assisting clients in Bangalore, Beijing, Chicago, Denver, Dubai, Edinburgh, Halifax, Jeddah, Kansas City, London, Madrid,
Milan, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Vancouver, and Washington!
Communication is essential in any business...
technology races forward, and the internet sidelines verbal
interaction, clients increasingly crave direct human contact, and it is
the ability to speak clearly and confidently that helps build
relationships, trust, and loyalty. No matter how qualified you are,
poor enunciation can stop you getting your message across. To stay
competitive, you need to communicate clearly to avoid frustrating your
listeners, whether they are clients, staff or superiors.
PERFECT ENGLISH SPEECH programs teach the mechanics of voice
production by retraining the muscles inside the mouth, and
providing you with the tools and techniques to understand the correct
placement of the voice when speaking English. Through a series of
exercises tailored to each individual, the PERFECT ENGLISH SPEECH
program can help anyone achieve better clarity and quality of speech.
June 8th, 2015 (Originally posted January 14th, 2015) Perfect English Speech
offers the ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION INTENSIVE
PROGRAM – Ten, Half-Hour, Online, sessions
with a Private Instructor, focusing on the challenges that affect you
most for $250.00/£150.00 plus tax.
- Ten, half hour, one to one, online sessions for $250.00 (USD), £160.00 (GBP) or €225.00 (EUR)
- Programs are carried out online, using SKYPE.
- It is a responsive curriculum tailored to your needs. Coursework is emailed in advance of each session, with each session lasting 30 minutes.
- All coursework, including prep/follow-up time, plus personalized sound files, is provided by Perfect English Speech, and included in your fee.
- Flexible scheduling. Six months from date of purchase to complete your program.
- Secure payment through PayPal or e-Transfer.
- CORPORATE RATES VARY.
Find out if online training will work for you. BOOK A FREE TRIAL SESSION without obligation today.
January 4th, 2015: VOICE AND ACCENT COACHING. Ideal for actors or anyone preparing to speak in the public arena. Mark began his training as an actor and has appeared in over 35 plays, and 57 film and television roles, playing a variety of characters from all over the world. (Movie/Television Credits) His solid coaching techniques and attention to detail has ensured many performers have remained with Mark as loyal clients for years. (References available)
December 8th, 2014: JOIN THE WORD CLUB!!! Enter the FIVE WORDS you have most difficulty pronouncing in English and for $1.50 (USD) PES WORD CLUB will email you a PERSONALIZED SOUND FILE with clear instructions on how to pronounce those words correctly... Word Club
JULY 24th, 2014: Working with post-graduate teachers from China at SuOn College at York University.
MAY 1st, 2014: I shall be working from my Toronto office for the next coupe of months and for international clients available on SKYPE as always.
JANUARY 15th, 2014: Interesting research on the challenges facing nonnative English speaking professionals...click the link below.
JANUARY 1st, 2014: Mark Caven's bestselling audio books are "LIVE" on iScroll: http://store.iscroll.com 1/11/12
Recommendations from our Clients...
"Mark Caven understood perfectly my needs and was able to
select the exercises that really focused on my pronunciation and accent defects. I praise so much the way he was able to make my texts sound more fluent. I had the feeling that my work mattered to him. Our lessons were like a rehearsal and it was fantastic for me. When I went into the studio to record my text I felt confident. Mark understood microphone technique and showed me how to correct my work and get the best from my performance. really feel that my pronunciation has improved a lot and the corrections we have made will last forever. I admire Mark's, patience, experience, ability to meet my expectations and charisma. His teaching was confident, firm and clear. I would rate the Perfect Speech Training 10/10. It was exactly what I needed."
the Director of International Programs at the University of Toronto -
New College, I've hired Mark on numerous occasions over the past decade
to offer his pronunciation workshop to lecture halls full of
international students. Each and every time, it has been an instant
success. Students love Mark's innovative approach to learning how to
speak English. Using his extensive theater training, Mark has pioneered a
refreshing approach to teaching the finer points of pronunciation. His
entertaining and interactive style encourages students to leave their
inhibitions at the door, not worry about making mistakes, and
practice-practice-practice. I recommend Mark to both individual and
group clients who are tired of traditional approaches and want a new way
to perfect their accent and pronunciation."
Service Category: Education
Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
Kevin Frey, Director of Programs, New College, University of Toronto
"In the UK, despite what people would like to believe, your accent is still the main indicator used by clients to judge your class and background, and therefore your skills or business. Some regional accents are considered honest and reliable; for instance Yorkshire & East Lothian, and many company call centres are
located in these areas because of this. Other regional accents can
seriously hold you back.They may give the impression of you being naive,
untrustworthy, uneducated or even worse too humorous to be taken
seriously. In my personal case I had a regional accent which was a hindrance at work in the affluent South-east. It sounded naive, and a little comical to Southerners. They focused more on my accent than to what I was pitching for. I took speech classes
with Mr Caven which changed key elements of my regional pronunciation.
