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Archive of month: March 2017

Doris Young Boyer

Etiquette: More than the Correct Fork, a guest blog by Doris Young Boyer

  Welcome to First Thursday! On the first Thursday of each month, Corporate Speech Solutions features an expert that has a skill or expertise that will enhance your professional skill set. Today, we’re joined by Doris Young Boyer, President of Global Protocol and Influence, an etiquette and protocol consulting firm. For over 20 years, Doris […]
Overwhelmed businessman

Saying “No”: Keep the Negative Positive

Everyone likes an employee or coworker who is willing to go the extra mile and is open to the ideas and thoughts of others. However, being agreeable has its limits. Being afraid to say “no” can lead to a range of problems, from endorsing ideas and projects you don’t believe in to overextending yourself to […]

Listen up! Four Tips to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

How much attention do you pay to your listening skills? You may be a great presenter but are you listening to the feedback you receive? Communication is a two-way street, and effective listening can make or break an interaction. Take a look at these four tips to sharpen your listening skills in the workplace: 1. […]

4 Tips for Keeping Your Speaking Voice Strong and Healthy

A strong, dynamic voice is essential to projecting confidence in professional speaking. It doesn’t matter how strong your material is: if your speaking voice is weak or unpleasant to listen to, your message will be negatively impacted. Developing a strong, effective speaking voice begins with taking care of your voice so it functions well. Unfortunately, […]
Audience in Conference hall

Articulate Your Way To Success!

Are you looking to develop the skills of a dynamic communicator? Are you frequently asked to repeat what you just said? Do you notice a look of confusion on your listener’s face when you are presenting important information? Don’t you wish you could speak with the clarity and confidence of a great speaker? You can […]

International Women’s Day: Are Your Words Undermining Your Value?

Did you know that March 8 is International Women’s Day? In support of this campaign, we wanted to talk about some communication issues that impact women and can limit them from reaching their professional potential. This past year I had the opportunity to be a part of a panel at the inaugural Intercollegiate Women Leadership […]