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Pronunciation Pro

By Annie Ruden M.S. CCC-SLP

Learn to speak American English clearly and with incredible confidence with certified American Accent Trainer and Confidence Coach, Annie Ruden M.S. CCC-SLP.
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32. 3 Reasons Why a Speech Pathologist Can Help You Improve Your Pronunciation FASTER
32. 3 Reasons Why a Speech Pathologist Can Help You Improve Your Pronunciation FASTER
Did you know that there are 2 kinds of pronunciation teachers? English teachers and Speech Pathologists.  As a trained Speed Pathologist myself, I want to share with you how I can help you improve your American English pronunciation in a PROVEN and EFFECTIVE way, so that you can gain GREATER CONFIDENCE. In this episode, I go over 3 reasons that a Speech Pathologist, like myself, can help you not only improve your American English pronunciation, but how we can do it FASTER. I also share with you how my program is also designed to bring you CONFIDENCE along with improved pronunciation, and how my program, Pronunciation Pro, can help you. If after listening to this episode you’re interested in trying out a course made by a Speech Pathologist and want to see the difference it can make in your pronunciation journey, I invite you to sign up for my 7-day trial today: http://pronunciationpro.com/trial/
10:32
December 05, 2022
31. Do You Feel Understood? 3 Ways To Make It Happen
31. Do You Feel Understood? 3 Ways To Make It Happen
To be understood is so much more than just pronouncing words correctly.  To be understood is one of the most important core human needs.  Are you feeling understood? If not, I want to help!  In this episode, I share with you 3 ways to be FIND SUCCESS in being UNDERSTOOD when speaking American English. You need to have CONFIDENCE in yourself and your abilities, and I want you to feel comfortable speaking up no matter what. You deserve to feel heard, and your voice is powerful. If you’re interested in diving deeper into these 3 tips and want personalized help, head over to http://pronunciationpro.com/trial/  to start your 7-day trial now.
23:33
November 21, 2022
30. Learning American English Rhythm
30. Learning American English Rhythm
Do you want to know one of the BIGGEST SECRETS for sounding like a Native English speaker? I’ll let you in on it. The secret is knowing the correct rhythm and sentence stress when you are speaking American English. It is ESSENTIAL to learn how to use correct sentence stress if you are to sound fluent in English. Go through this episode and receive EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to one of the lessons from my Pronunciation Pro online training program. I’ll go over some important tips to help you understand sentence stress and how to implement it yourself. If you loved this podcast episode and are looking for more information on sentence stress or want to improve your American English pronunciation, check out my course today! You can try it out for 7 days by clicking here: http://pronunciationpro.com/trial/
19:50
November 07, 2022
29. Disrupt Yourself: Pro Book Club
29. Disrupt Yourself: Pro Book Club
What do you do when life goes unexpectedly? How do you deal with the change? In this podcast episode, I go through some KEY CONCEPTS from our Pro Book Club meeting where we read “Disrupt Yourself” by Whitney Johnson. Listen to learn these key concepts and find ways to HARNESS this change and disruption in your life to make it USEFUL and HELPFUL for you. Want to join my next Pro Book Club meeting? Join Pronunciation Pro now so you can find out what our next book is and attend our next book club! Click here to now! https://pronunciationpro.com/
28:16
October 31, 2022
28. 2 Ways To Feel Confident in Your American English Pronunciation
28. 2 Ways To Feel Confident in Your American English Pronunciation
What are 2 important you can do to feel more confidence in the way you speak American English? In this podcast episode, I go through 2 different concepts that will change the way you view your American English Pronunciation journey. I discuss how CONSISTENCY is so much more important than perfection, how to have POSITIVE self-talk, and how to change your overall mindset to make you feel more CONFIDENT in your abilities to speak American English. Listen now to experience this mindset change, and join my program to attend the Confident ProMindset trainings that I talk about! My next one is November 10th, 2022 so make sure to join my program before then so you can attend! Join my program here: http://pronunciationpro.com/trial/ I can’t wait to see you at my next Confident ProMindset training!
