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Why Public Speaking Is Essential for Professional Leadership

Whether negotiating a deal, networking with business contacts, or conducting a meeting, strong communication and presentation skills are an essential component of professional success. Poor communication skills can be a significant professional roadblock, and can cost you money, a promotion, or even your job. In today’s business environment we are presenting all day long whether […]

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 […]

Use It or Lose It! Practice for Communication Success

How often do you take the time to practice your communication skills? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably, “not enough!” One of the most common problems with communication training is making progress that transfers over to everyday communication. All too often, people who make excellent progress during formal training sessions have trouble […]

Crafting a Voicemail Greeting That’s As Polished and Professional As You Are!

How many voicemail messages do you get each week? If you’re like most professionals, you’re often far too busy to answer your phone as it rings and allow most calls to go through to voicemail. This means that a significant number of professional contacts, clients, and business associates listen to your voicemail greeting before they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Accent Success: Master the 5 Foundations of Accent Reduction June 24th, 2019

Event Date: June 24th, 2019 .  Are you frequently asked to repeat what you just said? Do you lack confidence when you are speaking? If so, join us for this dynamic and interactive workshop designed to impact your business communication skills! This workshop is designed for native and non-native English speakers looking to gain greater […]

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 […]