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Archive of month: 2012

First Impressions: Part 3

Knowing how to make a strong first impression is key in creating business contacts and developing professional relationships. Today, we continue our series on how to make sure you’re creating a strong professional image from the very beginning:

First Impressions: Part 2

Last week, we discussed a report which claims that the average amount of time that you have to make a first impression is 119 seconds. Today, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can use your communication skills to make a strong, professional impression in these two critical minutes. One important factor in making a […]

First Impressions

We all know that first impressions count. But exactly how much time do we have to impress? Last year, a British newspaper reported on a study which claims to have nailed down a specific number: 119 seconds. This means you have just under two minutes to win over an important business contact or potential client. […]

E-mail Etiquette: Part 2

How many e-mails have you answered today alone? As the business world becomes increasingly focused on electronic communication, most business professionals find themselves dedicating more time to e-mail and less to phone and in-person conversations. Although e-mail may seem like a less demanding way of interacting, there are still rules of etiquette that should be […]

E-mail Etiquette

If you’re like most business professionals, you probably use e-mail more than any other mode of communication. Just like face-to-face conversation, there are rules of etiquette for e-mail communication which can help to create a strong professional image. In order to make the best impression when contacting clients and colleagues via e-mail, make sure to […]

Posture: Let Your Body Talk

Developing strong professional communication skills requires learning to express yourself in a clear, confident, and articulate manner. However, there are myriad other factors that come together to make a strong communicator that go beyond the words that you say and how you say them. Non-verbal communication, particularly posture, can greatly affect your message without saying […]

Dr. Gerry Goldhaber – NYC

Jayne Latz made a superb presentation today to Gotham’s Expert Witness Group on the Importance of verbal and nonverbal communication cues when presenting opinions to the jury in a trial or in a deposition. She stressed the need for clear speech, avoiding non-fluencies, using our deep breathing techniques to gain composure and relaxation as well […]

Stephanie Rodin, Esq. – NY

I took advantage of the Summer special offered by Corporate Speech Solutions; and I am thrilled that I did!  I had my first session this past week to assist me in my elevator pitch and Jayne Latz was absolutely AMAZING! She honed in on finding out what I was all about and how to then […]

Communication: A Two-Way Street, Part 2

Last week we discussed a vital, but often overlooked aspect of business communication: effective listening. To be a truly effective communicator, one must not only master the art of communicating their own ideas, but learn to listen and improve receptive communication as well. Today we discuss an important part of active listening: body language. Good […]

Communication: A Two-Way Street

If you’re reading this blog, you most likely recognize that strong communication skills are essential to a successful career. Learning to speak clearly and to communicate your thoughts and ideas in a confident, professional manner are certainly critical elements of business communication. However, all too often, people forget that there are two sides to the […]