28:38
October 24, 2022
27. Student Success Stories & Testimonials
27. Student Success Stories & Testimonials
Want to feel confident speaking English but not sure if Pronunciation Pro will work for you?  In this episode, I share with you testimonials from past students where they share the PROGRESS they’ve made, the CONFIDENCE they’ve gained, and the SUCCESS they’ve seen. If you’re undecided on whether or not to join my program, I encourage you to listen to this episode to hear from real students about their experiences in the Pronunciation Pro Online training program. If you are interested in learning more about my PLUS membership that I mention where you can received personalized audio feedback, click here: https://pronunciationpro.com/plus-upgrade/ Join my program now to start seeing the success that my past and current students have experienced. To learn more about my program, head over to my website: https://pronunciationpro.com/join/ You won’t be disappointed when you join, and you can start today with a 7-day trial: http://pronunciationpro.com/trial/
20:14
October 10, 2022
26. 5 Most Common Error Patterns in American English
26. 5 Most Common Error Patterns in American English
Do you ever wonder how you can know exactly what you need to do to improve your American English pronunciation? In this podcast episode, I go through 5 COMMON MISTAKES, and more importantly, what you can do to FIX THEM and IMPROVE your pronunciation. You may not even realize that you are making some of these mistakes, but bringing AWARENESS to these things is going to help you speak American English with more CLARITY and CONFIDENCE! If you are interested in receiving feedback on EXACTLY what you can improve on to sound more like a native English speaker, click the link to get your Full Accent Assessment: https://pronunciationpro.com/full-accent-assessment/ Join my program today to start attending the study groups that I mentioned, and get that feedback from trainers that will help you become aware of what to improve on and how to fix the mistakes that you may be making. Click here to sign up now: https://pronunciationpro.com/join/
22:56
October 03, 2022
25. 6 English Words You Are Probably Saying Wrong
25. 6 English Words You Are Probably Saying Wrong
Do you ever wonder if you are pronouncing English words correctly?  Well today I'm going to help you with 6 English words that might be a problem for you.  This is at no fault of your own, these words require specific word stress or vowel sounds and sometimes they aren’t pronounced according to how they are spelt. The SECRET to being able to pronounce these words correctly is to LISTEN to the correct pronunciation, and then copy when you speak. Learning to CORRECTLY PRONOUNCE these words will increase your CONFIDENCE, so listen to this podcast to hear how these 6 words should sound. At the end of the episode I also include 4 BONUS WORDS so make sure to listen until the end! The rules for English pronunciation can be hard, but I’m here to help. If you’re looking for even more information on how to correctly pronounce words in American English, join my online training program at www.pronunciationpro.com to get started.  We're here to help!
16:54
September 26, 2022
24. Secret To Sounding More Natural in American English
24. Secret To Sounding More Natural in American English
What is the SECRET to sounding more FLUENT and NATURAL when speaking American English? The answer is learning how to link and when to pause in a sentence. In my latest podcast episode, I’m going to give you exclusive access to one of my trainings on the Pronunciation Pro website. In this training, I go over the rules of linking and go through great EXAMPLES showing these rules. I also go over pausing and how and when to do it. Listen to this podcast to learn how you can sound like a Native English Speaker. After learning these TIPS and TRICKS, you will feel more CONFIDENT and sound more NATURAL when communicating with others. If you are looking for more information on CORRECT sounds, rhythm, word stress, sentence stress, intonation, and the rules and concepts of American English, join Pronunciation Pro today!  RESOURCES: Get Your Free Linking Worksheet HERE!
22:53
September 19, 2022
23. Student Stories: Ximena Zuniga
23. Student Stories: Ximena Zuniga
In this episode, I interview one of my Pronunciation Pro Students, Ximena from Colombia, where she gets REAL about her journey moving to the United States, the challenges she faced, and how she overcame them.  She also talks about her recent career transition and how she gained the confidence to make this big move!  Do you want to improve your American accent and feel more confident speaking English? Then you're in the right place! If you are ready to feel the same confidence that Ximena has gained, join Pronunciation Pro today. https://pronunciationpro.com/join/ Our PLUS Package gives you the personalized feedback you need to improve even faster, click here to learn more.
39:04
September 12, 2022
22. Gaining Greater Respect Through Clear English Communication
22. Gaining Greater Respect Through Clear English Communication
Are there times where you wish you were more RESPECTED when you spoke English? Luckily there is a way that you can gain GREATER respect when speaking American English CLEARLY. In this podcast episode, I’m going to give you 2 STEPS TO GAIN GREATER RESPECT through clear English communication. It can be difficult at first to learn how to do this, but I’m here to help. If you are ready to gain that RESPECT and CONFIDENCE that you are looking for when speaking American English, join me at www.pronunciationpro.com to start TODAY.
