How confident are you in your professional communication skills? In today’s increasingly competitive job market, the ability to express yourself in a clear, confident manner is essential to achieving your career goals. Whether you’re leading a meeting, presenting a project proposal, or giving a sales presentation, the ability to speak with clarity and confidence is crucial to success.
On March 10, Corporate Speech Solutions Founder and President, Jayne Latz, will be giving a free teleclass to help you make your communication skills your most powerful professional tool! What is a teleclass? A teleclass is a live, interactive workshop just like the ones we at Corporate Speech Solutions offer in person, except that you can participate from the comfort of your home or office! The course works like a conference call, with several people listening to and participating in the same workshop.
This event, Communicate Up the Corporate Ladder: How to Succeed with Clarity and Confidence, will help attendees develop the skills and strategies needed to master the art of professional communication. Want a preview? Here are just a few strategies for stronger communication:
- Keep It Clear: Crisp, clear speech helps your listener understand each and every word of your message and makes you sound more professional and polished. Too often, people drop the last sound of a word, making them appear sloppy and making their speech difficult to understand. Make sure that you pronounce each letter of every word, especially the sounds at the end of a word.
- Breathe Right for a Dynamic Voice: The quality of your voice can have an enormous impact on how others view you and receive your message. The foundation of a strong, dynamic voice is effective breathing. To get the most air possible with the strongest support, breathe from your abdomen, not your chest. As you take a deep breath, your chest shouldn’t rise; instead, your ribs and stomach should expand outward.
- Watch Your Rate: Many people talk more quickly when they’re nervous or feel passionately about a topic. Running your words together makes it difficult for your listener to understand your speech, and can give the impression that you’re not confident. Try to speak at a relaxed, even pace, especially in situations in which you may feel tense or under pressure.
Want to learn more? Join us on March 10th at 12pm! To attend, you must register in advance, visit our website for more details and registration!
If you think you would benefit from the services of a corporate speech-language pathologist and would like to learn more, give me a call at 212-308-7725 or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!
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