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My girlfriend and I also decided to move to Brixham in Devon from Birmingham.
While looking for work I put an advert in numerous newspapers in Devon, and Cornwall area, with headline being “if you have a stutter, I am an ex-stutterer who can help”. I had quite a few responses to adverts, however not as many as I had expected. I wrote hand-written letters to people who had contacted me, and after only two weeks I helped my first client, a fourteen-year-old girl from Exeter. I helped her over a continuous five-day period, her father was also present, both were more than happy with results.
After two more successful five-day courses, I decided to put career as a Financial Advisor on hold, to try to make helping people to achieve fluency a full time career. I set myself a goal for first year of helping fifteen people, by end of that year I had helped eighteen. I wanted to purchase a computer, which would help letters to look more professional; I bought a computer after about eight months. I felt I needed a website and during early months of year two achieved this goal, I have since invested in a more impressive and factual site (www.stammering-stuttering.co.uk) which has around two hundred “hits” per week. Advertising is essential to almost every business and by end of year two, I placed adverts in over thirty Yellow Pages across England.
During June of 1999, I had my fifteen minutes of fame. I was featured in Woman’s Own magazine and had articles written about how I had achieved fluency in every national newspaper including a front-page appearance in Daily Telegraph. I was interviewed on Talk Sport, Radio 2, 4 and 5, and numerous local radio stations. This is something I would have found virtually impossible only a few years before.
Over past six years (up to 2002) I have helped many stutterer’s to reach their goal of fluency including people from Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Ireland.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Steve Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Hill is somebody who has overcome a stammer/stutter and who now helps other people to achieve fluency. Stephen runs one to one speech courses held in Birmingham, England. For people who are unable to attend there is a seventy minute dvd available. His main website is at www.stammering-stuttering.co.uk.