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How to Improve Your Telephone Voice

Speaking on the phone can feel unusual. It can feel like you are talking to yourself, since no visible audience is present. Whether you are speaking to one person, or a ...

Majuscules and Minuscules – The Art of Using Capital Letters

Using capital letters properly is a sign of respect for your audience and subject. By not using, or misusing capital letters, your readers may think that you don’t kn...

How to Pitch a Presentation Idea

Ask yourself this question: If you could give a presentation on any topic, to any audience, what would it be?   You’ve had an idea for a presentation in mind f...

You Don’t Say (an Oldie, but Goodie)

Usually the Improving Communications emails and posts focus on what you CAN DO to improve your writing or your speaking.  But today we are going to focus on what NOT TO ...

The Best Books to Read When Preparing a Presentation

Preparing a presentation can involve a lot of solo work time. There are hours spent planning out the structure on paper, as well as moments spent practicing to an empty r...

Beyond Writing and Speaking is Body Language

Communication is not always verbal.  Although unconscious, the audience pays attention to body language. Speaker body language must tell the audience that s/h...

It’s Time to Think About Your UVP

Your U-V-What? A Unique Value Proposition (UVP) is something that any branding expert or sales coach will tell you that you need to craft to perfection. In its essence,...

How to Find Speaking Gigs

Somewhere on your to-do list, bucket list, or your list of greatest fears, there may be a line item that says, “Speak at more conferences or events.” But where to fi...