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How Speech Coaching/Leadership Training Can Benefit Project Management

An organization’s performance can be improved through project management. The role of project management is to lead a team to achieve project goals within the given limitations/restrictions. According to the consultancy firm Bain & Company, by 2027 most work will be project-based. And as a result, the Project Management Institute reports that the demand for […]
What Employees Want?

What do employees most want from their employers?

Are you fostering the kind of culture that keeps employees happy? Do you know what your employees really want? You may spend a great deal of time guessing what your next move for employee engagement and retention should be. Sometimes you may think you know what your employees want, but employee engagement is a significant […]

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 […]

How Can Communication Training Benefit Your Company?

Strong communication skills are consistently rated as one of the most important factors in professional success. Unfortunately, clear, effective communication skills don’t come naturally to everyone. For most people, dynamic speaking and strong communication are skills that must be developed and practiced like any other. Human resource professionals are often tasked with the job of […]
Breaking through the glass ceiling

It’s International Women’s Day: Shatter the Glass Ceiling with Communication!

Did you know that female representation drops at each level of advancement of corporate America, with the result that only 22% of C-suite roles are occupied by women? Importantly, the study that produced this finding also found that women and men stay at their companies and ask for promotions at similar rates. This means this […]
A dynamic speaking voice is the key to success!

Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard! How to Shut Down Interruptions in the Workplace

If you’re a woman, being interrupted is probably an all too familiar scenario. Research has shown that women are interrupted significantly more often than men, even at the highest professional levels. A recent research article showed that female supreme court justices are interrupted at three times the rate of their male counterparts, regardless of seniority. […]

Is Miscommunication Affecting Your Bottom Line?

Having employees with strong communication skills is essential for professional success. Being able to communicate in a clear, confident way brings in more business, keeps clients happy, strengthens professional relationships, and keeps a company running smoothly and efficiently. Given all of this, it’s not surprising that poor communication skills can have a negative impact on […]

Four Easy Steps for Cutting Fillers out of Your Speech!

If you’re like most people, filler words and phrases creep into your speech much more than you realize. What exactly is a filler? My basic definition is any word or phrase that doesn’t add content or value to your message, for example, “um”, “like”, and “you know” (for a list of common fillers, check out […]

Personal Space: Finding the Right Distance

Have you ever been in a conversation with a “close talker”? Interacting with someone who invades your personal space can be, at minimum, irritating, and for some, can be a significant source of discomfort and anxiety. Having a person stand too far away during a conversation can also be problematic; too much distance can be […]

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Empowering Female Leaders through Communication

  With International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, March is a great time to reflect on how gender can impact professional success. Did you know that female representation drops at each level of advancement of corporate America, with the result that only 20% of C-suite roles are occupied by women? There are a wide […]