Crazy Guitar Man Versus Stutterers In Frankfurt Am Main!


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We are so lucky to be situated in central Europe, as we had many members and new students coming from all over the world; this time we had people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Georgia via the Czech Republic, Ireland, The Netherlands, Holand, Pakistan, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the USA. The course was truly an international mix that represents and reflects the McGuire Programme internationally. The McGuire techniques and methods work in any language – so don’t be afraid to join us in Germany! We have many members from Germany (true German natives) that are willing and able to assist you if you don’t understand something or need something translated. Joining us is also a great opportunity to put your English to the test and maybe even learn a few phrases from native English speakers! That’s how I’m learning German, from native German speakers.

During the 3-Days working on our speech and getting our stutters under control, we witnessed instant progression from all the graduates and from the new students. Through consistent hard-work, learning new techniques and developing and habituating newly learnt good speaking and communication habits.

From day one you could see that any tension, stress, anxiety or fear that was present on the Wednesday evening had disappeared from the new students. A new expression of ‘release’ was seen by all and all the old bad habits were gradually disappearing.

When we say it’s a 3-Day course, we also state that’s it’s 3-Days of intensive work on your speech; those 3-Days actually add up to roughly 42 Hours of working on your speech. Well over the average working week. And that’s excluding the hours outside the speech training room, where you are always with a McGuire coach and as we say “Every-time you speak is an opportunity to use technique.” and a coach is there to keep you on track 24/7.

We are truly the lucky ones as not many people get to witness peoples live changing in front of them! We get to see this transformation of people from out of control stutterers to disciplined, controlled confident people. The McGuire Programme really does change the lives of people who stutter and not just their lives but the lives of their families, friends, colleagues and beyond.

You might be wondering why I called this news report ‘Crazy Guitar Man Versus Stutterers in Frankfurt am Main!’. Well, during our public speaking session on the Saturday of the course we had a visitor. A local street entertainer, who decided to steal the spotlight from one of our coaches by entertaining the crowd with his acoustic rendition of god know what with vocal and spirited lyrics! We had the camcorder still running – here’s a few screen-grads for your enjoyment. The full video is available below – this might go viral (so watch this space).


But don’t let that turn you off joining us! If you know someone who stutters or if you are a person who stutters, please get in touch with us, we are here to help and we love to help. Please get in touch with your local regional director via phone, email, text message – whatever method you prefer but don’t wait! Life’s too short to wait for something to happen –  do it now!

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer 

We have another two courses lined-up for 2016, the first of which is in June in Düsseldorf and the last but not least will be held in Berlin this coming October 2016. I hope you can join us and start to change your life for the better.

There is no dream that is too big to achieve.

Contact Emmet O’Connell, the Regional Director in Germany via:

The McGuire Effect. . . Like Ripples In A Pond!


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The McGuire Effect. . . Like Ripples In A Pond!

I feel privileged. How many people get a chance to have a positive effect on so many people and get the opportunity to change peoples lives for the better. To witness the transformation of people who join the programme for the first time, from out of control stutterers to disciplined, controlled confident people is truly amazing. The McGuire Programme really does change the lives of people who stutter and has been doing so for over 20 years. This transformation in people who stutter has a knock-on-effect, as it effects positively on close family members and friends to relatives, work colleagues, school mates and on the persons social life. It’s like a spiders-web-effect, you could think of it as sort of a web of effect. Everything we do has multiple effects that spread out from ourselves like the strands of a spider web, or like ripples in a pond. Your actions affect other people, altering their behaviours in big and small ways that in turn affect others, and so on. It is such a remarkable experience to witness.

I had the pleasure of instructing my 6th McGuire Intensive Course, this time in Düsseldorf, Germany from 15.-18. July 2015. This was a milestone course for the McGuire Programme, as it was our first course in a brand new region for the programme, Germany. We had a great mix of people from far and wide, people came from Russia, Georgia, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, UK, Pakistan and The Czech Republic. A truly international mix that represents the real nature of our International Programme. We have over 7.000 members worldwide in places such as Canada, USA, Mexico, Latin America, Spain, Ireland, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, Africa, Middle East, India, Australia and New Zealand. Of our 7.000 members, over 300 are active speech coaches, working voluntarily with graduate members of the programme on a daily basis, over Skype, Viber, WhatApp and more importantly face-to-face.

These members and coaches are free to attend any of the courses held worldwide and they come back to courses to work on their own speech as well as helping, guiding and motivating the New Students and existing members.

We had a fantastic three intensive days working on our speech and getting to control our stutters. It was great witnessing the New Students progression from day one to day three, through constant work, learning and drilling-in the new habits. The New Students even surprised themselves when they first started to speak using the new techniques, you could see the positivity light up their faces as they realised the methods been taught really worked. The tension, the stress, the anxiety in the New Students faces and body language had all disappeared. You could see happiness, positively and confidence in their eyes and smiles. A new experience with the sport of speaking.

Accomplishing anything great in life requires significant change that pushes us beyond our comfort zones. And for many people who stutter, our comfort zones can be very small and even saying something as simple as your name or ordering food in a restaurant, can be a major hurdle. Small steps can lead to big results. This programme gives you the techniques, the methods and the confidence to go out there and do the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t or wouldn’t do because of a stutter.

“To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.” – Unknown

If you are a person who stutters or if you know someone who stutters please get in touch with us, we are here to help. Get in touch with your local regional director via phone, email, text message! “

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” – Tony Robbins