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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 […]
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Let Your Body Talk: Using Body Language to Project Confidence and Leadership

What do people see when they look at you? A strong, natural leader? Or someone who fades into the background? They say that people form a first impression within the first 30 to 120 seconds of meeting a new person. These impressions typically follow a person through a relationship, so a poor first impression can […]
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Using Gesture to Enhance Your Message: Three Simple Tips

Have you ever thought about how you use your hands when you’re speaking? Gesturing while you talk is an essential, but often overlooked aspect of strong professional communication. Body language can make a big difference in how your listener or audience receives your message, and can change the way that others perceive you. Take a […]
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The Secret to Making Connections? Smile!

Whether you’re garnering new clients, bonding with coworkers, or forging relationships at a networking event, making connections is essential for any professional. A person’s ability to make and keep strong connections is heavily influenced by the quality of their communication skills. While the ability to make small talk and articulately communicate what you and your […]
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Hold Your Head Up High: Using Posture to Improve Professional Communication

Strong communication skills are essential to professional success. But effective communication goes beyond the words you say and how you say them—nonverbal communication also plays a very significant role in how you are perceived in the workplace and how your message is understood. Last week, we discussed how eye contact can improve your rapport with […]
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Let Your Body Talk: How Body Language Can Improve Your Career

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 […]
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One Simple Tip for Inspiring Trust in the Workplace

  Being perceived as someone who is open, honest, and trustworthy is essential for professional success. Clearly the first step to being seen as honest and trustworthy is actually conducting yourself in an open and honest manner and following through on your word. However, it is also vital that you appear trustworthy as well. Body […]

Is Your Eye Contact Sending the Right Message? 3 Easy Tips

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. […]

3 Tips for the Perfect Handshake

What kind of a first impression do you give colleagues and clients? One of the best ways to convey a confident, professional image in the first moments of meeting someone is with your handshake. But what makes the difference between a memorable, professional handshake and one that leaves the other person cold? When perfecting the art […]

Body Language: What Do Your Gestures Say About You?

What do you do with your hands when you’re speaking? The gestures you use can have a huge impact on the image you project to others. Many people are uncomfortable using their hands when they speak and fall into default positions that limit their movement. This can make you appear stiff, insecure, or uncomfortable. Learning […]