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.
Institutions across the world love NameCoach.
NameCoach enables Dean Bennett to say every name right at UC Commencement
From Zero to Zero-Complaints in Minutes.
2. Get Voice Recordings
Users voice-record their names
(and can enter phonetic spellings)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ready to Make Name Pronunciation a Breeze?
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.