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How to Speak Clearly in 7 Easy Steps

It’s more complicated than you may think to speak clearly in all situations. So don’t be hard on yourself if you’re not communicating well all the time. Have you ever felt like you talk too fast or use too high of a pitch? Or maybe you use too many words, and you end up getting the glaze over, …

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Why You Need a Communication Skills Coach

Do you ever find yourself with good (or even brilliant!) ideas that you want to share, but when you try to articulate them, your message doesn’t come out as mellifluously as you imagined? Did you ever finish your presentation, sit down & later realize you forgot an important concept you wanted to deliver? Have you …

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How to Be an Excellent Speaker–The Mechanics of it All

I’ll tell you something right here and now: nobody was born an amazing speaker.  To this day, no one is a perfect communicator. No one is a perfect speaker. We humans have only just begun to use speech. Scientists believe we only started speaking 50,000 years ago. Our human ancestors date back to about 4 …

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How to Be Assertive Yet Warm

Do you need to assert yourself more? Perhaps you don’t speak up for yourself. You let your ideas, however brilliant, go unsaid. Or possibly you do assert yourself, but you come across as aggressive. Or rude, even. Neither of these is helpful at all for your career or your relationships. So if you’re sitting around …

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How to Express Yourself Better in 7 Steps

Do you have ideas you’re trying to convey to others, and you just can’t seem to express yourself? Do you ever feel like you can’t even tell a story? You could be in the middle of telling a story, and you keep overexplaining and using way too many words. Or you never can get to …

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How to Sound More Confident

There’s nothing like a lack of confidence to hinder your success–both in relationships and at work. Not knowing what to say, the quivering voice, the passive wording, the fast-talking; all add up as a wedge between you and success. And you know the confident people? The folks who exude executive presence and have people eating out of …

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How to Stop Being Interrupted

Are you being interrupted frequently? Does it happen in many of your meetings? Being interrupted is not fun, and it can make you feel insignificant and like your words have no meaning. But this doesn’t have to be. You can learn the techniques to keep from being interrupted. If you’re only being interrupted once in …

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How to Be More Concise When Speaking-5 Actionable Steps

Have you ever listened to someone speak and have no clue what they’re trying to say? Worse, have you ever tried to tell your colleague an idea or your friend a funny thing that happened to you and see their eyes glaze over?  Or you’re at a meeting and you have a brilliant idea, you …

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How to Rock Your Virtual Meetings-15 Tips to Being the Superstar

Let me ask you this: How many times has someone been speaking in a meeting, especially a virtual one, and you just tuned out? Probably more often than not. Your whole being doesn’t want to be there in the first place, but yes, you are trying to listen and understand. But for some reason, after …

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