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Archive of month: November 2010

Speaking with Confidence

When presenting yourself in a professional environment, appearing confident in yourself and your business are of the utmost importance. No one wants to trust someone who doesn’t appear to trust themselves. While a lucky few may naturally project a confident air, the majority of us must work to develop this skill. For the next two […]

Public Speaking

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death…This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ~Jerry Seinfeld Does the thought of speaking in front of a group scare you? If so, you’re not alone: […]

Listen Up! Part 2

In our last post, we discussed the value of effective listening skills and provided a few tips to help develop them. This week, we continue on this topic and provide more great pointers on how to become a better listener and conversation partner. Listen Actively- Don’t just passively absorb what your conversational partner is saying. […]

Jayne Latz of CSS to speak at NY State Society for CPAs

On November 16, Jayne Latz, corporate speech-language pathologist and President of Corporate Speech Solutions, will give a presentation entitled “Speak Up! for Success: Communication Skills for the Young Professional” This presentation is designed to give young professionals tools and tips on how to communicate effectively in the workplace. Areas of focus will include speech improvement training, […]

Listen Up!

Usually when we talk about communication, we focus on how we can better make ourselves understood. Pronunciation, projection, intonation: these are all critical parts of communication, but they focus on only one aspect of conversation—speaking. However, communication is a two-way street. Focusing only on how you speak and ignoring how you listen, means that you’re […]