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Speak with Confidence and Advance Your Career in the Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley houses professionals from all over the world who speak English with an accent that may be keeping them from advancing in their career.

Speaking clearly, concisely, and effectively with confidence is the key to unlocking many doors: in both business and personal relationships. In business you have technical presentations, technical overviews, sales presentations, stake holder meetings, teleconferences. The speaking opportunities increase as you advance in your company.

For further information on the influence your voice has on others, please take a look at a 2012 study by Quantified Impressions that was published in the Wall Street Journal. It was found that a person’s voice tone had two times more influence on the listener’s first impression than the message itself. And for example in the same article it was reported that CEOs with lower-pitched voices made on average $187,000 more than their higher-pitched counterparts.

In the business world having a heavy accent is often not mentioned, except by an aware manager in a performance review. However, it is acted upon in many subtle and not so subtle ways. See this example of Raj. (

Join us for a talk by Sandra McKnight


Registration to get $ 5 off



Silicon Valley Innovation Center 3200 Coronado Drive Santa Clara 95054


Aug. 1, 2013 Thursday
Time : 6pm – 8.30pm


6.00 - 6.30 PM – Registration and Networking (Light refreshments available)
6.30 - 8.00 PM – Workshop
8.00 - 8.30 PM – Q&A, Wrap up

Members: Free
Non members : $ 15
Walk in : $ 20


Drawing and Special Offer

Business card drawing for 3 free “Your Voice Is Power in Business” MP3 down Loads

Special Offer for SIPA Audience Members Only: Good for 1 Week: One 20 minute free Telephone Voice Consultation/analysis with Sandra

About Sandra McKnight, Owner of Voice Power

Sandra McKnight is one of Americas leading experts of the art of the speaking voice. She is a dynamic motivational speaker, a professional actress and the author of “Your Voice is Power in Business.” Since 1986 thousands of people have enjoyed and benefited from Sandra’s charismatic stage presence, engaging humor and practical ideas on the power of your voice to change your life.

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  • Deepak D.

    Hi all
    Friendly reminder for the event today. Please arrive between 6 and 6.30. We will start as usual at 6.30pm. If you have not yet registered, the walk in price is $ 20. We will take check or cash, or even card. If you register by 12pm today, the price is $ 15. You can register on the link at


    August 1, 2013

  • Deepak D.

    Please register for the event at and avail $ 5 off discount. This discount is valid until Wednesday. Otherwise the price will be $ 20. We are getting a good response so please do register today.

    July 29, 2013

    • Deepak D.

      Hi....It is about general speaking skills like voice modulation, but there will be some mention of accent reduction since they go hand in hand. You can view the podcasts of the speaker from the link on our page. You will still learn something new, so please do come and attend.

      July 30, 2013

    • Archana M

      Thanks for your reply. I will be there tomorrow.

      July 31, 2013

  • Avani S.

    Looking forward to learn the techniques of speaking English in American Accent!!

    July 29, 2013

  • Paritosh

    Looking forward to this as voice quality is very important.

    July 25, 2013

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