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Can Vocal Fry Hurt Your Career?

Just like fashion trends, speech trends can change with the times. One speech habit that has been gaining increasing attention is vocal fry. Vocal fry (also called glottal fry or creaky voice) is a rattling, creaky vocal quality that happens when a speaker drops their voice to a low pitch. Although it’s often associated with […]
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Jayne Latz serves on the NYC SHRM Board of Directors and until last week I hadn’t had the chance to hear her

I attended the NYC SHRM Organizational Development SIG Meeting where she presented many topics including making a good impression, building vocal volume through proper breathing techniques, how to emphasize your point, modulate your voice, present with confidence, tell your story and many other important skills that are crucial to master, whether in the corporate environment […]
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Your presentation last night was extremely valuable

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful tips. Your presentation last night was extremely valuable to me as an HR professional in the making and I hope to imbibe the advice into practice. M. Baxi Presentation: Pitch Perfect: How To Strategically Cut Through Red Tape and Get The Job You Really Want!
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Mastering Gestures to Project Confidence

What do you do with your hands when you’re speaking? Your body language and the ways you use gestures while speaking can make or break the image you project to others. Albert Mehrabian, the eminent communication psychologist, has stated in his research, that 55% of a first impression is based on the nonverbal communication. Take […]
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Communication and Culture: A guest blog by Jeri Quinn

Welcome to First Thursday! On the first Thursday of each month, Corporate Speech Solutions features an expert who has a skill or expertise that will enhance your professional skill set. Today, we’re joined by Jeri Quinn, a New York City based business coach. As founder and president of Driving Improved Results, Jeri specializes in helping […]
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