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Does Your Voicemail Greeting Send the Right Message?

How many calls do you let go through to your voicemail each day? In an age where more and more professionals use their voicemail as their personal secretary, it is essential to have a voicemail greeting that is as polished and professional as you are. Take a look at the following tips to make sure […]

Slow Down! Using Rate to Increase Clarity

One of the most common issues I see across clients is difficulty controlling their rate of speech. For many people, it’s natural to speak quickly when they’re nervous or excited. Unfortunately, speaking too quickly can be extremely damaging to your speech clarity and your overall professional image.
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Two Ways to Harness the Power of the Pause!

What makes a great speaker? In order to project confidence and professionalism, how you say something is often more important than what you actually say. One of the most effective ways to make your speech more dynamic and memorable is harnessing the power of the pause. Speaking too quickly is a common problem for many […]
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Are Your Interview Skills Holding You Back?

What are your resolutions for the new year? People across the globe have spent the past few weeks resolving to change their lives for the better. One of the most common resolutions is professional advancement and taking their career to the next level. For many people, this involves taking the plunge and switching jobs. Are […]
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Your best PITCH forward! How to immediately engage and entice your listener!

The goal of networking is to make connections and tell other professionals and potential clients about who you are and what you do. Unfortunately, often  often not enough time to say all that you want to say yet you most definitely want to make a good impression. For this reason, every professional should have an […]

Slow and Steady: Reduce Rate for Increased Clarity!

Do you have a tendency to speak quickly? If you’re like most people, you tend to speed up your speech when nervous or excited. Unfortunately, in business, those moments when you may be nervous (for example, when giving a presentation, or negotiating with clients) are when it’s the most important to speak with clarity and […]

Ace the Interview: Speaking for Success

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed a variety of strategies for landing and acing an interview. Crafting the perfect resume and cover letter and preparing for the interview are all critical to success. But if your interviewer can’t understand your speech, all that preparation may be for nothing! Today we’ll discuss tips for effective, […]

You Finally Graduated! …Now What?

It’s that time of year: this month thousands of students will toss their cap in the air and gleefully celebrate the end to their most recent academic journey. Graduating from college is a great achievement and certainly cause for celebration. But once the cap and gown have been hung up and the last strands of […]

Miscommunications in the Business World

In a perfect world, all of our professional communication would go smoothly, with each of us saying exactly what we mean and being understood without a hitch. Unfortunately, no matter how much care and preparation you take with your professional communication skills, hiccups in business communication are inevitable. While these snafus may be unavoidable, how […]

How Clear Is Your Speech?

One common mistake in business communication is not separating your day-to-day speech from your professional speech. When talking casually in everyday situations, we tend to run our words together as we speak. For example, “would’ve” and “should’ve” become “wudda” and “shudda”. “Want to” and “going to” become “wanna” and “gonna.” Although this manner of speaking […]