Think public speaking training is just for people that regularly get up in front of a big audience to pitch their product or give a speech in their area of expertise? Think again. When you walk into the boss’s office to make a request or pitch an idea, your ability (or inability) to convey your […]
With more and more professionals working from home, you may find that you are called upon to give a presentation remotely. Virtual presentations are a great opportunity to reach a wider audience, but they also pose new challenges you may not typically consider with an in-person presentation. Check out our tips to make sure your […]
Reduced visual cues and varying sound quality mean communication on the virtual platform requires extra attention to speech clarity. Check out our strategies below to make sure you come across as a clear, confident professional with every interaction.
Do people often ask you to repeat what you say? Do you lack confidence when speaking with others in a professional setting? Does the idea of speaking in front of a group make you break out in a cold sweat? If so, you may benefit from accent modification training.
A strong, dynamic voice is always important for projecting confidence and presenting yourself like the expert you are. However vocal presence becomes even more essential when you’re separated from your listener by your computer screen. Check out our tips below for projecting your voice with clarity and confidence even when you’re not in the same […]
Do you find yourself constantly agreeing to projects that you don’t have time for? Have you found yourself endorsing ideas you don’t fully believe because you’re afraid saying “no” will damage your professional relationships? Many professionals are afraid that saying “no” to a colleague or client will make them seem unpleasant or difficult, and find […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]