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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…

Land Your Best Job By Practicing Interview Skills

Everyone knows that good jobs are hard to come by. It's even more difficult if you're trying to land a well-paying job that is in high demand. Well, thanks to interview and job hunting experts at Monster.com who developed a top 10 list of interview skills. The key interview skills to master are: Practice good nonverbal communicationDress for the job or companyListenDon't talk too muchDon't be too familiarUse appropriate languageDon't be cockyTake care to answer…

Looking for a Personal Speech Coach? We Have a Better Solution.

Have you ever been told by your parents, a teacher or even a boss that you need to speak more professionally, stop mumbling or you are talking too fast?  These are common speech issues that are encountered every day.  Like many other people, the founders of SpeakPulse had speech distractors that recruiters often reminded them about as they were interviewing for their first jobs after college.  They were constantly told to control their use of…

Three quick and easy ways to improve your speech delivery

Speaking professionally and sounding articulate go hand-in-hand but they’re skills that don’t come naturally to most people. It takes practice to understand areas for improvement and identify weak points in your speech delivery. However, once you hone your speaking skills, they will serve as a great advantage to you in the real world. Here are three quick and easy ways to improve your speech delivery: Identify and diagnose any problems with your speech deliveryUse SpeakPulse…

The three parts to communicating effectively in business settings

Business settings can entail many things. They can be internal meetings, client presentations, trade conferences or networking events. Regardless, there are three key parts to communicating effectively in any business environment. Being proficient in these three areas will help showcase your professionalism and make you more successful. 1) Speech delivery – often times it’s not about what you say but how you say it. People will evaluate you based on your delivery more than the…

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…

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…