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 September 15, Corporate Speech Solutions President Jayne Latz will be giving a workshop in NYC to address this need. This event, Communicate with Greater Clarity, Confidence, and Credibility, will help attendees develop the skills and strategies needed to master the art of professional communication. Want a preview? Here are just a few of the tips for stronger communication:
Learn the Right Way to Breathe: 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. This technique will allow you to power your voice and leave an impact on your listener.
Cut Out Fillers!: Filler words like “um”, “like,” “you know”, and “basically” can seriously undermine your credibility and reduce the impact of your message. Identify when you use these words, and cut them out of your vocabulary! Learn your personal patterns and when you feel the need to use a filler word, simply pause instead.
Look ’em in the Eye: Eye contact is crucial for achieving credibility and portraying confidence in professional interactions. When speaking, you should typically make direct eye contact for roughly four to five seconds at a time, break eye contact momentarily to avoid over-intensity, and then reestablish eye contact. The intensity and duration can be adapted for different situations. For example, in negotiation or another situation in which you want to establish control, more direct eye contact may be warranted.
Want to learn more? Join us on September 15th from 6pm-8pm! Reservations must be made in advance, so visit our website for more details and registration!
For information on the New York Based Speech and Accent Reduction services offered by Corporate Speech Solutions please give us a call at 212-308-7725 or visit us on the web at www.corporatespeechsolutions.com. Not in NYC? No problem! We also provide Skype and video conferencing services.
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