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Is Upspeak Damaging Your Credibility?

During the 1980s the “Valley Girl” accent started to gain widespread attention. The hallmark of this type of speech was the constant rising intonation at the end of sentences, making statements sound like questions. This pattern, called high-rising intonation or, more commonly, upspeak has become increasingly common, extending far beyond your typical “Valley Girl.” While […]

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Ace the Interview

Ace the Interview: Speaking for Success

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed a variety of strategies for landing and acing an interview. Crafting the perfect resume and cover letter and preparing for the interview are all critical to success. But if your interviewer can’t understand your speech, all that preparation may be for nothing! Today we’ll discuss tips for effective, […]

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Voicemail

Get Results with the Perfect Voicemail

Have you ever called a colleague or client and left a voicemail only to wait and wait and never get a response? If you find this happens to you regularly, you may unknowingly be a “bad voicemailer”! Voicemails have become a standard part of business communication. Many people are too busy during the work day […]

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