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Are you hard to understand because of a foreign accent?

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Are you tired of repeating yourself? Do you wonder if you will be misunderstood every time you open your mouth to say something? Are your colleagues getting speaking opportunities that you are more qualified to do? Do people sometimes translate your message for you? These are the exact complaints I hear from corporate clients who…

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Those Pesky Word Fillers!

Word Fillers

Word fillers diminish your credibility! Your audience will be distracted by them (instead of listening to you!) Learn about all the different types of words fillers and a way to find out if you are using them. Doing research for this post, I discovered that different languages use different word fillers. Here is a list from…

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Is your regional accent charming or annoying?

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Do you use “yinz” “n’at” and “gumbands” frequently in your vocabulary? Do you say “Dahn tahn,” “hahse,” and “Stillers?” Do people know you are from Pittsburgh even when you are in another area of the country? Do people smirk when you tell them where you are from? You may be hurting your career if you…

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Speech Language Voice Makeovers

Need a speaker for your event?  Call us to schedule a speaker for your group.  We offer up to one hour long presentations that are a fun way to learn about speech, language and voice skills.  They are called makeovers because they will improve the way you speak so that you have more self-confidence and…

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Do you deliver with credibility and influence?

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What is your biggest fear about getting up to speak in front of a group? (It doesn’t even have to be a large group, maybe it is one or two persons with whom you feel intimidated.) Are you fearful that your voice will shake? Or that you will stumble over your words? Do you fail…

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