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Tips for Clear Confident Pronunciation: The Past Tense

  The key to mastering clear, articulate speech often lies in the details. One pronunciation detail that is often tricky, particularly for non-native English speakers, is how to pronounce the past-test -ed ending. This is because even though it’s written the same way, the past tense can be pronounced three different ways. Check out our […]

Three Simple Tips for a Dynamic, Confident Speaking Voice

Speaking with a strong, dynamic voice is one of the keys to projecting professionalism and leadership in the workplace. Whether speaking to an audience of two or 2000, the ability to speak with a clear, confident voice is essential to commanding the attention of your listener and letting them know your message is worth hearing. […]
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Land Your Dream Job! Interview Tips for New Graduates

Are you a recent graduate who has just entered the job market? For many young adults, one of the biggest hurdles in getting your career started is passing the interview process and landing that first job. While your qualifications play a large part in your success, it’s likely that a number of other candidates with […]
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Three Simple Tips for Inspiring Trust

Do your colleagues and clients trust you? While being good at what you do is clearly essential in order to succeed professionally, whether people find you trustworthy is also crucial for success. Of course a large part of whether people trust you depends on if you’re actually trustworthy. Keeping your word and respecting others will […]

Four Easy Steps for Cutting Fillers out of Your Speech!

If you’re like most people, filler words and phrases creep into your speech much more than you realize. What exactly is a filler? My basic definition is any word or phrase that doesn’t add content or value to your message, for example, “um”, “like”, and “you know” (for a list of common fillers, check out […]

Does Your Voicemail Greeting Send the Right Message?

How many calls do you let go through to your voicemail each day? In an age where more and more professionals use their voicemail as their personal secretary, it is essential to have a voicemail greeting that is as polished and professional as you are. Take a look at the following tips to make sure […]

Personal Space: Finding the Right Distance

Have you ever been in a conversation with a “close talker”? Interacting with someone who invades your personal space can be, at minimum, irritating, and for some, can be a significant source of discomfort and anxiety. Having a person stand too far away during a conversation can also be problematic; too much distance can be […]

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Empowering Female Leaders through Communication

  With International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, March is a great time to reflect on how gender can impact professional success. Did you know that female representation drops at each level of advancement of corporate America, with the result that only 20% of C-suite roles are occupied by women? There are a wide […]

Small Talk – The Key to Networking

Networking is essential for professional success. The ability to meet and connect with potential professional connections is one of the most important keys to growth in the business world. However, networking is more than simply meeting others in your field and introducing yourself and your services. The most successful networkers are those that make a […]