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Is Upspeak Damaging Your Credibility?

During the 1980s the “Valley Girl” accent started to gain widespread attention. The hallmark of this type of speech was the constant rising intonation at the end of sentences, making statements sound like questions. This pattern, called high-rising intonation or, more commonly, upspeak has become increasingly common, extending far beyond your typical “Valley Girl.” While […]

Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job!

Sitting down for an important job interview can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences out there. Being scrutinized by a stranger with your future career on the line can intimidate even the most secure professional. While a job interview can be daunting, there are strategies you can use to ease the experience and help […]

How Clear Are Your Voicemail Messages?

Has this ever happened to you: You receive a voicemail and have to replay it over and over again because you can’t understand the caller the first time around. Having to take the extra time to try to decipher a garbled voicemail is irritating at best and for many busy professionals not worth the trouble, […]

Get Results with the Perfect Voicemail

Have you ever called a colleague or client and left a voicemail only to wait and wait and never get a response? If you find this happens to you regularly, you may unknowingly be a “bad voicemailer”! Voicemails have become a standard part of business communication. Many people are too busy during the work day […]

Could Speech Habits Affect Your Image in the Workplace?

Everyone knows someone who, like, talks like this. You know, like, the kind of person who ends every sentence like it’s a question? A recent program on National Public Radio talked about how speech habits like up-speak (speaking with a rising tone as though you are asking a question), vocal fry (“creaking” the ends of […]