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Unsolicited email from abroad

Dear Jane, Thanks a lot.You’re great as usual.You are also a great leader in your own way as you’re truly being helpful to so many people. I’m doing some motivational speeches in Africa and the Middle-East and doing very well indeed.This part of the world needs so much motivation and personal development. Will be back […]

How Clear Is Your Speech? Communicating with Non-Native English Speakers

If you’re like most modern professionals, your colleagues and clients likely come from a variety of multicultural and multilingual background. This diversity has helped enrich the workplace with varying viewpoints and work styles. Unfortunately, language differences can also hinder productivity and connectivity in the workplace. Last week, we discussed how native speakers of English can […]

Improving Communication with Non-native English Speakers

In the increasingly multicultural workplace, having a working team with a variety of language backgrounds is quickly becoming the norm. Last week we talked about how corporate speech-language therapy and speech accent training can help you to improve your American English Accent and increase your business communication skills. Today, we’ll take a look at the […]

Are You Using These Words Correctly?

At Corporate Speech Solutions, we give our clients the tools to speak in a clear, dynamic manner that gives them the confidence to succeed as a professional. You may have a terrific presentation prepared but if you frequently misuse words, the delivery of your presentation will not reflect your professional skill set. Today, we continue […]

Public Speaking: Get Your Body Ready

Public speaking can be an intimidating task, but a little preparation goes a long way towards making it less daunting. Last week, we discussed how to prepare your voice for speaking in front of a group. While relaxing your face is an important component of confident public speaking, many people neglect another critical preparation technique: […]

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 […]

Practice Makes Perfect

One of the most common problems with speech and communication improvement is carryover—all too often, people make excellent progress during formal training, but have difficulty carrying their new found skills into their day-to-day life. This is because, like any other skill set, speech and communication must be practiced regularly to be fully learned. Without practice, […]

Losing Your Voice? Acid Reflux May Be The Culprit!

When people develop a hoarse or raspy voice, they may point the finger at several culprits: shouting, talking for an extended period of time, the common cold. But one common source of vocal irritation often gets overlooked: acid reflux. Typically when people think of acid reflux, they think of the burning, irritating digestive discomfort that […]

Keeping Your Voice Young

Wrinkles, greying hair, continually forgetting just where you left those car keys: just a few of the gifts Father Time likes to pass out as we wrack up our birthdays. While many people are preoccupied with looking young, increasingly people have taken an interest in sounding young as well. Having a robust, commanding voice can […]

Misunderstandings: Are They Getting the Message?

Think of the conflicts you’ve experienced in the workplace over the course of your career: How many of these were caused by misunderstandings? Miscommunicated information or intentions can cause workplace discord, cause rifts between employees, and lose clients. Fortunately, most