Learn about iSpeak Clearly’s public speaking programs

My friend is an amazing tennis player, with a dynamite serve that comes naturally.  Recently, that serve became more of a “pop” than an “explosion,” and her matches suffered. She made adjustments, but her efforts were unsuccessful. It was time to bring in a professional. The tennis pro was able to identify the changes she […]

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Learn about iSpeak Clearly’s accent modification programs

Many of us start the New Year with a list of resolutions for change. As time passes, however, some items on the list fade away, unattained. Why? Our desire for change was well intended, but we lacked the information and planning necessary to succeed.   What are your plans for success? Are you interested in […]

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What do a NYC food tour and public speaking have in common?

This is iSpeak Clearly’s second article in a series on mindfulness and mindful awareness of speaking. The first article is available here.   Recently I had the good fortune to go on a food tour in NYC with a friend. We made our way from one eatery to another, savoring the unique characteristics of each […]

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Mindfulness and communication

This is iSpeak Clearly’s first article in a series on mindfulness and mindful awareness of speaking.   We speak all day, everyday. But how many of us are mindful of our communication—what we say, how we say it, and its impact on others? Principles of mindfulness can be applied to communication to help us develop […]

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Do you sound like you are in charge? The power of your voice.

Do you struggle to command authority in the corporate setting? Does your voice communicate confidence? Does it command attention and respect? The power of your voice My captivation with the series The Crown and the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry has everything royal—along with anything close to it—catching my eye.  That includes the former Prime […]

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Express Gratitude This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of gratitude, a quality we often neglect to express throughout the year. But expressing thankfulness is a gift we can give others and ourselves during the holidays and every day. The ability to express gratitude is a social skill that demonstrates leadership. Leaders who utilize gratitude are better able […]

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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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Could you repeat that?

I made the dreaded customer service call… When it comes to shopping, I am a “see it-feel it-touch it” kind of person. That makes online shopping a challenge for me. I don’t want surprises when the box arrives, so sometimes I make the dreaded call to customer service for more information. Most of the time, […]

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Get the tools you need and have a barbeque. Everyone’s invited!

Last month’s discussion about everyday leadership—the behind-the-scenes leadership that is threaded throughout our lives—continues. Now let’s take a look at social skills, another component of a successful leader’s exceptional communication. What are social skills? Social skills are the way we use verbal and non-verbal language to interact with others in a meaningful way based on […]

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