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Craft a Presentation that Leaves Your Audience Talking

Did you know Corporate Speech Solutions now offers expert support to help you write presentation content? This guidance and writing support from Don Heymann will help you develop clear, powerful content that wins over audiences. Don has been a writer and content strategist for more than 30 years, developing speeches and presentations for Fortune 500 […]

Put Your Best Voice Forward

Have you ever listened to a recording of yourself and asked, “Is that how I really sound?!” There are many complaints people have about their voice: that it’s too whiny, too nasal, too high-pitched, too soft or any other host of issues. Poor voice quality isn’t just an aesthetic issue. A clear, dynamic voice is […]
Make the right first impression!

Are You Making the Right First Impression?

Exactly how much time do you have to make a strong first impression? Research from Experian Credit Expert in the United Kingdom found that the average person forms a first impression in the first 119 seconds of meeting someone new. This means you have just under two minutes to win over an important business contact […]

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 […]

3 Simple Tips for Presenting to a Diverse Audience

If you’re like most professionals, your workplace is growing increasingly diverse as professional demographics shift and globalization continues at a breakneck pace. This diversity can be beneficial, incorporating new viewpoints and ideas, and creating opportunities to reach clients and create collaborations across the globe. Unfortunately, this diversity also comes with an increased risk for miscommunication.

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 […]

Are You Muddling Your Message? Tips for Overcoming Language Barriers

  If you’re like most modern professionals, your clients, co-workers, and professional contacts hail from across the globe. This means you interact with people whose first language may not be English on a regular basis. Last week we talked about how using non-literal language (e.g., idioms and slang) can confuse communication with non-native English speakers. […]

Cross Cultural Communication: Do You Make These Mistakes?

Last week, we talked about how many idioms English speakers use in day-to-day conversation, and how learning some basic idioms can help you better understand conversations in the workplace and can make your speech sound more fluent and native-like. Today, we’re going to talk about the other side of the coin: as a native speaker, […]

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 […]