At my first day interview when I joined The McGuire Programme, it took me 40 seconds to say my name.
I will say that I was a very severe stammerer before McGuire. I’m still a stammerer, but a proud one . . . with this McGuire technique, I can show people who I really am. I find everything about this programme wonderful. The support is incredible. Everyone will help you if you need it, not because they have to, but because they want to.
Here is how I spoke before the course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1up1NhBiH4
And here is how I speak now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843j8GmqWMc
I have been strong with my speech for many years, and with some regular practice, I will be “well-spoken” for the rest of my life. I am now Regional Director of Scandinavia and very much enjoying helping other people who stutter/stammer find this wonderful freedom.