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Archives of #Jayne Latz

Personal Space: Finding the Right Distance

Have you ever been in a conversation with a “close talker”? Interacting with someone who invades your personal space can be, at minimum, irritating, and for some, can be a significant source of discomfort and anxiety. Having a person stand too far away during a conversation can also be problematic; too much distance can be […]

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Empowering Female Leaders through Communication

  With International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, March is a great time to reflect on how gender can impact professional success. Did you know that female representation drops at each level of advancement of corporate America, with the result that only 20% of C-suite roles are occupied by women? There are a wide […]

The 4 Cs of Getting More Referrals: A guest blog by Vikram Rajan

  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 Vikram Rajan, co-founder of Raviate.com and phoneBlogger.net. Read on as Vikram shares with us how you can use communication to […]

Which Behavior Interferes the Most with Business Success? The Results Are In!

  Strong communication skills are essential to professional success. But what exactly are the elements of strong communication? As executive communication coaches, we’re aware that there are a range of factors that can make or break a professional interaction. However, we were curious to see which ones business professionals perceived as having the biggest influence […]

Can Vocal Fry Hurt Your Career?

Just like fashion trends, speech trends can change with the times. One speech habit that has been gaining increasing attention is vocal fry. Vocal fry (also called glottal fry or creaky voice) is a rattling, creaky vocal quality that happens when a speaker drops their voice to a low pitch. Although it’s often associated with […]

Mastering Gestures to Project Confidence

What do you do with your hands when you’re speaking? Your body language and the ways you use gestures while speaking can make or break the image you project to others. Albert Mehrabian, the eminent communication psychologist, has stated in his research, that 55% of a first impression is based on the nonverbal communication. Take […]

Communication and Culture: A guest blog by Jeri Quinn

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 Jeri Quinn, a New York City based business coach. As founder and president of Driving Improved Results, Jeri specializes in helping […]

Achieve Interview Success with these 4 Tips

  Strong, confident communication is essential to succeed in any job, and a key skill most employers look for during an interview. For their 2016 Job Skills Report, Bloomberg asked 1,251 job recruiters at 547 companies about the skills they want but can’t find. Guess which skill topped the list across industries? Communication! If you […]

5 Tips to Build Executive Presence

  We have all witnessed that moment when a natural leader walks into a room packed with people and instantly commands attention. People consciously or subconsciously find themselves gravitating towards that person. What is that “it” factor that makes this person stand out from the crowd? Executive presence. If you’re a business professional with leadership […]

Communicating Around the Globe

As the professional world becomes increasingly global and interconnected, having clients, colleagues, and employees from around the world become the new normal. While this diversity can be great for business, it can also come with some complications in terms of communication. Communicating with people from different language backgrounds requires special considerations to avoid miscommunication and […]