28:25
September 05, 2022
21. How to Understand Fast English Speakers
21. How to Understand Fast English Speakers
Do you find it hard to understand Native English speakers when they talk? Does it feel like they are talking too quickly and you just can’t understand what they are saying? This is something that almost all non native English speakers struggle with, and it is completely normal. But the good news is that you can learn how to UNDERSTAND them, even when they talk quickly! You can’t always ask someone to simply slow down so that you can better understand them, but after listening to this podcast, you will have a much better understanding of what you CAN do in these situations. In this episode, I’m going to go through 4 STRATEGIES TO UNDERSTAND FAST ENGLISH SPEAKERS. It's critically important that you understand completely when someone is talking to you, and I want to help you gain the right communication skills that you need to be able to have SUCCESSFUL CONVERSATIONS with native English speakers, even when they are speaking quickly. If you are ready to learn more about American English intonation, syllable stress, and word stress, join me at www.pronunciationpro.com to get started today. You’ll get the roadmap you need to both understand easily and even learn to sound like a Native American English speaker!
20:20
August 29, 2022
20. 6 Steps To Bounce Back After Failure
20. 6 Steps To Bounce Back After Failure
Have you ever failed to stay consistent with a goal you started? If so, you're not alone.  In this episode, I discuss my journey of bouncing back after taking a break from something important in my life, and how you can do the same thing! Failing, falling down, or getting off track on your goals is normal.  This happens to everyone, and can especially happen when it comes to your English pronunciation journey. The question is, are you going to get back up? Are you going to get back on track when you get off?  I'm guessing the answer to that question is YES!  How do I know?  Because you have GRIT and RESILIENCE (two words I'll help you out with in this episode).  I believe in you and want you to succeed. Your voice is important and needs to be heard.  If you are ready to get back on track and want my help, join me at www.pronunciationpro.com I'll provide you with a proven, step by step system to speaking English clearly and with incredible confidence! 
20:10
August 22, 2022
19. Understanding American English Intonation
19. Understanding American English Intonation
Do you feel like sometimes you're missing the meaning when native speakers are talking?  So much of American English meaning is held in the intonation patterns. When you understand intonation you will find it easier to follow the intent of the speaker.  In this episode you will learn the rules of American English intonation and more importantly you will train your ear to the different ways intonation is used to create meaning.  Want to learn more? Join the Pro Community at www.pronunciationpro.com
21:55
June 07, 2022
18. Could You Be Making More Money?
18. Could You Be Making More Money?
Are you making as much money as you are capable of or want to be making?  If not, then let's look at what might be holding you back.  Join me at www.pronunciationpro.com 
24:19
May 31, 2022
17. Crucial Conversations: Pro Book Club
17. Crucial Conversations: Pro Book Club
Do you have the skills to communicate during a crucial conversation? ....a conversation where the results of it could drastically change the course of your life and career? In this weeks episode of the Pronunciation Pro Podcast I will teach you tools to navigate high-stakes conversations in a way that will help you speak with confidence! Click here to join Pronunciation Pro! https://pronunciationpro.com/
49:16
May 23, 2022
16. Stepping Into Your Personal Power
16. Stepping Into Your Personal Power
Are there times while speaking English where you feel small and powerless?  Are there times when you stay silent even though you know it's not what you want or what's best for you or others?  In this episode I will help you know how to step into your personal power so you can confidently join the conversation as an equal.
