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The American Accent Accelerator Program

9.2

(15 ratings)

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4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

A course for seasoned professionals wanting to polish their spoken English until they shine with clarity and confidence. 

Hosted by

Jill Diamond

Communication Skills Coach championed by Fortune 500 companies since 1997.

Course overview

Excel at speech while bringing your accent and full self to work.

Master your spoken English with The Diamond Method. The only American accent training program that suggests you keep your accent while improving your communication skills and performance.

The 4-Week American Accent Accelerator Program is for you if...

01

You're a seasoned professional who speaks English as a second language with little time to "change" your accent.

02

You're frustrated when asked to repeat yourself. You lose sleep over presentations. And you feel unpolished when answering questions.

03

You want to be understood and engaging in your speech so that your colleagues trust and respect you.

My Promise On Your Journey

Acquire Musical Speech

Are you lacking speech that connects with your listeners? Bring your accent while learning the six components of American English that will transform the speed, rhythm, and intonation of your speech and allow you to perform securely and effectively on the job. ✋🏻, I promise.

Establish Newfound Clarity & Confidence

Do you feel generally insecure about the clarity of your speech? Bring your accent while learning how to create and convey meaningful messages in English. You'll experience a newfound level of clarity and confidence when you do. ✋🏻, I promise.

Practice Real-World Scenarios

Are you leaving your communication to chance? Bring your accent while applying new speaking techniques to real business situations. With sincere practice, you'll enhance your daily communication capabilities and watch your career soar. ✋🏻, I promise.

Benefit From The Cohort Setting

Because our business communication happens in front of others, you'll use the group setting to overcome your fears, try a new approach to speaking in public, receive essential feedback, and stay accountable amongst your peers. ✋🏻, I promise.

9.2

(15 ratings)

See Who Is Championing Jill

        Jill's course activated the best in me, made me a better communicator in English, and helped me get rid of bad speaking habits. Her program is life-changing for anybody whose English skills are mission-critical.
Francisco Matos

Francisco Matos

Human Resources Business Partner at The Nature Conservancy
        Not only did I learn a lot about communication from Jill, I learned a lot about myself by working with her. It's been an amazing experience. I am so grateful to have had a chance to know her.
Angie Ruan

Angie Ruan

Technology Executive / SVP / CIO / Chime / Nasdaq / American Express / PayPal / eBay
        Jill’s expertise has been making a tangible impact on my confidence level, and her material is weaved in a way that not just conveys the concepts but sparks applicability. Jill’s teaching-coaching capabilities are remarkable!
Adriana Holt

Adriana Holt

Global HR | Talent Strategist | Scale Enabler | Executive & Leadership Development | Cultural Transformation | Performance Coach
        After taking two courses with Jill I feel more prepared to compete on Wall Street. I recommend Jill above anyone else for her incredible methodology, her efficiency, and most importantly: learning with fun ensures the best success.
Olivier Tabouret

Olivier Tabouret

Managing Director, Global Special Situations Stressed and Distressed, ALCENTRA NY, LLC
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Course Schedule

3 to 6 Hours Weekly
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning February 7, 2023

    12:00-1:30 PM EST [3 hours weekly]

    We'll meet live each week to apply your learning to real-world scenarios and to fine-tune your speech so that you feel confident and clear in your delivery.

  • Fridays: Hot Seat Sessions [Optional]

    12:30-1:30 PM EST [1 hour per weekly]

    Join the cohort on optional Fridays to get your questions answered, work on projects, and for the chance to get coached in front of the group.

  • Pre-Session Prep

    30 Minutes to 2 Hours Weekly

    ✔︎ Prepare for each live session by working through the self-paced coursework.


    ✔︎ Play an important role in each session by bringing personalized assignments to our meetings.


    ✔︎ Feeling excited? Spend additional time on the bonus material.

Course syllabus

01

Exploring The Music Of The American Accent

In your first session, you'll dive into the musical components of American English through a poem so that you can apply clarity and confidence to a professional introduction of yourself.

