Dr. Maureen Archer improved my English so I could be hired as a professor. She helped me adjust my pronunciation so Americans can understand me better, and she reviewed my curriculum vitae, application letters and interview presentations to ensure the highest level of professionalism. She also provided very useful advice about my research presentations and writing, so now I have the ability to be successful in these areas, such as received international recognized awards and winning proposals.”
— Tian-Bing Xu, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and AIAA Associate Fellow, Old Dominion University
 

Are you fully confident when speaking, writing and presenting to colleagues?

Would you like to easily express your full intelligence and knowledge in English?

Would you like to finally correct those features of your communication that leave Americans confused or saying, “Could you please repeat that?”

 

Successful Communication Follows Formulas.  Some are complex; some are simple. We show you the exact formulas you need, correct your output as we progress, and reinforce each formula’s application for future use. 

 

 Individual Support Program

 

These specialized, one-to-one programs focus on only the features you need to improve.  They are intensive, so please be ready to work hard.

Program delivery is flexible and includes face-to-face (using Skype, Zoom, Gotomeeting or a video software of your choice), phone, email, and/or text messaging. If you live in Southeastern Virginia, we can meet in person.

PROGRAMS

 


Contact Dr. Maureen Archer for a free consultation to discuss which program best fits your needs. Together we will outline the goals, scope and schedule of your program.

Phone: +1 (757) 374-8166

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 One-Project Support

(Usually 1-2 Weeks)

 

This support program focuses on completing one significant project.

Examples of possible projects:

 
Preparing for your job interview

Preparing for your job interview

  • Review of application requirements

  • Editing of application letter and resume/curriculum vitae

  • Guided practice for answering interview questions

  • Advice and coaching for best results   

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Preparing for your PowerPoint presentation

  • Feedback on the effectiveness of the PowerPoint slides and overall presentation

  • Editing of text as needed

  • Advice and coaching for successful delivery of the presentation

  • Guided practice for answering audience questions

Editing

Editing (with feedback) of your professional documents

  • Editing, and formatting if needed, of professional papers, reports, etc.

  • Feedback provided with suggestions for future writing improvement

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Assessing your communication effectiveness

  • Recording of your speech to assess vocal quality and message clarity

  • Review of your writing to assess effectiveness and professionalism

  • Creation of a communication assessment report that prioritizes areas for improvement

  • Consultation for full understanding of the report and advice for self-study

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Preparing for a special event

  • Discussions about American cultural and social expectation

  • Practice of professional and casual conversations

  • Understanding of American etiquette

  • Advice about employee-employer relations, customer expectations, and American work-place culture

  • Role playing of various scenarios for in-depth preparation

Which project would you like to complete? Contact Dr. Maureen Archer for a FREE consultation.


Intensive Support

(Usually 4-6 Weeks)

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This support program provides focused assessment, coaching and/or editing in one area of communication. Such areas include, but are not limited to:

  • vocal quality (pronunciation, pacing, intonation, volume, overall effect)

  • public speaking (effective presentation design and delivery)

  • conversing (professional and casual discussions, includes body language)

  • vocabulary development (focused on the topics you need)

  • writing (idea development, organization, style, grammar, punctuation)

  • American communication expectations, topics and advice)

You may receive a communication assessment report at the conclusion of this program which outlines the focus, results, and recommendations from this intensive training.

Which area of communication would you like to improve? Contact Dr. Maureen Archer for a FREE consultation.


Extensive Support

(Usually 6+ Weeks)

This support program provides focused assessment, coaching and/or editing in two or more areas of communication. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • vocal quality (pronunciation, pacing, intonation, volume, overall effect)

  • public speaking (effective presentation design and delivery)

  • conversing (professional and casual discussions, includes body language)

  • vocabulary development (focused on the topics you need)

  • writing (idea development, organization, style, grammar, punctuation)

  • American communication expectations

You may receive a communication assessment report at the conclusion of this program which outlines the focus, results, and recommendations from this extensive training.

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Which areas of communication would you like to improve? Contact Dr. Maureen Archer for a FREE consultation.