Does accent really matter? If you’re trying to improve your English, you might be wondering if accent reduction is something you should worry about. In reality, accents are a common and normal part of language and add flavor to people’s speech. In this video, I discuss the difference between accent and pronunciation, and I share three questions you need to ask yourself if you are considering accent training: Where do you live? What do you do? What level of discomfort are you comfortable with? One of my goals with this video is to start a conversation with you in the comments. Let me know about your experiences with speaking English in public. Have you ever been misunderstood? Was it an issue with your pronunciation or your accent? As usual, if you have ever felt discouraged while speaking in public, the important thing is to keep practicing and keep moving forward. Progress is better than perfection.