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Breaking through the glass ceiling

It’s International Women’s Day: Shatter the Glass Ceiling with Communication!

Did you know that female representation drops at each level of advancement of corporate America, with the result that only 22% of C-suite roles are occupied by women? Importantly, the study that produced this finding also found that women and men stay at their companies and ask for promotions at similar rates. This means this […]

Three Communication Resolutions to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet!

As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome a new year, resolve to make communication your most powerful professional tool! It’s time to inspire, impact, and influence others! Start 2019 off right by making these three resolutions that are simple to start, easy to keep, and will help you communicate your way to success in […]

Choosing the Best Communication Strategy for Every Situation

With the breakneck pace of technology development, we now have more options than ever for communicating in the workplace. Everyone has certain methods of communication that they’re most comfortable with. However, it’s important to remember that the type of communication you prefer may not necessarily be the best fit for the situation at hand. Whether […]
How can communication training advance your career?

How Can Communication Training Help Build My Career?

    Whether negotiating a deal, networking with business contacts, or conducting a meeting, strong communication skills are an essential component of professional success. Poor communication skills can be a significant professional roadblock, and can cost you money, a promotion, or even your job. That’s where communication training comes in.
Make communication your most powerful professional tool!

Four Simple Tips for Polished Professional Etiquette

Making strong connections is essential to professional success. However, one of the simplest ways to forge connections with others is often forgotten: basic professional etiquette. Polishing your etiquette can transform your communication, develop and maintain strong contacts, and expand your professional network. Check out our four tips below!
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 […]

Do You Know How to Apologize?

What do you do when you make a mistake? Even the most polished professional stumbles once in a while, and how you handle these moments can make or break your professional relationships. Being able to apologize in a sincere, effective way is an essential communication tool and will help you build connections and establish trust […]

The Key to Professional Connections? Building Rapport!

In the professional world, people are often laser-focused on their professional skills and the content of what they have to say. However, the ability to connect  with others is essential to your success as a professional. Whether you’re trying to land a new client, ace a job interview, or build relationships with colleagues, superiors, or […]

Small Talk – The Key to Networking

Networking is essential for professional success. The ability to meet and connect with potential professional connections is one of the most important keys to growth in the business world. However, networking is more than simply meeting others in your field and introducing yourself and your services. The most successful networkers are those that make a […]

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 […]