ARCHIVE: June2019

Binary Interjections’ and How to Avoid Using Them

Binary Interjections’ and How to Avoid Using Them

Definition Binary interjections (also known as fillers, interrupters, or hesitation devices) include “um”, “ah”, “uh”, “er”, “oh”, “like” (used as a filler), “hmm”, or any word or phrase that fills time in a sentence but provide no tangible value or meaning.  They evoke hesitation and uncertainty about what to say, a lack of confidence, poor preparation, and signal that the speaker may be in trouble. They serve as a placeholder to let the audience know…

Help your students and clients speak professionally and confidently

Help your students and clients speak professionally and confidently

As an instructor, professor or coach, you have a vested interest in the success of your students or clients.  Part of that success comes from core skills. Across many disciplines, whether it be business or health sciences, one consistent requirement is having strong presentation skills.  What are you doing to help your students and clients speak more effectively? How are you helping them improve their verbal communication skills? What process do you have in place…

Strategies for Acing your Job Interview

Strategies for Acing your Job Interview

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, making it the lowest in 50 years.  It may appear to be a job seeker’s market, but this does not necessarily mean it is much easier to land your dream job.  Today’s employers are looking to hire highly qualified candidates with good verbal communication skills who can make a long-term impact on their business.  Consequently, it is more important than ever…