Speaking

  Positive people have a way of telling even sob stories in a way that reveals a silver lining. That’s called a “positive explanatory style.” Develop it with these 4 steps…

5 voice tips

January 3, 2019 Categorized in: Speaking

The way you say something can be just as important as what you’re saying, so take note of your voice projection in daily conversation. Heather Yamada-Hosley offers these tips at Lifehacker.

You can say it better than that!

November 1, 2018 Categorized in: Speaking

There are common words and phrases that you may use to soften your tone, but some of them can actually make you sound less confident or less knowledgeable. Avoid these phrases.

How to make a cold call

October 4, 2018 Categorized in: Phone SkillsSpeaking

Anytime you’re wading into a situation where you’re trying to persuade strangers on the phone, consider these tips.

Before a speech, calm your nerves fast

September 26, 2018 Categorized in: Speaking

If you’re about to present—and you’re an anxious mess, try these unusual tips to help calm your nerves fast.

Why being interrupted is most likely your fault

September 6, 2018 Categorized in: Speaking

Most people believe they get interrupted because that is simply how the interrupting person behaves. In reality, the blame more often lies with the speaker rather than the interrupter.
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.

Words, Words, Words: October ’17

September 27, 2017 Categorized in: Speaking

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.