02

Bringing Your Accent And Exceling At Speaking

In this module, you'll examine the connection between pausing and word emphasis so you can give a mini-presentation about one of your passions using a clear and confident voice.

03

Making The Relationship Between Rhythm And Diction

In the second week, you'll break down the rhythm and vowel sounds of American English so you can apply syllable stress accurately to the technical terms you use at work.

04

Adding Flow And Melody To Your Speech

In this lesson explore the Americanisms that make up the flow of American English and make melodic changes in your voice appropriately so you can apply the learning to giving a performance review.

05

Putting It Together By Reading & Mimicking Native Speakers

In the third week, you'll master the speaking tools by listening to and mimicking native English speakers' presentations so you can perfect your speech without worrying about the language.

06

Putting It Together With Impromptu Speech

In this module, you'll test your understanding of the speaking tools by engaging in random Q&A exercises with your peers so you can speak confidently thinking on your feet.

07

Preparing Your Presentation With The Scripting Technique

You'll start the final week of your accelerator program dissecting a presentation technique called scripting so you can deliver a clear and confident speech with the help of useful notes.

08

Presentations & Graduation Day

You'll complete your training by giving a final presentation to your peers so you can showcase your newfound communication skills. Then, we'll celebrate your accomplishments during our graduation ceremony.

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The Diamond Method

The Diamond Method

Polish. Speak. Shine.

Bring your accent to your spoken English while gaining the speaking skills you need to communicate with clarity and confidence.

Thought Chunking

Pausing and pacing communicate confidence, facilitate thinking, and establish trust with listeners.  

Emphasis

Knowing the right words to emphasize in a sentence delivers messages clearly and accurately.  

Rhythm

Using syllable stress correctly ensures clarity of speech and being understood by native English speakers.

Melody

Applying the musical patterns of American English allows for dynamic communication that engages others.

Diction

Shaping the vowels of important words correctly elevates your English and helps you stand out with professionalism.

Flow

Connecting and reducing words like an American helps you sound fluent and natural when you speak.

Meet Your Instructor

Jill Diamond

Jill Diamond

Are you ready to be the next amazing speaker of English as a foreign language like Satya Nadella of Microsoft or Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai? OR, are you willing to risk being average at speaking and leaving your audience confused by your message?


Since 1997, I've guided thousands of Fortune 500 professionals through The Diamond Method. And I've seen the hardest working individuals advance their careers, be considered for C-level positions, and feel a million times more confident in every English-speaking environment.


I created The American Accent Accelerator Program so that I can share my life's work with you and boost your clarity and confidence when speaking English without needing to give up your accent.


If you're a high achiever who wants results and is willing to put in the hard work required to reach your dreams...If you are a seasoned professional living in the United States or working for an American company in search of clear and confident speech, then The American Accent Accelerator Program is for you.

9.2

(15 ratings)

More Of Jill's Champions

        Jill comes to every session prepared with a wealth of ideas and materials to use. I wholeheartedly recommend working with her on your communications needs. She has a true passion for what she does.
Esther Rombaut-Enriquez

Esther Rombaut-Enriquez

Managing Director, Investor Relations at CVC Capital Partners
        Jill has been a valued partner of mine for over 15 years. Her communication insights, energy, personal attention, and determination are superior. Jill is a must-have for any organization or individual looking to grow.
Joel Hammer

Joel Hammer

CFO at Castellan Real Estate Partners
        Jill Diamond's training method is unparalleled. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her dedication to her customers is something that is rare to find in today’s fast-paced world. Leverage Jill if you are looking for communication support for yourself or your team. She won’t let you down.
JeanCarlo Bonilla

JeanCarlo Bonilla

Global Chief Analytics Officer at VaynerX
        I am grateful for Jill’s unique methodology of working. She makes you do things you didn’t know you could do. She succeeds in improving your speaking skills through her great professional experience and powerful human skills.
Marion Pohu

Marion Pohu

Leather Goods & Accessories Designer at Marni
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Frequently Asked Questions

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