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Articles & Speaking Engagements

2016

July 2016: Presenter, National Conference, ASCEND's Pan-Asian Leadership National Convention at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

2014

September 2014: Keynote Speaker, NATO eLearning Conference; U.S. Command Center, Suffolk, VA

July 2014: Presenter, National Conference, HCA - Hospital Corporation of America; Nashville, TN

May 2014: Presenter, International Association for Training and Development Conference & EXPO; Washington, DC

April 2014: Presenter, PepsiCo Global Diversity Summit; NYC

February 2014: Presenter, Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity; Minneapolis, MN

2013

October 2013: Judy Ravin interviewed by Phillips Media Relations in "Five Ways to Reduce a Heavy Accent."

April 2013: Judy Ravin presents, “Impactful Communication: Are your Leaders Ready for Globalization?” at the 2013 National Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.

March 2013: Accent Reduction Institute turns interns into employees

Jan 2013: Judy Ravin speaks at A2 ASTD, faclilitating the session "The ROI of Training and Leadersip Development"

2012

Sept 2012: Judy Ravin presents “Removing Barriers to Training for Multinational Audiences” during the NATO Learning Forum, Allied Training Command, Suffolk, VA

June 2012: Barb Niemann discussed designing educational materials for non-native speakers at Torrance Learning's Download. Get more information.

April 2012: Growing Accent Reduction Institute spins out of Menlo Associates

March 2012: Accent Reduction Institute adds big name clients, adds staff

February 2012: Presenter, U.S. Department of Defense; Leadership Development and Education for Sustained Peace; Warsaw, Poland

2011

December 2011: Presenter, U.S. Department of Defense; Leadership Development and Education for Sustained Peace; Nuremberg, Germany

2010

September 2010: Judy Ravin, President of ARI, interviewed on CBS Radio.

September 2010: ARI's American accent training featured in USA Today.

May 2010: "Accent-comprehension training allows 'smart companies and smart organizations to take responsibility and work proactively to build their half of the bridge,'" says Tanya Mohn AOL DailyFinance article on ARI.

April 2010: Presenter, Worldwide Aviation Training Conference; Orlando, FL

2009

August 2009: Accent Reduction Institute's software language tools (PDF 2.3mb) featured in Military Training Technology pg. 4.

August 2009: ARI's methods for rapid language learning and accent training described in AnnArborChronicle.com.

2008

June 2008: HR Marketer and Talent Management both feature The Accent Reduction Institute and their partner, Novations, in their June articles "Accent Reduction Training Gains Ground Among Employers".

April 2008: Crain's Detroit features Judy Ravin in their April 14th article: "Reporters Notebook: Helping New Immigrants"

2007

December 2007: Diversity Inc.com features Judy Ravin and the Accent Reduction Institute: "Will Your Accent Keep You From Getting Ahead?"

October 2007: Judy Ravin, President of the Accent Reduction Institute, interviewed on WXYT (97.1 FM Detroit) on Oct. 31st, 2007 7:30 am, EST.

October 2007: LA Times features the Accent Reduction Institute, Oct. 23, 2007

August 2007: Metromode.com, "What sets ARI apart from other accent reduction classes is the software developed and virtual classroom it creates. Students need nothing more than a webcam and an internet connection." Amy Whitesall, reporter. Read the Accent Reduction Institute feature

July 2007: Judy Ravin featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Immigrants take classes to learn U.S. accent: With thousands of distinct accents, no wonder Americans have trouble understanding each other. NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports on one woman's quest to help us all communicate.

June 2007: Judy Ravin, President of the Accent Reduction Institute, featured in The New York Times, "Her goal," Ravin said, "is to make people independent."

April 2007: GM Diversity: The Inside Scoop, "Already GM has seen how this service can help a team work effectively, and it also brings a team closer together."

2006 and Earlier

December 2006: TheStreet.com, As our clients "participate in clear, effective communications and really express their professional expertise without being interrupted, their confidence skyrockets," explains Judy Ravin, president of the Accent Reduction Institute (ARI)

May 2006: Pronunciation For Professionals: Accentuate the Positive (PDF 200kb). Detroit Free Press.

February 2005: Small biz finds niche by helping others lose their accents, "Learning English pronunciation is critical because English is the common language of international business." Crain's Detroit Business.

2004: National Public Radio (NPR) Interview of Accent Reduction Specialist Judy Ravin (MP3 10.1mb), CEO of English Communication Services, LLC.

December 2003: Accentuating the Positive (PDF 187kb), Business Direct Weekly (BDW)

2003: Expert Makes Accents Less Pronounced (PDF 190kb), Detroit Free Press - Mike Wendland

Case Study

Industry: Information Technology

My boss said sometimes people don't understand me because of my accent. This was my first experience with distance learning and it went great. I now feel the improvement in every aspect of my life, both personal and professional.

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From Our Clients

"There are some vowel sounds that I have been struggling with for years and she is the first instructor that can come up with personalized, effective methods of correcting them."

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