Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our accent. Not only do people make assumptions about English-speaking foreigners and second-language speakers, but they may also base their beliefs on nothing more than a regional accent—Southern accent, …

Accent Reduction: Good or Bad Idea? Read more »

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A trait of highly effective speakers is their use of hand gestures. Research shows that people who use their hands when speaking connect more closely with their listeners. They come across as more invested, energetic, and likable.  For the speaker, …

Top 5 Tips for Using Hand Gestures in the Virtual World. Read more »

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All speaking, whether it is to one person or a hundred, is public speaking. Every video-meeting is an opportunity to practice public speaking skills. However, screen-fatigue can cause participants to zone out, resulting in weak or off-message responses from the …

Becoming a Better Listener Will Make You a Better Speaker. Read more »

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