24:19
May 18, 2022
15. How To Improve Your English Faster
15. How To Improve Your English Faster
You want to speak clear and confident American English and you want to do it fast!  In this episode I'll teach you a strategy that will help. Quantity over Quality Go try it out and let me know how it goes!  To join us in the Pronunciation Pro Online Training program click here: https://pronunciationpro.com/trial/
21:17
May 09, 2022
14. Student Stories: Nathalie Nguyen
14. Student Stories: Nathalie Nguyen
In this episode I interview Nathalie Nguyen, an accountant living in Canada. Nathalie shares her experience and advice for those working to improve their English pronunciation and fluency.  To view Nathalie's YouTube videos showing her journey over the last 3 years, go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvaiUHC9yNxLU9U9aYMWyPQ/featured  If you're ready to join Pronunciation Pro now and take your English training to the next level, click here: https://pronunciationpro.com/ Be sure to check out our PLUS or PREMIER memberships with one-on-one training like Nathalie has done! https://pronunciationpro.com/join/
42:52
May 03, 2022
13. How To Build Confidence In YOU
13. How To Build Confidence In YOU
What is your opinion of yourself?  Do you feel confident in who you are?  Great communication is not just about saying the right words with correct grammar and pronunciation.  Communication is an expression of who you are.  If you want to improve your communication skills you must take a deeper look into the opinion you have of yourself. As you do you'll discover the path to greater confidence AND better communication.  To get more lessons from my one of a kind Confident ProMindset Course, join Pronunciation Pro NOW! https://pronunciationpro.com/trial/
17:40
April 25, 2022
12. Learning To Listen To American English
12. Learning To Listen To American English
The key to learning to speak like a native is learning to open your ears to the sounds and rhythm of American English. As you tune your ear to the sounds of English you'll be better at pronouncing them correctly.  To go deeper into training your ear to hear, join Pronunciation Pro now! https://pronunciationpro.com/  Listening Exercise #1: Long /A/ vs short /e/ Paper - pepper Wait - wet Taste - test Late - let Waste - west Listening Exercise #2:  Short /o/ vs Short /u/ Hot - hut Bought - but Caught - cut Lock - luck Mom - mum 10 examples of words that are spelled different than they are pronounced. Thought: /thot/ Doubt: /dowt/ - no /b/ Wednesday: /wens-dA/ February: /feb-yoo-wAr-ee/ Receipt: /ree-seet/ no /p/ Island: /I-lind/ - no /s/ and reduced /a/ Asthma: /as-mu/ - no /th/ Colonel: /ker-nul/ Hors d’œuvres (French): /or-dervs/ - Other French words: bouillon, casserole, vinaigrette, protege, ballet, bouquet, boutique, silhouette, etiquette, faux pas Zucchini: /zoo-kee-nee/  (Italian) - pinata (Spanish)
24:19
April 18, 2022
11. 3 Tips To Overcome Fear of Mistakes While Speaking English
11. 3 Tips To Overcome Fear of Mistakes While Speaking English
Are you afraid of making mistakes while speaking English? If so, you're not alone.  In this episode I will help you understand why you are afraid to make mistakes and give you 3 powerful tips to overcome this fear so you can speak up and feel confident! Ready to join the Pronunciation Pro Online Training Program where you will learn how to feel confident while speaking English?  Join me today! https://pronunciationpro.com/join/
27:28
April 11, 2022
10. Deep Work: Pro Book Club
10. Deep Work: Pro Book Club
Every other month in the Pronunciation Pro Online Training Program my students participate in a book club meeting. This months book was 'Deep Work' by Cal Newport.  "The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive" - Cal Newport In this episode I will walk through a summary of this book and share with you some of the insight from our students and ways for you to apply these teaching to your life.  To join Pronunciation Pro and participate in the next book club meeting, click here: https://pronunciationpro.com/trial/ To get one-on-one help with a trained American Accent Trainer through the PLUS or PREMIER packages, click here: https://pronunciationpro.com/join/
35:44
April 04, 2022
9. Your Voice Matters. You Matter.
9. Your Voice Matters. You Matter.
Your voice is important. You add something to this world that no one else can. If you want help finding your voice and confidence speaking English. I'm here to help! Join me in the Pronunciation Pro Online Training Program: https://pronunciationpro.com/trial/ 
35:46
March 29, 2022
8. 5 Tips to Overcome Embarrassment While Speaking English
8. 5 Tips to Overcome Embarrassment While Speaking English
Do you avoid speaking up in English because you don't want to feel embarrassed? In this episode I will share with you 5 tips to overcome feelings of embarrassment while speaking English so you can confidently speak up and share your thoughts, experience, ideas, and expertise without fear.
36:13
March 21, 2022
7. Understanding Confidence & Self-Confidence
7. Understanding Confidence & Self-Confidence
Are you a confident person?  The question of confidence is not an all or nothing concept.  In this episode you will come to understand what it takes to have greater self-confidence and how to create greater confidence in the skill of speaking English.  
