How to Stop Stuttering Using the PRO90D Speech System 2.0
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How to Stop Stuttering Using the PRO90D Speech System 2.0

"The Most Comprehensive and Effective System In the World for Improving Speaking Smoothness, Fluency and Confidence."
4.9 (27 ratings)
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Created by Michael Williams
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 11 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will have greater control over your speech.
  • You will be able to say what you want, when you want, and in the way that you want.
  • You will be able to think differently about how and when you need to respond to questions asked of you, thus reducing the pressure and anxiety of many common speaking situations.
  • You will be able to effectively use Proactive Speaking Strategies and Techniques to deliver superior presentations to small and large groups.
  • You will be able to read more smoothly and confidently.
  • You will feel more secure and at peace with yourself.
  • You will feel more competent and confident in your ability to handle yourself in meetings and social situations.
  • You will feel freer to pursue your life and career dreams with your new-found ability to speak well.
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  • Prerequisite: Watch the two part REAL Deal Video series at the beginning of the course.

The PRO90D Speech System 2.0 gives you the freedom and control to say what you want, when you want. PRO90D teaches you how to speak proactively. Proactive Speaking puts you back in control of your speech. You discover how to express your thoughts, ideas, and perspective in a more fluent and powerful way. You truly become a master communicator. This ability improves your personal and professional relationships, frees you to pursue your dreams and goals, and, enables you to live a more productive life overall.  

What is Proactive Speaking?  

Proactive Speaking says that  when you are actively engaged in the process of speaking with both your mind and body, you'll speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently.  It says that you are in the driver's seat.  You are in control of your speech because you can, by deliberate effort train your brain and body to speak the way you it to.  All you have know is HOW you want to speak, and HOW to train your brain and body.  This course gives teaches you how.  Proactive Speaking is initially a manual or conscious process when you first engage it. But it eventually, it  becomes automatic or subconscious the more you engage in it. 

The PRO90D Speech System is the most comprehensive and effective system in the world for transforming your speech from wherever it is now to smoother, more fluent and confident speech.  The PRO90D Speech System is the intelligence choice. 

How is this course structured? 

This course is designed so that you learn all of the core material in five (6) weeks.  HOWEVER, you will need to continue work the core skills through practice for at least 90 days.  During these 90 days you will experience smoother, more fluent and confident speech.  Keep in mind though, that to transform your speech so that you are using these skills automatically, you will need to use these skills continuously for around 254 days.  That's about 8.3 months or 36 weeks.  This is the amount of time research indicates that it takes to make new habits automatic, second nature, where you no longer have to think about them.  

Each week contains specific instructions on which activities to do, and how many hours you should be spending doing them.   In additional, at the end of each Section you will find a video entitled, "What to Do This Week."  This video provides you with a quick snapshot of what activities you will do that week based on all that you have learned thus far.  

It's Here! Imprint and Impress!  Your Affirmation & Visualization Power Tool Set.  

This  contain a series of downloadable audios that will help you imprint and impress a new, more constructive set of thoughts and images that are consistent with the kind of person and speaker you are becoming. 

Who is the target audience?
  • People who struggle with situational stuttering or stammering.
  • People who speak super fast.
  • People who have a great fear of public speaking.
  • People who are not able to communicate clearly in high pressure situations.
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Curriculum For This Course
64 Lectures
Watch This Video First - How to Get the Most From This Course
2 Lectures 11:58
Watch This Video First - How to Get the Most From This Course

PRO90D Speech System Prerequisite Videos
2 Lectures 01:11:48
These two videos are "must watch" videos.  This one, part 1 covers several detours you will face on your journey to speaking well.  The more aware you are and the better prepared you are, the more likely you will successfully complete your journey.  
Preview 31:44

In this, The REAL Deal Part 2, I give you the "proof" that you can, in fact, not just learn how to speak well, but actually speak well.  This video should give you the hope and confidence that you need to jump in knowing that if you do the work and stick with approach long enough, you will get amazing results. 
Preview 40:04
Start Here (After Watching the Prerequisite Videos)
4 Lectures 38:38
In this, the introduction we will discuss:
  1. Three (3) requirements for successfully achieving your speech and life goals
  2. Five (5) obstacles you will face while on this journey to fluency
  3. A brief overview of the course

Please visit section 11 Bonuses to download the 21 Steps Course to use for your modeling practice.

