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Accents are so important because individuals, including our audiences, often subconsciously evaluate someone’s intelligence based on their ability to communicate. Even more honestly, we judge someone’s intelligence on our ability to understand what is being communicated. If we want to have a maximum impact on our audience we have to look for areas that might impede our message's effectiveness; such as accents.

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