Name Pronunciation Made Simple

Student audio name recordings collected on the web and delivered to your fingertips for easy learning and flawless ceremonies.

Don’t let mangled names ruin their commencement. 
And don’t let figuring them out ruin yours.

 
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Institutions across the world love NameCoach

I was so excited, you should have seen me! It was right there all at my fingertips, and allowed me to feel confident that I was going to say their names correctly. It’s a good feeling, and I don’t have to stress about it now when I’m at the podium, so I can focus on the students and enjoy seeing them come up on stage and receive their recognitions.
— Dr. Aurora Bennet

NameCoach enables Dean Bennett to say every name right at UC Commencement

FROM ZERO TO ZERO-COMPLAINTS IN MINUTES

 

1. Share a Link

Please record your name! (DEMO)

*Optional Excel upload for automated emails

2. Get Voice Recordings

Users voice-record their names
(and can enter phonetic spellings) 

3. Hear & Learn Pronunciations

on your dedicated Name Page (DEMO)

Can export to Excel

 

For the first time, we had zero complaints about commencement! We created a NameCoach account just 9 days before the event, but got a fantastic response from students - and everyone was noticeably happier. Our name reader is an expert who has announced Women’s World Cup, and he loved it.
— Barry Finnegan, Dean of Academic Services, Lindenwood University
 

SOLVE THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMENCEMENT CHALLENGE

Hearing their name (or their loved one’s name) called “trounced all other ceremony elements by wide margin” according to a 2015 GradImages survey. Yet it remains the outstanding challenge for ceremony planners.


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One of the greatest challenges we faced at our ceremonies was ensuring that graduates’ names are announced accurately, which is why the Dean who reads the names loves NameCoach!
— Linda Bekerian, Associate Dean of Academic Ceremonies, Northeastern University
 
 

PROFESSIONAL GRADE PRONUNCIATION

Who really knows how to write or decipher phonetics? Or learn an unfamiliar name on the fly? When students record their own names on NameCoach, you can be 100% sure how to say them. And easily access recordings to learn and remember, like any language-learning software which is why even professional name readers and linguists love NameCoach.


As an administrator and linguist who works with students from all over the world, I have loved using NameCoach to help my staff and me get better at pronouncing and learning students’ names.
— Julia Moore, Director of English Language Programs, Northwestern University
 
 

SAVE TIME, CUT ADMIN WORK

Collecting recordings in person? Fumbling with voicemail? Checking phonetics one ­by one? Save yourself the time, cost, and headache. Our streamlined, web-­based audio collection and delivery system is tailored for the needs of students, name readers, and organizers alike. And our super-friendly team is here to help!


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NameCoach is really easy to use for both students and name announcers, and saves us time by cutting out the admin work associated with this important aspect of the ceremony. The support from Praveen and his team is also excellent.
— Nicola Gambrill, Events Officer, University of London-­Birkbeck College
 

Ready to Make Name Pronunciation a Breeze?  

 

CREATE A MORE INCLUSIVE CAMPUS

Studies show that mispronouncing student names can create anxiety, embarrassment, and alienation among students of diverse backgrounds, especially at graduation. Even when they don’t say anything, students care. NameCoach helps you serve your community in an important way.


Our use of NameCoach greatly improved how we serve our students! Feedback from students was overwhelmingly favorable and they appreciated the opportunity to have someone practice their name. We recommend NameCoach to any campus.
— Daniel A. Bureau, Director of Student Affairs at the University of Memphis
 
 

COMMUNICATE THAT YOU CARE

You know your students, but do you really know their names? Students can feel ‘othered’ by needing to correct or teach how they actually say their names. But they love hearing their name said right, especially when others haven’t. Using NameCoach communicates that you care, without letting anyone feel singled out.


By providing this option to our graduating students, they feel that the Institute is invested in their personal graduation experience and that we value ‘getting it right’ for students on this most important day. The personal touch helps our students to know that we care about their experience as an IHP student.
— James V. Vitagliano , Registrar , MGH Institute of Health Professions
 
 

MAKE YOUR GRADUATES HAPPY!

On the most important day of the academic year, nothing can detract what you and your students have accomplished. NameCoach is here to help make the moments truly, unquestionably, perfect. And by connecting our system to your alumni database, we can also help ensure that they continue to feel part of your family for years to come.


NameCoach far exceeded my expectations. While I once thought name mispronunciation was inevitable, now I have changed my mind. Thanks to NameCoach, there are a now some happier graduates out there.
— Dan Leonard, Co­Chair, University Commencement Committee, Towson University