Presentation for Non-native English Speakers
There are over 27 million foreign born workers in the US workforce as of 2020, according to Pew Research. While diversity in organizations can make for a more exciting culture and even contribute to higher-than-average profits, it can be difficult for foreign born professionals to speak up at meetings, be their best when presenting, or pursue opportunities that they would have otherwise. Most corporate training curricula don't address these challenges.
The added layer of challenge
Presenting can be hard enough in anyone's native language. When working with a 2nd language, questions arise about word-crafting, pronunciation, cadence and more. This can waste time, affect a speaker's confidence and cause distraction from the important work of delivering their message in a clear, powerful way.
That's where we come in.
Working with non-native English speakers on their most pressing concerns:
cultural best practices
Delivered in a highly inclusive, respectful environment, so speakers feel more confident, prepared and able to focus on what they do best.
Going beyond borders
Discreet & Convenient
You will not be on camera
Live Q&A through chatbox or audio function
Research shows that forcing leaders and other
employees to admit bias and change behavior can
lead to resentment and rebellion, producing the
opposite of intended results.
For real inclusivity, individuals must experience genuine insight and self-motivated change. This happens best through effective communication in the moment.
Responding to Microaggressions gives teams the
right tools for this to happen.
Traditional bias trainings focus on explaining bias and its cost, hoping it will go away. But RTM has a more realistic and practical approach.
Targets solutions, rather than focusing on explanations
Gives employees techniques to handle microaggressions when they occur
Provides tools for individual processing & healing when a microaggression occurs
Helps eliminate emotional damage & costly consequences
Provides specific words & phrases to effectively respond to microaggressions
Based on proven neuroscience & behavioral science research
How to ease emotional damage & take positive action
Detailed steps to communicating your feedback
Specific talk points, words & phrases
Best practices for an educational, productive conversation
Tips for dealing with defensive reactions
Coaching for allies—what bystanders can do
Case studies and role-playing with individual coaching
Our Clients Include
Meet the Coach
Nina Irani Surya
Nina Irani Surya is the President and CEO of UniqueSpeak Consulting and has served as the speech and communication coach to top level executives of Fortune 100 firms, politicians and public figures in the media and entertainment industry.
After studying fine arts and communications at New York University, Nina traveled around the world studying human thought processes and the neurology of communication and decision-making. She specializes in integrating cutting-edge neurological findings with time-proven communication techniques to create innovative approaches to communication.
Nina is the creator of numerous leadership and communication techniques which are used by professional speakers, public servants and leaders in various industries. One of the processes she created, Ground of Being™, has received worldwide recognition and is used in over 17 countries on 5 continents.