My name is Sohaib, I'm a Doctor Of Dental Surgery, I am currently doing my master in business in management in the UK. When I first came here, I was horrified and anxious because it's my first time away from my family and I don't know anybody, and I realized I have to make it on my own, imagine you have all of these things together along with stuttering as if these problems weren't enough to handle.
I was very depressed because I struggled in everything that required speaking including ordering food, going to the laundry shop, buying bus tickets(I'll mention a relating example later on), introducing myself, presentations, making new friends and most importantly participating in the class which was my worst nightmare. My confidence level was around 2 out of 10, and my speaking ability level was around 4.
So I started searching for programs and courses to treat my stuttering, and I came along with a wide variety of courses, but I particularly decided to choose Michael's program because he used to stutter, he knows how it feels, and he came up with a creative solution to overcome this obstacle. I registered in the 8 weeks private intensive coaching, and I started my sessions with him, he gave a multiple videos and audios to listen to on a daily basis and he pointed out that I have to train over and over again for at least 50 minutes a day for this program to work, I must create speaking opportunities to increase the positive experiences of multiple speaking situations and most importantly that I have to model him (imitate him) in all of my speaking situations in order to have the maximum benefit of this program.
I started training, and honestly, in the first weeks, my speech improved gradually just by using some useful tips that he gave me such as slowing down and to relax all the time. After that I had some downfalls and I'll share with one example: one day I went to the bus station to get a return ticket (which is a 2 way ticket and it's slightly cheaper than buying one ticket at a time) so am waiting in the line to buy my ticket and before I stepped into the bus, I anticipated that I wouldn't be able to say the word "return, " so I felt anxious and I asked the driver for a single ticket instead of return ticket which technically cost me more (20 cents more).
I felt so depressed, and I shared this story with Michael over our last session, he gave me some advice regarding modeling and how to relax and pause for 2 seconds before I say anything. Afterward, I went to the same bus and did exactly what Michael told me to do and guess what I DID IT without struggling or stuttering. I know it's not that big of an achievement, but IT IS to me because I only been in his program for three weeks and I am beginning to see some improvements.
I'll share another example. One day I was working on my project's presentation late in the university and it was around midnight, the atmosphere of the university was so calm so i came up with an idea which is to go to my classroom in the middle of the night and practice modelling Michael in presenting, so I went there and started modelling him and guess what I presented very well the following day because that gave a positive experience that I have the ability to present well without struggling at all. after that incident I started raising my hand and participating actively in the class, I raised my hand around 10 times a day because for me it felt like a flooding gate, I just couldn't help it, it felt really really good.
Now my speaking level is around 8 out of 10, and my confidence level is boosted to at least 9.5 out of 10. Believe me, this works because back then I was in your shoe and thought that all the doors are closed in my face, I was so tired of feeling limited, but after enrolling in this intensive private coaching course my life has changed, and I believe yours will too.
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU MICHAEL, you changed my life forever, now I have the ability to introduce myself confidently, order whatever food I want, present powerfully in front of all my classmates, say what I want to say when and wherever I want to say it and to sum it all up, now I am finally FREE.
Eight weeks private intensive coaching (will continue for 12 weeks later on)
Sure, you could spend months, even years and thousands or tens of thousands of dollars searching a long-term solution to stammering or stuttering. But why spend the time and money? Let those who have been where you are guide, support and help you remove the limitations your speech has placed on you for all of these years. Let us help you transform stuttering speech into smooth, confident speech.