Dedicated Teens Braving Cold Weather to Improve their Communication Skills
Getting past the initial jitters and impressing the college interviewer can be a challenging process. The Chicago Institute of Accent Modification (IAM), provided an interactive workshop for 20 teens that stresses the importance of communication skills and making a good first impression.
Chicago, IL. March 1, 2010 --- The Chicago Institute of Accent Modification is now offering interactive interviewing preparation workshops designed to help teens to overcome anxiety and project a positive image during the interviewing process. Some of the participants, were from other countries, and have acquired english as a second language and needed help with grammar and pronunciation.
"It's important to practice good communication skills and get feedback, whether they are on a college interview or interviewing for a job in the "real world", according to Tracey Ingram, M.A., M.S., speech and hearing professional, and the Director of the Institute.
On a cold Saturday morning, on February 6th, 20 teens and 9 mentors in the final Power Prep 4 part Workshop series, gathered at Wildman, Harrold, Allen, and Dixon from 11-2:30pm. All attendees were part of Step Up Women's Network, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and teenage girls.