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The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English. Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once. In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent. Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals ...
 
How do you make an emotional connection with your audience? It's done through the power of your natural voice. This is "the Podcaster's Guide to a Visible Voice", a podcast for podcasters who want to reach their full potential. Be more confident to share your authentic voice through bite-sized episodes on voice coaching and podcasting tips. You'll discover what it takes to be a powerful podcaster with your host Mary Chan, as she share techniques, mindset shifts, and go beyond the typical how ...
 
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Long words can be really challenging to pronounce and we sometimes find ourselves trying to avoid them, especially if we’re not sure how to stress them. But there’s actually a good way to know where to place the primary stress in such words. And it’s all about the suffix. In this episode, I’m going to talk about some common suffixes and how to stre…
 
In this episode, I’ll talk about phrases and how the stress and rhythm in a phrase may CHANGE based on the function of the phrase in the sentence. For example, if you take a phrase like ‘last minute’, then in a simple sentence like “They finished their project at the last minute”, MINUTE is usually stressed in a neutral intonation. But if you take …
 
Stories are so crucial in the podcasting space. You can be more engaging with your audience when you have a story to share because we all know and love stories; it's how our brain best processes information. So I'm so happy to bring on Tyler Foley, who shares his perspective, through his acting and film and TV world. He's been in that world since h…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ‘recipe’ and ‘receipt’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Recipe: re-s…
 
What if I told you there was one thing you could do daily that would improve everything about your English communication: how you organize your thoughts, how to think in English, how to quickly find the words, your pronunciation, your vocabulary, your voice, your public speaking skills, your confidence and your overall flow. It’s absolutely free an…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ‘angry’, ‘hungry’, and ‘hangry’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Ang…
 
Do you want to become a great public speaker like Shonda Rhimes? Avoid sounding monotone? Are you interested in learning more about American intonation, American rhythm, and stress? Good. Because this episode is all about that. In this episode, I analyze a TED talk called “My year of saying YES to everything” by the wonderful Shonda Rhimes. This ta…
 
What exactly are show notes and how are they used for your podcast? Although there are many different ways to create show notes and there isn't a "standard" or a one-size-fits-all for all podcasts, I like to think show notes are part of the listener experience. Take a listen to why it's essentially part of the customer service experience! Find more…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word ‘meme’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Meme: meem [IPA: mi:m] If you …
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce New York as well as its five boroughs. Here’s a loose transcription of the names as explained in the episode: New Yor…
 
Part of having interviews on your podcast, is meeting like-minded people and sharing their stories. Not only is it an intimate way to connect with your listeners, but also to your guests as well! One example is with Kathryn Woods, my guest today. I was introduced to Kathryn when someone we both know thought we'd have lots to talk about since we did…
 
Did you know we’ve opened the doors to a new and exciting transformational program? Find out more about New Sound here https://hadarshemesh.com/newsound/ English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk abo…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ”length” and “strength”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Length: lengkth [IPA: leŋkθ] …
 
What will podcast monetization look like in the future and is it even really your best move? Have you thought about that? I bet you have. When a lot of people start a podcast, they think, "How am I going to make money from this?" It's all about money. Or is it? In a capitalistic world, we want to make money. But how does a podcast make money? That'…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words ‘sell’ and ‘sale’. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Sell: sel [IPA: s…
 
Build powerful language habits with me – join my new transformational program opening May 13: https://hadarshemesh.com/join/ Is there a right way to learn a language? No matter what your strategy is, learning a new language requires you to form a new set of habits. In this episode I’ll discuss the 3 types of habits in language learning. Habits are …
 
In this episode, you’re going to get invaluable tips from an expert copywriter, Licia Morelli, that will help you improve your written communication. Here’s what we’re going to talk about: How to be conversational in your writing Practical writing: formal and informal communication when sending emails, text messages, and more! 3 ways to practice wr…
 
DOWNLOAD the PDF with the pronunciation drills in this episode: https://theaccentsway.com/10-min-pronunciation-drills/ This is the most challenging pronunciation practice I have created by far. I must admit, some of these drills were tricky for me too! But that’s exactly what made it so much fun! So if you’re up for a challenge, you HAVE to practic…
 
I first heard of Hadar Shemesh going down the rabbit hole of looking for new podcasts to listen to and her Influency Podcast caught my eye - or ears in this case. Her passion to have her listeners own their voice was very much aligned with mine and I kept hearing myself say, yes, yes! Agreeing with her content and how her words were very similar to…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word ‘congratulations’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Congratulations: k’…
 
Is the phrase ‘SOUND LIKE A NATIVE’ motivating or inhibiting? Should people lose their accent so they can avoid bias and discrimination? What is the true goal when learning English? That, and more, in this exciting and fired-up conversation between Will and me – two speech coaches with different perspectives (or the same?)😅😂. You can watch the orig…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words “coffee” and “cafe”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Coffee: kaa-fee [IPA: ˈkɑːfi] or …
 
Did you know that words have… RHYTHM? Maybe not like a pop song or jazz, but words have rhythm as a result of the stressed and unstressed parts in the word. Rhythm can help you significantly with your pronunciation and with understanding other people better. In this episode, I share with you why. To watch the video version and practice what you’ve …
 
You don’t necessarily have to be an extrovert, in order to have an engaging voice or that fear that I’m just an introvert so I speak more meekly and more quietly, and I don’t really want to express myself. No, that label of introvert and extrovert doesn’t apply to your voice. You have a voice and I want you to use it to have people hear you in your…
 
Speaking a second language can create insecurities, fears, and frustrations. These feelings sometimes pop up when we hear ourselves speaking, and we feel that we’re far from the ideal we have in our mind. We listen to our English and determine if we’re powerful or not. We allow these thoughts to define our identity and self-worth. But what if we lo…
 
If you’ve learned to dance, I assume it included moving your body and not just watching other people move, right? Same goes if you learned how to ride a bicycle or play the piano. Well, you know what? The same goes for learning English! If you want to become fluent – so fluent that you sometimes can’t tell the difference between speaking in English…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the days of the week. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Day: dei [IPA: deɪ] Sunday suhn-dei [IPA:…
 
What are the words people struggle to pronounce the most? In this episode, I’ll share with you the most searched ‘how to pronounce’ words on Google and talk about how to pronounce them. Since they appeared in the top searches, it seems that people – native and non-native speakers – are unsure of their pronunciation. And for a good reason – many of …
 
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