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Delivering Virtual Presentations

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, […]

Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?

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 […]

Working from Home? Keep Your Professional Development Going!

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 […]

VIRTUAL Accent Reduction Made Easy: Event Date: Thursday, April 2nd

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 […]

Don’t Let Acronyms Muddy Your Message!

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 […]

How Can Body Language Improve Your Career?

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, […]

The Art of Saying “No”

Do you find yourself constantly agreeing to projects that you don’t have time for? Have you found yourself endorsing ideas you don’t fully believe because you’re afraid saying “no” will damage your professional relationships? Many professionals are afraid that saying “no” to a colleague or client will make them seem unpleasant or difficult, and find […]

Take Your Career to the Next Level with a Stellar Interview

Are you looking to make the leap to a new job or even switch careers? Do you want to climb the corporate ladder of success in your own company? You’re going to need to polish your interview skills! Whether or not you land the job depends on more than just having the right skills and […]

Get Ready to Influence, Impact, and Inspire in 2020!

Happy New Year! As we jump into the new year, resolve to make communication your most powerful professional tool! Check out our New Year’s Resolutions below to help you get the year started on the right foot and help you build your communication and career in 2020.

Take the Stress out of Holiday Parties with these Small Talk Tips

It’s that time of year again. With the holiday season comes a slew of festive work events and office parties. Company holiday parties and other work events can be a great opportunity to network and make new connections, however,  that can be easier said than done!  Check out our four tips below for mastering the […]