COVID-19 Update: We are now conducting programs in-person and virtually.
for ESL Speakers
Presenting can be hard for anyone.
Presenting in a second language makes it harder.
Questions about pronunciation,
instant translation, word-crafting, and audience perception waste time, decrease confidence and distract speakers from what matters most--telling their story in the most compelling way.
According to Pew Research there are over 21 million foreign-born professionals in the US workforce.
While diversity can enhance culture and even aid growth in profits, many ESL speakers report that they dread presenting, don't speak up in meetings, and don't pursue advancement opportunities they otherwise would. This has a high cost for the individual and the company: it can affect job performance, satisfaction and employee retention rates.
A new program for ESL employees to help with their most pressing presentation concerns.
Avoiding common ESL mistakes
Engaging the audience
Formatting to help pronunciation
Build confidence, reduce nerves
Build muscle memory in English
Delivery tips used by pro speakers
Recovery after a mistake or glitch
Cultural best practices
Q&A / individual coaching
Delivered in a highly inclusive, empowering environment, so speakers feel more confident, prepared and able to focus on what they do best.
Who is it for?
This program is a good fit for professionals who:
Speak fluent English
Need to present or speak up in meetings
Are comfortable receiving individual coaching
Virtual group trainings
Tips for messaging, word-crafting & delivery
Non-judgmental & supportive--builds confidence
Individual coaching with tips especially for each participant
Our Clients Include
Results you can expect
In beta tests of 125 people, these are the most common benefits reported by participants and their audiences.
Easier prep process
More engaging delivery
Better audience reactions & buy-in
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.