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In the 21st century, we have so many ways to communicate. The only way to develop a sure confidence you’re using the right method is to study the mediums of communication, the purpose and the relationships.

This is the year you get up and speak!

February 5, 2018 Categorized in: Speaking

While you’re probably not planning to speak in front of an arena full of people, even a presentation during an office meeting can seem daunting. Joy Loverde shares her tips for becoming a better speaker.

6 tips for delivering criticism

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: SpeakingSupervising

When somebody messes up or doesn’t live up to expectations, feedback is important so they can improve, but the criticism must be delivered in a proper way so the receiver takes it to heart. Here are some tips for giving negative feedback.

Say what needs to be said

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSpeaking

Assertiveness doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so you might find it difficult to speak up when you feel you’ve been wronged. But with practice and a calm demeanor you can learn how.

Communicate well in a new job

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Speaking

Here’s how to start off on the right foot and communicate with your new colleagues.
In which we open to a random part of a 2,500-page old-school dictionary to discover etymological gold.

How to speak to executives

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSpeaking

Executives are people just like you, and they appreciate being spoken to as you would a colleague. It’s time to shed your nervousness and realize that’s going to be you someday!
Steel yourself—we want you to put your upcoming talk through this aggressive 12-point test. Our goal is to poke, nitpick and annoy until you have all your bases covered and can come off like an awesome leader, not a text reader.Let the tough love begin! 

Create the perfect introductory pitch

August 3, 2017 Categorized in: Speaking

You have two seconds to impress someone who can make things happen for you. Try these tips.

Ditch these overused words at work

July 6, 2017 Categorized in: Speaking

Three words to delete from your vocabulary.

Time for you to speak up in meetings

July 6, 2017 Categorized in: MeetingsSpeaking

Introverted? That’s just fine—but making your presence known in meetings is both important and totally doable.
It’s necessary to promote yourself as competent and confident in your job, but beware of turning people off with exaggerations. Here’s how to avoid sounding arrogant when you’re trying to sound confident.

Ditch the jargon at work

March 3, 2017 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Buzzwords and jargon have infiltrated nearly every aspect of business, but these words and phrases frequently complicate messages rather than simplify them.
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