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Keep It Interesting with Volume Variation

One of the keys to a dynamic, confident speaking voice is adequate volume. A strong, solid speaking voice commands the attention of others, improves clarity, and projects confidence. However, this doesn’t mean you should consistently speak at the same volume. Holding your speaking voice at one volume can be monotonous and cause your listener to […]

Presentation Skills for Success: 3 Ways to Wow Your Audience

Have you ever witnessed a truly great speaker? The kind of person who strides onto the stage and captivates their audience, keeping them on the edge of their seats from their very first word through the end of their presentation? Public speaking is an essential component to professional success; nearly all jobs involve at least […]

Stand Like a Leader: 5 Steps for Increasing Presence with Posture

The next time you glance in a mirror, take note of your posture. What does your body language say about you? Do you see a strong, confident leader, or self-conscious, uncomfortable slumper? In professional communication, what your listener sees is just as important as what they hear. A weak stance or slumping shoulders can give […]

Are You Being Understood? Communicating with Clarity with Non-Native Speakers

As globalization increases, our world becomes smaller and smaller. Chances are, nearly everyone reading this blog has at least one colleague, customer, or work-related acquaintance who is a non-native speaker of English. Because non-native speakers can vary in their mastery of the language, the occasional communication breakdown is bound to occur. When this happens, it […]

Tips for Clear Confident Pronunciation: Plural Endings

The key to mastering clear, articulate speech often lies in the details. One pronunciation detail that is often tricky is how to pronounce the plural “s” ending. This is because it can be pronounced three different ways. While these differences may be difficult to master, there are rules that can help you learn to use […]

When Does an Accent Interfere with Success?

As a corporate speech-language pathologist, one of the most common reasons people seek my services is to reduce their accent. Often, clients will call for information and ask, “Can you get rid of my accent?” As an accent reduction specialist, I don’t try to “get rid” of a person’s accent. An accent in and of […]
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Are You a New Graduate? Let Us Help You Land the Job!

Each summer the job market is flooded with new graduates looking to land their dream job. As a recent graduate, you may have the skills and training to get your career started, but if you aren’t able to give an interview in a way that makes you stand out from the pack, you may never […]

One-Minute Networking: Perfecting the Elevator Pitch

What do you say when someone asks what you do? Do you give a one-word answer with your job title? Do you ramble on and on trying to explain all the benefits of your business in the first 30 seconds? If you aren’t able to tell others what you and your business have to offer […]
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Three Steps to Networking Success!

The ability to make strong professional connections and extend your professional circle is one of the keys to growth in the business world. Whether making connections with potential clients or establishing relationships with other professionals in your field, networking is an essential part of professional success. But how exactly do you go about making these […]

Three Simple Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Do you find yourself rambling when asked to speak in front of your colleagues or senior management? Do you find yourself struggling to find the right words or speaking too quickly? Does your core message get lost in the anxiety caused by speaking in front of others? Whether it’s giving a sales presentation, pitching an […]