skills, and professional voice coaching. I'll help you to speak English with a balance of clarity and naturalness, and you'll learn the best techniques to engage with your audience and make them excited to listen to you. All services are completed online to offer you the most flexibility and convenience. 


I offer private, one-on-one sessions, or you can join one of my small group classes. I can also create customized workshops, classes, or seminars within the corporate setting. In addition, I offer self-study accent courses that can be completed at your own pace (first course is expected to be published in July 2021: The American English Vowels for Native Speakers of Hindustani/Urdu).

 

If you'd like to get started right away, complete a free speech screening below or contact me to set up a free consultation to discuss how I can help you achieve your speech and communication goals. I'm excited to work with you! 

 

 Areas of Practice

Accent Reduction

Accent reduction can help those who wish to improve their English communication skills by developing a deeper awareness of the American accent and learn how to be a more effective communicator. My accent reduction courses are fully customized to your specific needs and concerns, and each course offers rigorous study materials that will teach the American accent at all levels of language and settings.  


You'll learn how to use the American accent when pronouncing American English vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, and sentence-level linking and word reductions. You'll also improve your conversational English skills through role playing and presentation activities. All courses include regular, personalized feedback from the instructor and weekly check-in meetings to keep you on track to reach your goals.

Corporate Speech Training

Communication training within the corporate setting may include accent reduction for non-native English-speaking professionals, dialect reduction for native English-speaking professionals, public speaking and presentation skills, voice projection training, and cross-cultural communication training to improve understanding and cultural awareness between professionals from different countries and cultures.


Corporate speech training can benefit employees at all levels within an organization, and courses can be customized to the exact needs of the site. New course content can also be created to best meet the goals of the company. 


Classes can be taught on-site at a time that is convenient for the employees, or employees can travel to my office for small group and one-on-one sessions.  

Professional Voice and Executive Skills Training

Learn how to project a clear and confident voice in the most stressful of settings - public speaking. Professional voice and executive skills training can teach you techniques to improve the strength, quality, and clarity of your voice, and help you to conquer the anxiety of public speaking. 


Everyone can benefit from public speaking and voice projection training, as the voice is used in all forms of oral communication, across all languages and accents. This course can benefit both native speakers of English and non-native speakers of English, and it can be added onto any accent reduction course if desired.

"Working with Julie was awesome! She helped customize the syllabus as per the feedback from my initial performance review which helped me focus on my weak areas such as understanding intonation, consonants, and American English pronunciation. The course gave me a jump start on becoming a better story teller."  — Sunit, Electrical Engineer

"Everything becomes a little different
as soon as it is spoken out loud"

— Hermann Hesse

 

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