Last week, we discussed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual awareness campaign: Better Speech and Hearing Month. The campaign seeks to raise public awareness about speech, hearing, language, and communication disorders. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss a specific aspect of communication assistance: corporate speech-language pathologists.
A person may be born with a speech or language disorder, or it may be caused by accidental injury or illness. Communication disorders can affect nearly all facets of a person’s life. However, they can pose particularly difficult challenges in the workplace. Strong communicative abilities are vital in the professional world, and difficulties producing or understanding speech and language can be detrimental to one’s professional life if not dealt with. Fortunately, most people with speech and language problems can be helped. Even if the problem cannot be eliminated, individuals with speech and language problems may be taught strategies to help them improve the way they communicate. Corporate speech-language pathologists specialize in speech and language disorders and how they affect performance in the workplace. Corporate speech-language pathologists also work with people who may not have communication disorders, but want to improve their speech and communication skills. Overall, a corporate speech-language pathologist helps their clients project the most confident, polished, professional image possible while improving the way in which they communicate with others. Below are just some of the ways a corporate speech-language pathologist may help their clients:
-Improve voice quality and volume
-Improve understanding and production of non-verbal communication such as gestures, facial expressions, and body language
-Increase clarity of speech
-Improve rate of speech
-Increase professionalism in communication
-Improve presentation and public speaking skills
These are just a few of the ways in which a corporate speech-language pathologist may help an individual to improve their professional image and make their speech their most valuable business tool.
Are your communication skills getting in the way of your professional advancement? Contact Corporate Speech Solutions and allow our team of professionally trained and certified corporate speech-language pathologists to help you communicate to the best of your ability. Give us a call at 212-308-7725 or visit us on the web at www.corporatespeechsolutions.com and hone your speech and communication skills and take your career to the next level. Don’t live in NYC? No problem! Our services are Skype ready, so CSS can help you improve your communication from anywhere in the world.