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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Many interviews now include one or two weird questions. EG: If you were a pizza delivery person, how would you benefit from scissors? Interviewers ask this type of question to gauge several things: see how you approach unrehearsed questions. see how you …

How to Answer Weird or Strange Interview Questions. Read more »

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To make sure your gestures match your words, think about the words you are using. Many of them will contain information or emotion that you can emphasize with a hand gesture.  To get started, think about any wording you will …

Where to Introduce Hand Gestures Into Your Speaking. Read more »

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Hand gestures, an often-overlooked part of public speaking, can be the ‘secret sauce’ that spices up your speaking. Speakers who use hand gestures are seen as more agreeable, energetic, and charismatic. Correctly used gestures will draw attention to certain points, …

Hand Gestures: Top Tips for Why and How. Read more »

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Most presenters know that it is important to vary their pace. If they speak at the same speed for an entire presentation, it can seem monotonous to listeners. But, deciding when to speed up and when to slow down can …

Power up Your Presentations by Varying the Pace at Which You Speak. Read more »

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When giving presentations, speakers assume they convey their emotions through their facial expressions. But, this is only partly true. Studies show that we use our hearing to detect mood even more than we use our sight.  In our virtual world, …

Speakers, Be Aware of Your Tone—Listeners Can Hear Your Mood. Read more »

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Many everyday speakers speak at a quick pace because they are comfortable with their listeners, for example: colleagues, casual business settings, friends in social groupings, etc. Although our new normal has moved most of our professional (and social) lives behind …

Slow Down Your Pace. Read more »

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