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Pronouncing Common Greetings

There are some very common phrases that we use all the time, but how do you know that you are saying them correctly? Here are some tips on some common greetings that we use everyday. The first one is ‘thank you’. Now, the difficulty here is the sound, ‘th’. It can’t be replaced with a […]

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How to Pronounce ‘t’ in the Middle of a Word

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How To Pronounce the Most Common Numbers in English

This tip is about how to pronounce the most common numbers in English. Why is this important? Because very often, you’re asked to give your phone number, or your address, or a password, or anything that requires numbers. If you make one pronunciation error, the person listening either won’t understand or will write down the […]

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Be Heard Through The Glass Ceiling – Cluttering

Do people have difficulty understanding you when you speak? This issue may arise due to a little known problem — “Cluttering”. Cluttering refers to a syndrome which includes habits such as speaking very quickly and dropping sounds and syllables, and lack of pausing between words and sentences. Here’s the solution — 1 First is to […]

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Be Heard Through The Glass Ceiling – Voice Projection

Have you ever been asked to speak more loudly when you are giving your opinion at a meeting, or giving a presentation? You may think that you are projecting your voice, — when in fact you’re not. If your voice does not project and people have trouble hearing you, you may not be aware of […]

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Be Heard Through The Glass Ceiling – High Pitch

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Are You Being Heard —–(Through The Glass Ceiling ) ?

Do you know for sure that your message comes across the way you WANT it to — when you make a speech or do a presentation? If you answered “ I’m not sure”, it may have a lot to do with the way you’re using your voice and your tone. For example, when you’re nervous, […]

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Be Heard Through The Glass Ceiling – Apologizing

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Did You Lose Out On a Promotion?

Did you lose out on a promotion because of poor “communication skills?” Many of my clients tell me that this is the case, but they don’t always know what their boss meant by “communication skills.” This, of course, could mean many things, but very, often it means that when you speak, your listeners don’t understand, […]

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How To Get Your Audience Wanting More

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THE, THIS, THESE, THOSE, THEM AND WITH

The words above, the, these, this, them, those and with come up constantly in English. We use them over and over, hundreds of times a day. By just learning to pronounce “th” correctly, you are going to improve the sound of your English greatly. However, if you do not pronounce “th” correctly, you risk sounding much […]

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More Speaking Techniques From Obama

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“THE” AND “A” IN ENGLISH

Why do we need these words, anyway? Many excellent foreign speakers of English still forget to use the words ‘a’ and ‘the’.  Why?  Because they aren’t in your language.  But, they are in English, like it or not, and you do sound much more articulate and with fewer grammar errors by using them. Here’s an […]

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Networking Fears

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