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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 […]

Interview Tips for Young Adults: Land Your Dream Job!

Are you a recent graduate entering the job market for the first time? That means it’s time to brush up your interview skills! While your skills and qualifications play a large part in whether you land the job, it’s likely that a number of other candidates with the exact same skill set are also interviewing […]
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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 […]

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 […]

Sometimes It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts!

You may have been taught to “never judge a book by its cover,” but in the professional world, personal appearance can be a defining factor in how others perceive you. Studies have shown that people make decisions and form opinions about others within the first 30 seconds of meeting them. During this short window of […]

Breathe for Success!

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t put much thought into how you breathe. You breathe in and out as you go about your day, without stopping to consider exactly how you’re breathing. However, the way in which you breathe can make a big difference in your communication. Proper breath support and control can […]
A dynamic speaking voice is the key to success!

Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard! How to Shut Down Interruptions in the Workplace

If you’re a woman, being interrupted is probably an all too familiar scenario. Research has shown that women are interrupted significantly more often than men, even at the highest professional levels. A recent research article showed that female supreme court justices are interrupted at three times the rate of their male counterparts, regardless of seniority. […]

Get Ready to Impress! 3 Simple Tips for Crafting the Perfect Slideshow

What’s your process when creating a slideshow? All too often, presenters simply copy their notes and information into bullet points, maybe throwing in a stock photo here and there. Boring slideshows can make your audience glaze over and detract from your message. So what can you do to create a slideshow that’s as engaging and […]

PowerPoint Tips for a More Dynamic, Engaging Presentation

When used right, a PowerPoint presentation can be a powerful addition to public speaking. Slides can be an excellent way to help drive home your most important points and keep your audience engaged. However, crafting slides that enhance your presentation can be a difficult task. Far too often, slides turn into a distraction, alienating you […]