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What Employees Want?

What do employees most want from their employers?

Are you fostering the kind of culture that keeps employees happy? Do you know what your employees really want? You may spend a great deal of time guessing what your next move for employee engagement and retention should be. Sometimes you may think you know what your employees want, but employee engagement is a significant […]
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Remote Work Mistakes You’ll Likely Encounter

This article was specially written as a guest blog for CorporateSpeechSolutions.com by Haley Brown There’s no overstating just how popular remote work is at the moment. Because of the pandemic and social distancing measures, many companies have had to pivot to a work-from-home set up in an effort to protect their employees against the virus. […]

Virtual Communication: Engaging Your Audience in Remote Presentations

When your audience isn’t in the same room as you, it’s easy for them to feel disengaged and disconnected. Tailor your presentation so that there are plenty of opportunities for the audience to interact with you directly. Check out our strategies for engaging and connecting with your audience in a virtual meeting or presentation!

Take the Stress out of Holiday Parties with these Small Talk Tips

It’s that time of year again. With the holiday season comes a slew of festive work events and office parties. Company holiday parties and other work events can be a great opportunity to network and make new connections, however,  that can be easier said than done!  Check out our four tips below for mastering the […]

Focused, Efficient Meetings in 3 Easy Steps!

Meetings are essential for any business. They give everyone an opportunity to share ideas and be kept up-to-date on important information. However, anyone who has ever worked in a corporate environment is all too aware that meetings can become a drawn-out, ineffective waste of time and money. One of the key ingredients for a meeting […]

Don’t Let Shortcuts Ruin Your Image!

How often do you say “yeah” instead of “yes”? What about “wanna” or “gonna” instead of “want to” or “going to”? Does slang sneak into your speech in formal situations? Taking verbal shortcuts is common in day-to-day conversation and perfectly acceptable when chatting with friends or acquaintances. But letting this type of speech creep into […]

Volume Variation: The Key to a Dynamic Voice

The quality of your voice can have a significant impact on how others perceive you and your message. One aspect of your voice that can change the impact you have on others is your volume. While a strong voice is one of the key components to sounding like a confident professional, varying your volume can […]

Land Your Dream Job! Interview Tips for New Graduates

Are you a recent graduate who has just entered the job market? For many young adults, one of the biggest hurdles in getting your career started is passing the interview process and landing that first job. While your qualifications play a large part in your success, it’s likely that a number of other candidates with […]

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 […]
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Negotiate Like the Professional You Are

If you’re like most professionals, negotiation is a part of your daily life. Whether you’re negotiating a raise, working out the details of a contract, or deciding how a project will be run, knowing how to sway others to your side is essential to professional success. However, negotiation isn’t just about getting what you want; […]