Preview 33:33

In this really short video, I'm going to share with you what you can expect from this course. Setting the correct expectations can be the difference between your success or failure, so please do watch this video.

Please visit section 11 Bonuses to download the 21 Steps Course to use for your modeling practice.

Preview 04:51

Stay On Track With One Video Email Per Week for 6 Weeks

This document is designed to help you gain clear focus on "why" you want to become an excellent speaker.  Remember, the "why" is THE most important factor in determining whether or not you progress through this process.  I have used this document and process with literally thousands of people of all walks of life for the past several years, and it has been extremely beneficial to them.  

Please take the time to read it through, and if you have any questions about how to complete it, please use the Question tab to ask.  Once, you've completed this document you can share it with me if you choose to do so.  
Preview 2 pages
Week 1 Laying the Foundation
16 Lectures 02:53:42

Your beliefs, thoughts, attitudes, and generally speaking, what you say to yourself profoundly impact how well you speak. The question is, how can we change these things? That's the question we'll answer in this video.

Please visit section 11 Bonuses to download the 21 Steps Course to use for your modeling practice.

The 3-P Formula

In this video we're not just going to discuss relaxing while you speak, we will also discuss how to program relaxation into your life as a whole.  You ability to reduce, minimize, eliminate or deal with stress is very important and will impact your speech in profound ways.  

What are the specific skills you need to learn to start speaking well?  This video provides you with a brief introduction to the next several videos which will teach you ten Proactive Speaking Strategies-Techniques. 
Proactive Speaking Strategies Introduction

Rhythm is secret, the key to speaking well.  If I had to choose one skill above all of the rest, it would be learning to speak with a rhythm.  What is rhythm, and how can it be used to smooth out your speaking and thinking belief it or not? 
The Secret of Using Rhythm

The Power of Inflecting
  1. How does inflecting your voice create momentum, energy, and power?  
  2. How does it help you say those difficult letters and words? 
  3. How does inflecting make a greater impact the listener? 
We'll answer all of these questions in this video. 
How to Inflect Your Voice

What does it mean to extend your words?  How does this help you create and maintain greater rhythm when speaking?  We'll address these questions in this video. 
How to Extend Your Words

Is speed a problem for you?  Do you speak kind of choppy?  If so, learning to finish your words will help you slow down, smooth out your speech and articulate more clearly.  Let's see how in this video...
How to Finish Your Words

What in the world is Reverse Swimming?  And, how can it help you breath more rhythmically when you're speaking? Many people complain about shortness of breath, or holding their breath when speaking while in the grip of a stutter.  How can you use Reverse Swimming to eliminate this problem?  

We'll discuss it here in this video. 
How to Use Reverse Swimming for Excellent Airflow

Do you find yourself stopping before difficult words and letters?  I find that almost 100% of my clients do.  How can you stop this, and create smooth transitions from one word to the next?  You'll discover how in this session. 
How to Use Airflow Linking

When you're speaking, your body is there with you, isn't it?  Of course it is.  So why not use it to assist you.  Learning to use your body to help you speak smoothly and confidently is a skill that you can learn and master.  In this video I'll show you how to use your entire body to assist you, and not just your hands.  
How to Use Your Body

When you speak, where do you focus your eyes?  Do you look off to the left or right?  Do you look down?  Or, do you focus them on the person or persons to whom you are speaking?  Learning to focus your eyes forward has multiple benefits to both you and the listener.  This videos explains what they are, and how important it is to take control over where your eyes go. 
Focus Your Eyes Forward

Do you focus your mind on the mechanics of speaking or on the message you want to convey?  One client told me that one time she was speaking and didn't realize that she was not stuttering until later.  However, once she thought about it (stuttering) she immediately started to stutter again.  Where are you focusing your mind when you speak? Let's take a look at it here in this video. 
Focus Your Mind on the Message

You have a perfect voice for presenting and one for conversing.  Do you know what yours are?  Let's find them in this video.
Finding Your Perfect Voice

Ever heard a boring speaker?  Do the put you sleep or make you want to tear your hair out? Not only does energy, enthusiasm, excitement and expression engage those with whom you are speaking, it also plays another vital role in helping you gain total control over your speech.  Find out what that is in this video. 
Get Excited-Add Expression

