“Could you repeat that?” “I’m sorry, what did you say?” For many native and non-native American English speakers, a regional or foreign accent is one of the greatest barriers to moving up the corporate ladder. Clear articulation is essential for effective public speaking and for all aspects of business and social communication. When you speak, […]
Reduced visual cues and varying sound quality mean communication on the virtual platform requires extra attention to speech clarity. Check out our strategies below to make sure you come across as a clear, confident professional with every interaction.
With rising globalization and greater numbers of professionals working from home, networking over a virtual platform is becoming increasingly popular. But how do you connect with others with a computer screen in between you? Check out the tips below and get ready to make connections and expand your professional circle!
Do people often ask you to repeat what you say? Do you lack confidence when speaking with others in a professional setting? Does the idea of speaking in front of a group make you break out in a cold sweat? If so, you may benefit from accent modification training.
Many years ago I presented a virtual webinar to a group of 75 employees in a financial service company. Everyone was muted and no one was visible. And I hated it. Having presented live for many years I missed the faces, the smiles and the interaction. I missed the head nods when I asked questions, […]
As a communication specialist, one of the most common reasons people seek out my services is a lack of confidence. Whether it is improving public speaking skills, professional communication, or mastering the American English accent, lacking confidence can stall your progress, and hold you back professionally. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Research […]
As social distancing mandates escalate in the wake of COVID-19, increasing numbers of professionals have been called upon to work from home. Although working from home certainly has its upsides (No commute! Comfy clothes! No more distractions from your loudly chatting cubical neighbor!), the shift can be surprisingly challenging. Many people have trouble adjusting to […]
Event Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 . Are you frequently asked to repeat what you just said? Do you lack confidence when you are speaking? If so, join us for this dynamic and interactive remote presentation designed to impact your business communication skills! This workshop is designed for native and non-native English speakers looking to […]
How many acronyms and initialisms do you use on a daily basis? If you take careful stock of your day-to-day speech, you may find you use more of these verbal shortcuts than you realize. Acronyms aren’t inherently bad. They can replace long and awkward phrases to make speech cleaner and more efficient, especially if they […]
Whether it’s improving articulation, learning to speak with a strong, dynamic voice, or modifying an accent, most people are focused on improving their speech for better communication. However, non-verbal communication, or body language, can also have an enormous impact on your ability to connect with others, project confidence, and communicate your message in an engaging, […]