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American English Consonants

International Phonetic Alphabet:

American English Consonants — The American English Consonants IPA chart


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Light L vs. Dark L — Pronunciation tricks for the Light L and Dark L sounds


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How to Pronounce the N and NG Consonants


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How to Pronounce the American R Sound


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How to Pronounce the Three American T Sounds


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American English Vowels

International Phonetic Alphabet:

American English Vowels — The American English Vowels IPA chart (and click here to read the blog!)


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How to Pronounce the AH and UH Vowels


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How to Pronounce the EE and IH Vowels


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Intonation, Stress, and Linking

How to Pronounce Syllables and Stress in American English


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How to Pronounce Stress in Sentences in American English


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Word Reductions: Function Words


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Consonant to Vowel Linking with N, R, and T


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Vowel to Vowel Linking in American English


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Public Speaking and Voice Projection Skills

Six Vocal Warm-ups Everyone Should Be Doing — Tips to keep your voice in tip-top shape (and click here to read the blog!)


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Top 5 Tips to Ease Presentation Anxiety — Tips to help you sound clear and confident while speaking in front of people (and click here to read the blog!)


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A clear and strong voice is powered by vocal cords that vibrate easily and efficiently. Learn some quick exercises to improve your vocal cord vibration - no equipment required!


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All muscles need to be warmed up before they are used, and the voice is no exception! Learn some quick and effective exercises to warm-up the voice so you can speak with clarity and precision!


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The breath is the power source of the voice - learn exercises to increase your breath support and control your respiration for strong, consistent voicing!


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The Resonatory System is the reason why YOU sound like YOU. Learn how to maximize the resonance in your voice so that your voice sounds more rich, full, warm, and pleasant, with minimal effort!


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Learn to speak with precision as you practice these challenging tongue twisters!


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Keep your voice healthy with these 7 tips!


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