This video discusses how to record, impress or imprint a pattern or image on your brain that you can use to model when speaking.  
Intensive Observation

This is a simple review of what to do this week, based on all that we have discussed in the above videos.  Any additional instructions will be added as supplementary material. 
Week 1 What to Do This Week

Week 1 Review Exercise
1 question
Week 2. Building Part 1
4 Lectures 51:16
In this overview, we'll discuss what you will be learning this week.  These overviews are important to watch because I often highlight or share instructions critical to successful completion of that weeks activities.  
Week Two Overview

How should you be practicing this week?  Slow Relaxed Mode, Slow Regular Volume Mode, Regular Relaxed Volume Mode?  This is the session where I share those instructions with you.  Remember, when you practice, you will be using the 21 Steps videos and audios as your content.  
Speaking Practice Modes

What is Proactive Thinking?  How will it help you think more openly and creatively about when you speak, what you say and how you say it?  How can it provide you with greater freedom and flexibility, so that you do not feel as anxious or pressured in certain situations?  That's what we'll cover in this video. 
Proactive Thinking

In this video we'll cover exactly what you should be doing this week to continue building your new speaking style.  
What to Do This Week
Week 3. Building Part 2
11 Lectures 02:13:58
By now you will be well on your way to building those new speaking connections in your brain.  While you may not be seeing amazing results in your speech yet, don't worry, they're coming.  Also, keep in mind, the first area of your speech that will improve is your ability to present.  This is the fastest and easiest way to get you to developing your conversation style believe it or not.  This video prepares you for what to expect this week. 
Week Three Overview

Now you are ready for regular volume practice.  But, let's keep it nice and slow for now.  The goal is for you to start out with full control over your speech using the Proactive Speaking Skills learned in week one.  Don't skip over any of those skills or choose not to work on any one of them because it is difficult or you don't think it will help.  They are meant to be difficult, and they all will help, trust me.  
Slow Regular Volume Practice

When you dread an upcoming event, or continuously think about an experience that has already passed, what are you actually doing?  You are using your capacity to imagine and remember.  In the above example, you are using these abilities against yourself.  In this video, I'll teach you how to use them to your advantage in a very clear and constructive way.  
Mental Practice and Mental Playback

Did you know that you have an "identity" for who you are and how you speak in different situations?  Well, did you also know that even if you learn how to speak well, you may choose NOT to speak well?  Why is this?  What does this have to do with identity?  Watch this video to discover the answer. 
Preview 15:39

How do you transform your identity so that it matches your newly developed speaking ability.  That's what we'll discuss in this session. 
Transforming Your Identity Pt. 2

People have told me that when they "feel" confident, they speak well, and when they don't, they do not speak well.  Has this ever happened to you?  Self-Confidence is huge factor in speaking well.  In this video, as well as, the supplementary videos we'll examine this phenomena, and provide you with some very basic was to develop and maintain self-confidence. 
The Secret to Self-Confidence

This is part 1 of a series of supplementary videos for The Secret to Self-Confidence Session. 
Self-Confident Supplementary Video 1

This is part 2 of a series of supplementary videos for The Secret to Self-Confidence Session. 
Self-Confident Supplementary Video 2

This is part 3 of a series of supplementary videos for The Secret to Self-Confidence Session. 
Self-Confident Supplementary Video 3

This is part 4 of a series of supplementary videos for The Secret to Self-Confidence Session. 
Self-Confident Supplementary Video 4

In this video I'll review exactly what you have to do this week to stay on track. 
What to Do This Week
Week 4 Building Part 3
3 Lectures 25:27
Here's what you can expect in week 4...
Week 4 Overview

One of the most challenging things to do when using the PRO90D Speech System is make that transition from your Presentation Style to your Conversation Style.  Though it is challenging, my clients successfully do it all the time.  Here's how...
Making the Transition from Presentation Style to Conversation Style

This is a summary of what activities you should be doing during week 4.  
What to Do This Week
Week 5 Building Part 4
4 Lectures 40:56
Here is an overview of what you can expect in week five...
Week 5 Overview

Ohhh...the Pressure.  Pressure in this case is very good for you. When you practice under pressure it will help you...
Practice Under Pressure

