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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. […]

Frequently Asked Questions: How Can I Be Concise While Delivering My Message?

  As executive communication coaches, we at Corporate Speech Solutions know that poor communication skills can significantly damage your career. However some bad communication habits can be more damaging than others. Recently, we conducted our own informal research on a group of CEOs and asked: Which behaviors interfere the most with business success? The skill […]

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 […]

Are These Common Fillers Bringing Down Your Speech?

How often do you use filler words in your everyday speech? Everyone injects a filler in to their speech once in a while to buy themselves a moment to think or organize their thoughts. However, fillers become a problem when overused. Using too many fillers can distract from your message and can completely change your […]

How Effective Is Accent Modification Training? A guest blog by Marcos Sastre III

Welcome to First Thursday! On the first Thursday of each month, Corporate Speech Solutions features an expert who has a skill or expertise that will enhance your professional skill set. Today, we’re joined by Marcos Sastre III. With a degree in Cognitive Brain Sciences and Communications and a background in scientific research, Marcos has recently […]

Five Benefits of Accent Reduction for the International Business Professional

  Are you a non-native English speaking business professional looking to advance within your organization? Many non-native English speaking professionals find that they have a strong enough command of the language to communicate their ideas, but their accent and pronunciation make it difficult for others to understand their speech. If this sounds like you, you […]

Is a Speech Coach Right for You?

Have you ever been asked to repeat yourself more than once because your listener was having trouble understanding you? Have others accused you of mumbling or speaking too quickly? If so, you may benefit from working with a speech coach!

How Does an Accent Impact Your Image? The Answer May Surprise You

Did you know that how easy something is to understand can impact the way people judge it? Multiple studies have found that things that are easier to process are perceived more favorably and are rated as more familiar, more pleasant, less risky and more truthful. A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (Lev-Ari & […]
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Improve Your Pronunciation with a Strategic Pause!

It’s said that well-timed silence can speak louder than words. This is especially true when trying to improve your communication: whether you’re working on your public speaking skills, or trying to master the American English accent, learning how and when to pause can have a huge impact on your success. In general, pausing can make […]

Alina has been absolutely wonderful!

it’s been a true pleasure working with her. She has helped increase my self-awareness in a few areas I need improvement. She has focused on helping me decrease filler use, pausing and final sound pronunciation among other things in my everyday speech/communication. This has certainly helped my confidence in daily meetings. Finding time to practice […]