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Let Your Hands Do the Talking! 3 Tips to Make Gestures Work for You

One of the most common questions people have when speaking in public is, “What do I do with my hands?” Some people become overly aware of their hands, and fall into awkward fixed positions (like the “fig leaf” stance: arms straight down with hands clasped together in front of your body). Others move their hands […]

The Eyes Have It!

Do others perceive you as a strong, compelling natural leader? Or someone who is timid, unprofessional or unsure of themselves? Some of the most important factors in projecting professional confidence are non-verbal, including how you meet the gaze of your listener. Learning how to make the right amount and type of eye contact will help […]

This Could Be You!

Do you want to use communication to take your career to the next level? After undergoing communication training with Corporate Speech Solutions, one of our clients, S.A., landed a new job and thanked Corporate Speech Solutions for the part we played in helping him to communicate more effectively and move up the corporate ladder. Check […]

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 […]

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 […]