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L2 Accent Reduction - Presentation Skills and Voice Projection are Key for Immigrants Who Want to Advance their Careers   By PRWEB

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

Skilled immigrants dont only face barriers in getting a job, but continue to struggle even after finding employment.

Jennifer Madigan, who is an Accent Reduction Specialist and Director at L2 Accent Reduction Centre states It is not just the language, but other aspects of speech, such as the way the voice sounds, that can influence how one may perceive an individual who has an accent."

When I was a girl, my mom always told me that I sounded like a man. She said that little girls were supposed to speak softly and sound more feminine. So try as I did, I couldnt do it and I just ended up sounding like an Asian cartoon character. It totally wasnt me. For some, the way in which one speaks has strong cultural influences and this can affect how that individual may be stereotyped, says Madigan.