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Alan M.

New York, NY

$75/hr

Public Speaking, Accent Reduction, Interview Skills, Writing

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Background check passed as of 1/31/14
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Great speech coach who went above and beyond expansion
— Dong, New York, NY on 3/10/15

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Emerson College, Boston , MA
Speech
Emerson College, Boston , MA
Master's
Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

Emerson College, Boston , MA (Speech)

Emerson College, Boston , MA (Master's)

Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

About Alan

Do you feel that your accent creates a barrier preventing you from achieving your goals?

Do you need support preparing for a job, college or residency interview?

Are you looking for assistance in writing and/or delivering a speech?

Effective communication skills are essential for success in business and in life. My background is both in business/professional contexts and academia.

My clients include both students, executives and professionals from Citigroup, North Shore LIJ, Columbia Presbyterian, NYU Dental, Hedge funds, capital management companies, JP Morgan Chase, Stern School of Management, Columbia Business School, Microsoft, accounting firms, law firms, fashion industry, retail and other Fortune 1000 companies. They know the value of excellent language and communication skills. You'll become more influential and have greater respect.

The English language is one of the most complex languages to master. And, if it happens not to be your native tongue, other challenges may arise.

Stage fright or the fear of public speaking can prevent you from performing your best and could potentially limit your academic and professional growth.

The wonderful news is that I can help you overcome these challenges and create a whole new realm of possibilities for you!

Having spent several years as a professional speech communications professor, I will work with you, coach you, and help you overcome any apprehension that prevents you from becoming an effective public communicator. As we work together, you will become eloquent, fluent, conversational and assertive in front of an audience.

A job or college interview is another situation where it is essential to confidently convey your achievements and commitments. Additionally, it is mission critical to develop a robust resume that will provide you with clear advantages over other candidates. In other words, it's not just what you say, but how you say it! People judge you by the words you use and how you use them!

As your coach and mentor, I will assist you in business communications, which includes ESL and native English professional speech. You will also learn how to write effective, and concise business correspondence to clients, employees, management, and the general public.
Perhaps best of all, you will have traded in that old feeling of anxiety for an enhanced sense of self-esteem, confidence, and swagger!
So, what is my professional background? I have a Masters degree in Speech from Emerson College. I also studied graduate level Administration and Management at Harvard.

My business experiences vary greatly. I have 13 years experience on-air for WBBR-Bloomberg, CCTV-North America and Arise News. I write weekly articles for China National Gold Corp's Gold Journal. I was also a lead professional communication skills trainer for US Government professionals, and own an executive consulting practice. I have taught at Emerson College, FIT, SUNY and community colleges..
Through my experience I understand and adapt to a vast variety of needs and individual levels of motivation with regard to non-native learners of English.

Most importantly, I am extremely passionate and enthusiastic about my work. My true reward comes in the form of the great results for my clients.

Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I look forward to working with you!

Thank you,
Alan
Accent reduction, job/college interview prep, speech writing/public speaking
Do you feel that your accent creates a barrier preventing you from achieving your goals?

Do you need support preparing for a job, college or residency interview?

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Student rates: $65 per hour. Special rates for veterans, religious, not-for-profit and corporate groups, lunch and learn.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10017
Background Check: Passed

"Great speech coach who went above and beyond expansion"

- Dong, New York, NY on 3/10/15

"Very good"

- Kevin, Brooklyn, NY on 3/29/15

"Great tutor"

- Grace, Fort Lee, NJ on 2/21/15

"Nothing Short of Astounding "

- Jonathan, New York, NY on 8/5/14

"Great Tutor to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills "

- Denis, West New York, NJ on 3/14/14

"Good materials, patient, covers multiple topics"

- Liang, Rego Park, NY on 10/17/13

"Alan is great!"

- Oleg, New York, NY on 10/9/13

"Great Tutor!! Always Available."

- Sal, Staten Island, NY on 3/5/13

"Alan is excellent and an incredible professional tutor"

- Daniel, New York, NY on 3/4/13

"Very profound understanding on what you need"

- Vladimir, New York, NY on 11/26/12

"Excellent tutor"

- Annie, New York, NY on 5/12/12

"Satisfy "

- Giovanny, Jersey City, NJ on 2/23/12
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Career Development

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Business

With real world experience as a business owner, former Wall Street executive, consultant and teacher, I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

As a teacher, I have coached both native English speaking students and ESL students in the fields of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Small Business Management, Business Communications and a variety of other business courses.

If you are looking for help in business or jumpstarting your career, I am here to help.

Career Development

Looking for the extra help in developing your resume or preparing for an interview? With over 8 years of teaching professional career development on the college level, as well as over 20 years of hiring, training, and public communications, I will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

ESL/ESOL

Marketing your services can be difficult, especially when there is a language barrier. Success in scholarly pursuits and your career requires the proper understanding of the English language.

My experience with teaching diversified learners at the Long Island Business Institute for 9 years has helped me help others to thrive with a better command of English.

Past students have been able to successfully promote themselves and I hope to help you do the same.

Marketing

I have a strong background in marketing, as I founded, and marketed a national commodity brokerage firm. My experience does not stop there, as I have taught the subject on the college level to native English speakers, foreign students, and professionals.







Public Speaking

Public speaking is not easy, but I hope with my knowledge and practice can help you overcome your fears or uneasiness.

Although I have experience in marketing and career development my qualifications are primarily in public speaking, business and education. As a lead trainer for US government professionals in speech communications and a teacher on the University level for 20 years, I have assisted dozens in both writing and delivering speeches. I hope my skills and knowledge will benefit you.

Emerson College, Boston , MA
Speech
Emerson College, Boston , MA
Master's
Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

Emerson College, Boston , MA (Speech)

Emerson College, Boston , MA (Master's)

Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

Great speech coach who went above and beyond expansion — Alan is by far the best speech coach that I have had. My line of work demands a high level of communication skills, often requiring me to deliver presentations at client and internal meetings. Yet giving presentations has always been a daunting and stressful task for me. I can't begin to tell you how much heartburn it has caused me over the years. I have attempted a few executive training and wor ...

— Dong, New York, NY on 3/10/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Student rates: $65 per hour. Special rates for veterans, religious, not-for-profit and corporate groups, lunch and learn.

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10017.

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