Upspeak

how to stop upspeak

How to Stop UpSpeak

Upspeak or uptalk (2 terms for the same thing) are getting lots of press lately. Some people are being “criticized” for using it. Some people are feeling discriminated against for being criticized for using upspeak. Either way, if you want to be perceived as a confident, believable person, you’ll want to learn how to stop upspeak. Because upspeak is when …

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Hate the Sound of Your Voice? Here’s How to Make it Gorgeous!

Do you cringe when you hear your voice on a recording? Do you avoid listening to it at all costs? What does your voice sound like? Is it squeaky and thin? Have you ever said, “I hate my voice?” The sound of your voice impacts every relationship and conversation you’ll ever have. And it’s not a permanent characteristic! The vast …

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Who Gives a F*** about an Oxford Comma?

Credit to Vampire Weekend for their song with the same line. And the same concept. It sounds like they’re saying that people who are more concerned about diction than their relationships may just be doing it wrong. People are very concerned about their speech. They want to sound precise and articulate. They want to improve their diction and elocution because …

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what crimes are getting you interrupted, micromanaged & ignored?

What Crimes are Getting You Interrupted, Micromanaged & Ignored?

Lots of clients come to me because they aren’t taken seriously at work.  They report that they’re very often interrupted in meetings. They frequently stay quiet when they have brilliant ideas to share.   Or their ideas are overlooked for someone else’s. They wanted to learn to talk so people listen. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant wrote a fantastic article …

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