As globalization increases, our world becomes smaller and smaller. Chances are, nearly everyone reading this blog has at least one colleague, customer, or work-related acquaintance who is a non-native speaker of English. Because non-native speakers can vary in their mastery of the language, the occasional communication breakdown is bound to occur. When this happens, it […]
The key to mastering clear, articulate speech often lies in the details. One pronunciation detail that is often tricky is how to pronounce the plural “s” ending. This is because it can be pronounced three different ways. While these differences may be difficult to master, there are rules that can help you learn to use […]
As a corporate speech-language pathologist, one of the most common reasons people seek my services is to reduce their accent. Often, clients will call for information and ask, “Can you get rid of my accent?” As an accent reduction specialist, I don’t try to “get rid” of a person’s accent. An accent in and of […]
Did you know May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates this campaign to raise public awareness of how speech-language pathology services can help improve communication skills and overall quality of life. In support of ASHA’s campaign, today we’re focusing our blog on corporate speech-language pathology: what it […]
You may have been taught to “never judge a book by its cover,” but in the professional world, personal appearance can be a defining factor in how others perceive you. Studies have shown that people make decisions and form opinions about others within the first 30 seconds of meeting them. During this short window of […]
If you’re looking to climb the corporate ladder or change the direction of your career, then you know how important the interview process is. Knowing how to present yourself well, speak with confidence, and project a professional, capable image is essential to acing the interview. However, all of these skills are useless unless you know […]
Are you planning to take your career to the next level in 2019? If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and switching jobs, take a look at our tips for acing the interview and landing your dream job!
Happy New Year from Corporate Speech Solutions! Last week we gave you three New Year’s Resolutions to help you take your communication skills to the next level. This week we help you start 2019 on the right foot with three more essential communication resolutions. Check them out below. Then join the conversation and let us […]
Have your professional skills evolved beyond your current salary? A new year is almost upon us; start it out right by getting paid what you’re worth! Last week we talked about ways you can use communication to improve your negotiation skills. Today we wrap up our negotiation series with three more essential strategies for […]
Communicating in the business world requires a certain level of finesse and skill. However, some situations are trickier than others. In this week’s blog, we discuss three situations that many people find difficult: offering criticism, saying “no”, and avoiding office gossip.