The disadvantage I had with my accent was removed and I gained a level playing field with my competitors. Mr Caven gave me confidence to talk & give presentations to major corporates,and to get on with selling my business, without worrying about a poor accent. I do believe that working with Mr Caven on my pronunciation has helped me in creating a successful business in the Capital."
J E Blackwell, London, UK(First language English. On-line client.)
our professional services firm, we recruit talent from all corners of
the world, and many of our talented professionals do not speak English
as their native language. Mark delivers a highly creative and effective system for improving English pronunciation. I have noticed a remarkable improvement in the communication skills of all of his clients here at Konverge. He is exceptionally patient at working with each person, and always puts in extra effort to help his clients. Mark's
creative program for English Speech, and patient attitude, worked
exceptionally well to improve our diverse group of professionals and the
results were impressive. All of his students that I hired him to coach
at Konverge were able to perform well in subsequent interviews, and
obtain job promotions that advanced their careers. Thanks Mark!"
Sherwin Shao, Vice President, konvergeandknow, Toronto, Canada
was accepted at my preferred choice of university and I know this was
largely due to Mark Caven and PES's interview training skills. Of course
I had to do the work, but Mark gave me the confidence I badly needed
and prepared me for all eventualities, helping me with my phrasing and
answering questions directly. I can't thank PES enough"
Jason Lee, Osgoode Hall, York University! (First Language Mandarin)
gave me a firm base to improve my pronunciation, intonation, accent and flow.
Mark has a very good energy, positive attitude and sense of humour. I
would rate my on-line experience with Perfect English Speech 10/10.Now I
have to do my part and keep practicing."
Milene Kudlinski, Vancouver, Canada (First language Portugese. Online client.)
Speech helped me identify weaknesses in my pronunciation and improve
intonation. Mark is very humorous and enthusiastic. He pays attention to even the smallest details and adjusts the training accordingly to your needs. I would rate Perfect Speech 9/10."
Toronto, Canada (First language Tamil)
a result of my on-line training with Perfect English Speech I feel more
confident when speaking English at work. A lot of the things I have
learned are also practical and useful in daily life. I have corrected my
pronunciation and now understand the correct placement of the tongue
when speaking which is essential. I admire Mark Caven's professionalism,
patience, easy going attitude and humour of course!"
Lola Guo, New South Wales, Australia, (First Language Mandarin. Online client.)
Perfect Speech training has helped me to overcome communication
barriers and increased my confidence. Mark Caven offers experience, the
highest level of proficiency, competence, capability, intelligence, attention to detail, style and patience!"
Lyudmila Denisova, Russia (First Language Russian)
Caven's teaching was wonderful. He was very good at identifying my
pronunciation problems and selecting effective drills to correct them. I
have made great progress in correcting sounds such as "R", "N", "ING"
and "L" I really appreciate his efforts on my behalf. For me the most
important part is I know how to correct my mistakes. Now it's up to me
to apply them to daily conversation."
Jason Zhang, Toronto, Canada (First language Mandarin)
PERFECT ENGLISH SPEECH
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VOICE and ACCENT COACHING
Ideal for actors struggling with a challenging script/audition to prepare for, or anyone training to speak in the public arena.
ONLINE and PHONE TRAINING AVAILABLE
Our ten session, one on one, customized training program is available online through SKYPE or over the phone. For information contact us by phone or email.
INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSES
For anyone short
on time, but eager to maximize their opportunities, our intensive
training courses will give you the skills to correct the key sounds that
you personally have difficulty pronouncing.
SIX HOUR INTENSIVE
Three sessions lasting two hours each. Can be completed
in one week or spread over three weeks. Train one on one or form your own study group...
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Single sessions and flexible programming also available.
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A best seller for audible.com now also available on iTunes.
(Please note if you do not have iTunes installed on your computer you will need to key the title into the search engine.)
An audible download especially designed
for those who have English as a first language.
A great way to practice and sharpen your skills.
Written and narrated By
An audio download written and narrated
by Mark Caven
(Please note if you do not have iTunes installed on your computer you will need to key the title into the search engine.)
What the critics are saying about Mark's latest download...
THE LOWDOWN: IMPROVE YOUR SPEECH — AMERICAN ENGLISH
Read by Mark Caven
Caven explains how the quality of our speech relates to our
professional lives. While we know about "dressing for success," not
everyone realizes how often we are judged by how we speak. The way we
speak says a great deal about our backgrounds and educational levels,
and may even influence the way we're treated. Caven offers, and
participates in, a series of helpful warm-ups and exercises in a
friendly, sincere manner. Topics include "Valley of the Lost
Consonants," "Incomprehensible Vowel Syndrome," "Reconnectin' with your
Word Endings," "Learning, Like, Not to, Like, Say Like," and "Losing
Those Upward Inflections?" Caven's humorous delivery and training
techniques are fun, quick and easy, perfect for audio, and sure to
inspire listeners to rise to a more professional level and "speak for
success." S.J.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER