ConversationSpace Introduces Interactive Music Videos for English Speech Improvement

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ConversationSpace invites viewers to synchronize speech and vocal movements to video models, in a sing-along, cheer-along, talk-along format that provides opportunities to perfect English phonetics and rehearse conversations.

This is an opportunity for people who do not speak fluent and phonetically accurate English to improve their ability to verbalize at the high level expected in the American professional workforce and in social settings.

In many U.S. businesses with international employees, it is an unspoken problem that foreign accents and other speech irregularities can be a drag on someone’s professional success. ConversationSpace offers a video library of English speech training content that can be accessed from anywhere.

Viewers can follow along with the performers, having fun while improving their ability to express themselves in English. This is accomplished through a clever and unique combination of several proven speech training techniques that provide basic voice and phonetic exercises combined with the best elements of music, comedy, and dance.

The training helps with accent reduction, fluency, and vocal confidence in interviews or when speaking to a group. It's also fun, too, like karaoke, where you're syncing lips, tongue placement and speech along with the characters. Just in time for July 4th, ConversationSpace ( has released a trio of patriotic songs performed live on-stage by musicians and dancers, with visual phonetics and real-time text captions.

Visitors to the site can also create ConversationSpaces by combining spoken phrases with text, music, and imagery, which can be replayed, saved and shared. Membership enables access to the full content library and to initiate online conversations with other members. Members can connect with ConversationSpace personal speech trainers via Skype and purchase time to rehearse for an interview, a presentation, or for training in specific professional vocabularies.

A smartphone application, in development, interacts with members in simple and natural language conversations. Voice training functions include graphic display and corrective feedback for pronunciation, loudness, and vocal tone contours of speech.

ConversationSpace has license to use the patented Hummingbird method of teaching English phonetics, used widely in Japan. The company is also in discussion with cable network partners for development and distribution of speech training content for the domestic Hispanic market. In Asia, Actet (, an Australian company, has contracted to include ConversationSpace speech training in Mako English, an language training network in Seoul, Korea, that connect students to live English instructors.

Company founder Sidney Sheres has a Master's degree in special education and language learning, and has developed and studied multimedia for reading, language and technical instruction as Principal Author and Instructor of the Hummingbird Speech System, and Technical Project Manager at Learning Tree International. Sidney is returning to educational multimedia after 12 years with Boeing, Space and Intelligence Systems, where he was a business analyst and software developer.

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