44:14
March 14, 2022
6: Speaking English With Confidence
6: Speaking English With Confidence
"I will feel confident when I speak like a native" This is the mindset that many of my students have when they first start working with me inside the Pronunciation Pro Online Training Program.  But what if you could feel confident BEFORE speaking like a native? And what if feeling confident now was an important step to achieving your goal of speaking English like a native? In this episode I will help you learn how to feel confident NOW so you can be the most successful in your journey to speak English like a native.  RESOURCES: TED Talk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are Confident Thoughts To Practice:  It’s okay to make mistakes The more I practice, the better I get I have the grit and determination to succeed at anything I set my mind to I’m getting better every day I’m proud of the way I keep trying I am good enough right now to speak up and practice If they have a problem with the way I speak English, that’s about them, not about me I speak multiple languages, I’m amazing! I’m tired of staying silent, it’s time to speak up and create the life of my dreams! What confident thoughts would you add?
22:58
March 07, 2022
5. What Is An Accent & How Do I Change Mine
5. What Is An Accent & How Do I Change Mine
Let's take the mystery out of the process of changing an accent.  An accent is when you use the sounds and rhythms of your first language while speaking English To learn to speak English like a native speaker you have to learn to hear the difference between the way you say the sounds and rhythms of English and the way a native speaker uses them. Then you start the process of retraining your ear and mouth to move in this new way. The science is simple, the process takes time and repetition. But as you are patient with the process you'll have great success in transforming your spoken English. Want to know what is the difference between you and a native English speaker? We can help! Get a Full Accent Assessment by a certified American Accent Trainer by clicking here: https://pronunciationpro.com/full-accent-assessment/
21:54
February 28, 2022
4. Student Stories: Amadou N' Diaye
4. Student Stories: Amadou N' Diaye
From a struggle with a severe stammer as a child to becoming fluent in 4 languages, Amadou has shown what it looks like to use the power of the compound effect in his life.  Small, consistent action done over time leads to amazing results. His patience, confidence, and determination to succeed has helped Amadou do amazing things in his life and career.  Starting as a low level employee at Disneyland Paris, Amadou recognized that if he was going to survive and thrive in his job at Disney that he would need to learn multiple languages. So he did!  Amadou shares his tips and tricks for learning languages fast as well as his philosophy for growing a little every day. RESOURCES:  Elevator Pitch Template - How To Introduce Yourself In English: https://youtu.be/TL40zCJHt2g  Join Amadou's Language Exchange Group by clicking here: https://calendly.com/amadou-/framelanguages  Any questions for Amadou, email him here: amadou@framelanguages.com Meet Up Groups: https://www.meetup.com/ - a great way to connect with people to practice English while doing what you love 
32:35
February 21, 2022
3. 3 Powerful Practices To Improve Your Spoken English
3. 3 Powerful Practices To Improve Your Spoken English
In this episode I share with you 3 powerful but simple daily practices that will help you dramatically improve your spoken English  These practices are: 1. Use the 3 Easy Tips 2. Read out loud for 2 minutes every day with your focus on the 3 Easy Tips 3. Listen to American English audiobooks or podcasts daily I promise you that if you do these 3 practices consistently every day you will be amazed at the improvement you will see in your spoken English over the coming months and years.  Recommended Podcasts: TED Talks Daily A Bit of Optimism with Simon Sinek Work Life with Adam Grant Taken For Granted Super Soul with Oprah Increase Your Impact with Justin Su'a
23:20
February 19, 2022
2. Connecting Through Stories
2. Connecting Through Stories
Throughout the Pronunciation Pro Podcast I will have the privilege of sharing the success stories of many of my students.  Today I'm going to share a piece of my story with you. I'll share how I got started in accent training, the passion I feel for this work, and the deep love I've developed for my students along the way.  I'll also share with you how I discovered my unique approach to confidence training through my own personal challenges. This one of a kind confidence training has helped my students get even better and faster results in their journey to speak American English with clarity and confidence. 
08:20
February 11, 2022
1. How To Speak American English Like A Native
1. How To Speak American English Like A Native
Are you ready to speak American English clearly and confidently like a native? If so, you're in the right place! In this episode certified American Accent Trainer and Confidence Coach Annie Ruden M.S. CCC-SLP will help you understand what it takes and how this podcast will help you create that results in your life, one simple and easy step at a time. Through this podcast Annie will share with you the proven methods and tools she has used to train thousands of non-native English speakers over the last 13 years to speak English clearly and with great confidence. Annie will teach you how to train your ear to hear in a new way, your mouth to move in a new way, and your mind to think in a new way that will transform your spoken English. Be sure to follow along with each episode! Get even more training and LIVE support from Annie through the Pronunciation Pro Online Training Program: https://pronunciationpro.com/trial/
19:36
February 08, 2022