Do others perceive you as a strong, compelling natural leader? Or someone who is timid, unprofessional or unsure of themselves? Some of the most important factors in projecting professional confidence are non-verbal, including how you meet the gaze of your listener. Learning how to make the right amount and type of eye contact will help […]
Everyone knows at least one person who seems to effortlessly stand out from the crowd. The person who instantly commands attention when then walk into a room and who everyone seems to gravitate toward. What is it that this person has that makes them so engaging and charismatic? Executive presence.
Most of my clients come to my door ready to work on their speaking skills. Whether it’s modifying an accent, improving articulation, or learning to speak with a strong dynamic voice, most people are focused on improving their speech for better communication. Although all of these skills are essential to learning to communicate with clarity […]
How often do you think about eye contact? If you’re like most people, you often worry about the content of your speech and work, and maybe the way in which you speak, but you probably don’t put too much thought into your non-verbal communication. However, a huge amount of information is relayed using non-verbal cues. […]
Eye contact may seem like a natural behavior that needs no instruction. But the way in which you make eye contact while communicating can have a significant impact on how others perceive you. Take a look at our three tips below for using eye contact to come across as an approachable, confident professional.
A significant proportion of communication is non-verbal—up to 90% by some researchers’ estimation! This means that how you say something is often even more important than what you’re saying. One critical component of non-verbal communication is eye contact. Eye contact can serve a variety of purposes, from holding your listener’s attention and effectively relating your […]
If the idea of speaking in front of a large group makes you anxious, you’re in good company; public speaking is one of the most common fears in the world. While giving a speech or presenting in front of a crowd may always be a bit nerve-wracking, there are ways you can help ease the […]
Public speaking can be an intimidating task, but a little preparation goes a long way towards making it less daunting. Last week, we discussed how to prepare your voice for speaking in front of a group. While relaxing your face is an important component of confident public speaking, many people neglect another critical preparation technique: […]
Does the thought of standing up to speak in front of a crowd make you break into a cold sweat? If so, you’re not alone! Public speaking is one of the top reported fears in the U.S., often beating out even death! Although speaking in public may always be a daunting task, there are ways […]
At Corporate Speech Solutions, we provide training on speaking with confidence and projecting a self-assured, professional air in communication. To this end, we often counsel clients on how to utilize eye contact to achieve a strong, confident image. However, as globalization continues to change the face of the professional environment, it’s important to note that […]