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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 […]

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 […]

Focused, Efficient Meetings in 3 Easy Steps!

Meetings are essential for any business. They give everyone an opportunity to share ideas and be kept up-to-date on important information. However, anyone who has ever worked in a corporate environment is all too aware that meetings can become a drawn-out, ineffective waste of time and money. One of the key ingredients for a meeting […]

Is Your Vocabulary Undermining Your Credibility

Communication style is a key aspect of projecting confidence and professionalism in the workplace. Developing a strong, dynamic speaking voice, clear speech, and confident body language are all essential to a confident image. However, the words we choose can also have a significant impact on how others perceive us. There are many words and phrases […]

Why Public Speaking Is Essential for Professional Leadership

Whether negotiating a deal, networking with business contacts, or conducting a meeting, strong communication and presentation skills are an essential component of professional success. Poor communication skills can be a significant professional roadblock, and can cost you money, a promotion, or even your job. In today’s business environment we are presenting all day long whether […]

Don’t Let Shortcuts Ruin Your Image!

How often do you say “yeah” instead of “yes”? What about “wanna” or “gonna” instead of “want to” or “going to”? Does slang sneak into your speech in formal situations? Taking verbal shortcuts is common in day-to-day conversation and perfectly acceptable when chatting with friends or acquaintances. But letting this type of speech creep into […]

Use It or Lose It! Practice for Communication Success

How often do you take the time to practice your communication skills? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably, “not enough!” One of the most common problems with communication training is making progress that transfers over to everyday communication. All too often, people who make excellent progress during formal training sessions have trouble […]