You may have to read something aloud in a meeting, workshop or in a social situation.  Can you do it smoothly and confidently?  I used to HATE reading aloud.  Now, I don't.  Here's why I don't, and what you can do to improve your reading as well. 
Reading Aloud

This is a brief summary of exactly what you are to do this week.  
What to Do This Week
Week 6 Building Part 5
4 Lectures 26:53
This is the last week of core content.  What should you expect from this week? Watch the video to find out. 
Week 6 Overview

In Week 4 we discussed how to transition from presentation to conversation.  In this session, I'll highlight some of the key points I would like you to really focus on with regard to making this transition. 
Conversations - Highlights

This is where the rubber meets the road.  All the practice in the world will not substitute for this...
Why Perform Under Pressure?

In this video, we'll take brief look at what you should do this week to stay on track toward your goal.  
What to Do This Week
Concluding Session and Complete Course Review
1 Lecture 30:21
Congratulations!  But wait, we're not done yet.  In this video I'll share with you what you will need to do to continue on your journey toward smooth, fluent and confident speech.  I will also provide a comprehensive, but concise review of all of the major sessions we've had thus far.  

Do you have questions?  Please ask. I want to make sure you're getting the results you're looking for, and getting the answers to your questions will go a long way in helping you do exactly that.  
What's Next and Complete Course Review

Final Quiz
3 questions
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Michael Williams
4.3 Average rating
516 Reviews
13,485 Students
9 Courses
Speech Coach for Professionals Who Stutter

Michael is the founder of The Start Speaking Training Center, LLC, author of "Don't Try to Stop Stuttering, REPLACE It!" and creator of The Pro90d Speech System. He is the author of several courses on Udemy and has over 100 videos on YouTube. Michael was a professor of Student Success at a local community college where he began teaching on campus and later switched to online to give him more flexibility.

One of the careers that has served him well was being a Relationship Coach which he did for more than five years. Being married for over 24 years to the same woman both helped him do this job well and gave him an opportunity to enhance his own relationship.

Currently, Michael has devoted himself to two endeavors. One of them is helping people who stutter, stammer, have fear of public speaking or otherwise want to improve their communication (speaking) skills speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. The other is helping people like himself who are called to teach reach their audiences as effectively and efficiently as humanly possible.

In 2012 Michael was contacted by a wealthy Indian doctor who hired him, and flew him to India to coach his son who was also a doctor (Update: Michael has completed his second paid trip to India in November 2013 where he spent almost (4) weeks doing life and speech coaching). This doctor found Michael on YouTube. THIS event was a turning point for him because it clearly demonstrated the power of clarity, purpose, passion, dedication and video. He had been working with people who stutter for over three years and wondered if he could ever really do this full time. This experience answered his question and totally transformed his life, business and subsequently the lives of all of those whom he has coached since.

More about the Michael the Speech Coach...

For more than 20 years Michael struggled with stuttering, sometimes severe, and other times mild. He always had this awareness of stuttering which in many ways controlled his life and limited him. There were times when he would stutter so severely, he would bite his tongue trying to get a word out. In school, he wouldn't volunteer to do certain things because it required him to read aloud or speak in public. Even when he knew an answer, he would not raise his hand because he wasn't sure he could get the words out. Although, he didn't completely let this hold him back, it did limit him greatly.

Sometime in his mid twenties, he figured out that stuttering speech was not just physical, but was also psychological. He realized that stuttering was as much a way of thinking as it was a way of speaking. Therefore, if he could change his thinking and create a new way of speaking, he could start speaking well.

THIS was the turning point for him. Once he believed this, it gave him hope, courage and the perseverance he would need to stick in there with this process of changing his subconscious over the next several years or so. He also discovered that it would be better to focus on learning to speak well, by modeling great speakers, than to focus on trying to stop stuttering. He didn't know it at the time, but this would be a great breakthrough.

Michael focuses not on treating stuttering, but teaching and coaching people to speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. He has studied, taught and used accelerated learning strategies, and student success strategies. He has worked in ministry, and as a Relationship Coach, so he knows the importance of having excellent communication skills. Michael has taught live and online. He's done live T.V. interviews, been on radio and even cable television. He has taught classes in English and Spanish. Although he hasn't worked with Spanish intensively in a while, he understands the challenges of learning new patterns of speech, and more importantly, how to overcome those challenges.