Potsdam, May 2019 - The German American Chambers of Commerce, in cooperation with the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invited Speechagain's CEO Dr. Harald Mollberg to speak at the 6th German-American Business Forum in Potsdam. He will talk about our experiences how to establish business relationships in the US.
New York, April 2019 - The biggest difference between business in the US and Germany? According to two German startup founders, it’s not tax laws, investment models or mindsets. It’s small talk. Johanna Joch, General Manager for Speechagain, a speech-therapy web-based platform, moved to New York in 2017 to bring the program to the US market. Communication differences were the first thing she noticed.
New York, March 2019 - Startup Spotlight: Speechagain.
Today, stuttering affects more than 80 million people worldwide – regardless of language, geography, or ethnicity. In the U.S., almost 4 million people are deeply affected by this huge impediment to conversation. Blockages and interruptions can occur in every communication experience and the avoidance of social settings is an often-observed consequence.
We’ve all heard the saying “be kind, for everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about”. In terms of stuttering awareness, do you ever see someone stuttering on social media? I’m going to guess your answer is “no”. But let me ask you this...have you ever met someone in real life who stutters, or at least know of someone who does? Now I bet your answer is “yes”.
Around 1 in 20 children will develop some sort of stuttering during childhood years.
Children love to talk our ears off, most of the time asking “why” to everything and anything we say. It can be difficult as a parent to notice a difference in your child’s speech, maybe a slight stutter when they are excited? Or when they are trying to tell you about what they learned in school? Well, stuttering is more prevalent than you think.
No two people who stutter are alike. When talking to someone who stutters, use compassion and common sense – would you like to always get random advice from others that makes you feel inferior?
In life, you are bound to meet one, if not many, people who stutter. If you think “I actually have never encountered someone who stutters”, chances are that you have, and did not realize it (given that 1% of the entire population stutters). If you were aware of the person’s stuttering, how did you react? Did you feel uncomfortable or think you might have done something wrong?