Stutterers Speak To Over Five Thousand People In Las Vegas


McGuire Programme Beyond Stuttering Group Las Vegas November 2016.

Nine more stutterers left Las Vegas last week with the tools to help them conquer their stutter and well on the road to becoming articulate  eloquent speakers.   The all joined the McGuire Programme  - Beyond Stuttering,  the world’s go to place for people who stutter. Although there is no cure for their stutter, this programme offers an oppertunity to attack your stutter head on and be open and honest about who you are.

Taking on Toronto to Control Our Stuttering!

New McGuire Programme Members Tackle Their Stutters in Toronto

August 12, 2016 - These 10 stutterers joined the McGuire Programme in Toronto to face their fears and learn to speak with more control and eloquence.

August 10-13, 2016 - Toronto, ON, Canada

31 new and current McGuire Programme members descended on Toronto to face their stutters and continue to learn how to better control their speech.  2016's Team Toronto was made up of 10 new members, 19 coaches and graduates, and three course instructors.  We had a truly international crew, with members coming from Canada, the United States, Norway, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia.

Stutterers Supporting Each Other In Las Vegas

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The US and Canada regions’ first course of 2016 was held in Las Vegas from April 6-9, 2016.  We had 23 total attendees, including a new student (NS), grads, coaches, and other staff returning to Las Vegas for three days of intense work to learn how to better control their stutters – and to have some fun as well!  The course was led by RDs Maria McGrath and Brian Sellers.

This weekend showed perfectly the incredible value that all McGuire Programme members receive from our lifetime program memberships.  

Brian Sellers

Brian Sellers

Throughout my life, I’ve often said – half-jokingly – that I was cursed with a combination of being both very much an extrovert, and very much a stutterer.

I mean, really, what kind of a cruel joke is that?  Taking someone who gets so energized from speaking, from meeting people, and from sharing the ideas that pop into his head, and giving him a stutter that makes it so hard – often painful – to engage with people.  Turns out it was never very funny to me.

International Stuttering Program Members Meet in Las Vegas

Team Las Vegas Nov 2015 - Go Beyond Stuttering

Team Las Vegas Nov 2015 - Go Beyond Stuttering

As I walked into the reception area of the Hampton Inn on Tuesday evening I was pleasantly surprised to see three members of the programme sitting at a table talking to each other.  

This may be an ordinary scene for most organizations but what made this extraordinary is each one has a stutter, each one came from a different country (UAE, Mexico and Canada), each one spoke English as a second language and each one would avoid speaking to strangers prior to joining the McGuire Programme.  Within a few minutes another member from California joined them.