“I sound like such a redneck.”
That is what one of my clients told me today upon seeing himself on videotape. He was shocked by his prounced southern accent.
In fact, we get a lot of people who wonder what they should do about their accents. We tell them that accents are great. They make you unique. The only issue is whether your accent is so strong that it makes it difficult to understand you. If that’s the case, then you might consider accent reduction therapy.
Otherwise, celebrate your accent.
Here is a video of an aspiring actress who has gotten a lot of publicity over her ability to imitate many accents.