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Everett Leiter, Director
Confident Speech

Speak better! Sound better! Succeed!

Founded by renowned speech pathologist Everett Leiter, Confident Speech sets the standard of excellence in speech and voice instruction. For over 20 years, he has helped people learn to pronounce English more clearly, to reduce their accents, and to speak more effectively in business. Our services include:

  • Accent Modification
  • Voice Improvement
  • Business Communication
  • Presentation training

Clear speech and voice enhance every aspect of your life. You'll sound good to others as they hear you speak, and you’ll take pride in knowing that you convey your message with clarity and skill!

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Speech tip: The right vowel for a “Great Day!”

For better English pronunciation, master the vowel sounds!

Great Day is our nickname for one of the English vowels. It is the vowel sound in words like rain, date, name, and weigh.

The Great Day vowel is a diphthong.  It starts as one vowel [e], and then it glides to the vowel: [i].

Watch our 2-minute tutorial video on the Great Day vowel.  This is an easy sound to master! 90-second video on Great Day vowel!

For clear English, master the "black cat" vowel

Black cats!  Companions of witches? Symbols of bad luck?   

At Confident Speech, our clients definitely enjoy good fortune when it comes to black cats.  There is a vowel which we call the "black cat" vowel.  When you master this vowel, your English becomes clearer and easier to understand!

There are just 3 things to remember about positioning your tongue for the "black cat" vowel.  Flat...low...forward.  

90-second video on “black cat” vowel!


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