Giving Power to the Female Voice

This is iSpeak Clearly’s third article in a four-part series on the power of voice and vocal health. In the last article, I wrote about how impressions, both positive and negative, are formed from the quality of the speaker’s voice. In this article, I’ll discuss giving power to the female voice specifically. During a recent dinner […]

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The Law of Attraction

Have you ever strolled through the exhibit hall at a convention, trade show, or business expo? So many booths, so little time. How do you decide where to stop? It may be an interesting sign, a product display—or perhaps, the exhibitor. Yes, the exhibitor, specifically one who looks interested in speaking to you. How can […]

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We get good at what we practice

Last summer, I shared with you my desire to improve my golf game. (Read the post here.) I made a commitment to devote time, energy, and resources toward improving my skills by enrolling in golf lessons. One year later, it is time to assess my progress. My game has improved, but I have not yet achieved […]

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‘Toss the football’ around the Thanksgiving dinner table: Conversation Do’s and Don’ts

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! They’re a time for family, friends, food, football—and perhaps frustration? As much as you love your family and friends, dinner table conversation can be a frustrating experience: An aunt who starts talking and never stops. The brother-in-law who interrupts. The sister who makes every conversation about herself! […]

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For non-native English speakers, idioms are “a tough nut to crack!”

There are over 25,000 idioms in American English. You might think I’m pulling your leg[kidding], but it’s true. No wonder English is so difficult for non-native speakers to understand. But let’s cut to the chase [get to the point]. What are idioms? Idioms are phrases or expressions that have meanings other than the literal definitions of their component […]

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Using non-verbals to communicate across barriers

Traveling is my passion. Every time I plan a vacation, I look to go somewhere new, to see something different. Over the holiday break, I had the good fortune to travel to China, and it was amazing! I climbed the Great Wall on New Year’s Day, and according to Chinese culture, I am now a […]

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