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Professional Etiquette: More than Please and Thank You

In the professional world, it’s easy to get so caught up in getting results that we forget one of the most basic necessities of making professional connections: etiquette. Polishing your etiquette can transform your communication, develop and maintain strong contacts, and expand your professional network. Incorporate the three simple strategies below!

Do You Have Executive Presence?

In the professional world, there are some people who simply stand out from the crowd. Those who can effortlessly command a room and engage other people. Those whose confidence and charisma projects the air of a natural leader. What do these people have that others don’t? Executive presence.

Takeaways from the BIG Conference in Atlantic City

  I just returned from three days at the annual conference for Blacks in Government (BIG) in Atlantic City where I was honored to present my workshop, Communicate up the Corporate Ladder: How to Succeed in Business with Clarity and Confidence. The conference was a wonderful experience; I met great people from around the country […]

Do You Have Talented Employees with Communication Problems?

  Do you have talented employees you would like to promote but feel their communication skills are standing in the way of climbing up the corporate ladder? This is often a problem I see with non-native English speaking employees. Their skills, knowledge, and expertise make them perfect for their position, but since English is not […]
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Find Your Confidence, Find Your Voice: Jayne Latz Shares Her Journey

We spend a lot of time with our clients developing confidence in professional communication. There are myriad factors that can impact your communication—clarity, pronunciation, tone—however, confidence is the one essential factor that ties it all together. If you’re not confident, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to communicate in a way that impacts and influences […]

What to Leave Out: Tips from a Writing Pro – a guest blog by Don Heymann

  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 Don Heymann, a veteran writer and communications consultant, who shares his expertise on writing. Sometimes what you don’t say is […]

You Landed Your First Job! …Now What? 5 Simple Tips for Success

Congratulations! You’ve put in the work, finished your degree, and finally landed your first job. But that doesn’t mean the work is done. In order to succeed in the professional world and climb the corporate ladder, you need much more than the skills and knowledge to do the job. A significant part of professional success […]

Improving American English Pronunciation: Voice and Voiceless Sounds

One of the most difficult parts of learning English is mastering all of the subtle differences in pronunciation. Learning how to produce sounds with an American English accent is what makes the difference between sounding like a non-native English speaker, and sounding like you’ve mastered the language. Today, we’ll discuss one of the trickier parts […]

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 […]