There are many tried and tested ways to calm nerves and project confidence when speaking. However, if you want three quick techniques to convey confidence while you practice long-term nerve-calming, these will always work: Smile. Confident people always start with …

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One-way video job interviews (aka asynchronous interviews) are ideal for employers to screen suitable candidates. The candidate answers pre-set questions which are filmed and watched by the recruiter at another time. The preparation for this style of interview should be …

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Communicating while wearing a mask is part of our everyday life. Whether business or social, we speak to communicate, but masks can impede our speech. Masks: muffle the sound of our voices  may lead us to mumble due to closeness of …

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Communicating in a business setting requires balancing tone with strong, effective messaging. Whether it is an email, presentation, or speech, we need to remain mindful of our tone without diluting the strength of our words. There are many words and …

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Many speakers erect a façade when delivering their message. They hide behind a persona to protect their feelings. They tell themselves that any negative reactions are in response to the adopted person and not aimed at them personally.  However, this …

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Professional speakers and experienced presenters have a trick to burn off any nervous energy they may experience before their moment in the spotlight; they work it off physically. They go through a routine of small movements to shake off the …

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Conveying confidence is a skill some are born with, but many have to learn.   Top Tips for using body language to project confidence. Take up space. Confident people fill the space around them. They sit and stand tall and straight. …

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Our conversational rate of speech differs from person to person. However, in professional and business settings, we should focus on speaking more slowly. A rapid pace can lead to listeners’ mishearing, which weakens the professional message—something to be avoided in …

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We all interrupt others, and others interrupt us; it is human nature. However, if it keeps happening in a business setting (either in person or virtual), you need to deal with it. The most important element is not to become …

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