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Can Vocal Fry Hurt Your Career?

Just like fashion trends, speech trends can change with the times. One speech habit that has been gaining increasing attention is vocal fry. Vocal fry (also called glottal fry or creaky voice) is a rattling, creaky vocal quality that happens when a speaker drops their voice to a low pitch. Although it’s often associated with […]

Public Speaking: Relax!

Does the thought of standing up to speak in front of a crowd make you break into a cold sweat? If so, you’re not alone! Public speaking is one of the top reported fears in the U.S., often beating out even death! Although speaking in public may always be a daunting task, there are ways […]

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 […]

Keep Communication Clear: Misunderstandings in the Workplace

Everyone knows that communication is a two-way street. Unfortunately that means that no matter how much effort you may put into developing your own communication skills, there is always room for misunderstandings. Today we continue our discussion on misunderstandings by discussing some ways you can help head off misunderstandings in the workplace:

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 […]

You Finally Graduated! …Now What?

It’s that time of year: this month thousands of students will toss their cap in the air and gleefully celebrate the end to their most recent academic journey. Graduating from college is a great achievement and certainly cause for celebration. But once the cap and gown have been hung up and the last strands of […]

Is Your Voice Affecting Your Career?

Unless there is an obvious problem, most of us don’t give more than an occasional passing thought to how our voice sounds. However, new research on how vocal quality affects others’ perceptions may make you think twice. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal discusses a study that shows that the quality of your […]

How to Communicate with Power, Purpose & Confidence!

Sponsored by The New York State Society for CPA’s – CPE Credits:  2.00 Details and signup:  http://www.nysscpa.org/epass/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=21998#.UGHTlx14hIY.email This workshop is designed to provide valuable tips to impact your business communication skills and ultimately your business. Speaking effectively will enhance client relationships and increase your bottom line. Highlights of the program will include:  Improving clarity and […]

Melody Sun

Melody Sun works in an investment company in New York City and participated in an 8 week group training program for accent reduction. Melody is involved with telephone sales and our training included developing her skills to have a greater impact on her sales calls. She actively participated, completed weekly assignments and made great progress in a […]