The power of the human voice is what defines communication. This ‘sound’ affects us profoundly in various ways – it can inspire, motivate, discourage, or make you feel sad, disappointed, and fearful – depending on the person and the tone of their voice. Sound constantly affects your happiness and well-being and in a noisy, fast-paced… Continue reading Exploring the Importance of Sound in Communication
As the world continues to grapple with the threat of COVID-19, our social lives and daily interactions have changed as we know it. Social distancing, remote working, and quarantine have become the new buzzword, amid lockdowns and government restrictions on physical meetups. As people adjust to the new normal, there has been a seismic shift… Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Your English During Quarantine
You’ve just delivered a really solid point in your speech. You look at the audience for impact and find that they’re all staring back at you. Then it happens. You go blank. You look visibly uncomfortable. Perhaps give a nervous smile to the audience. Because the situation is that you have no idea what to… Continue reading What Should You Do When You Forget Your Speech?
Defining your career path and putting yourself on the roadmap of success is one of the most important aspects of your life. So when you find your colleagues and classmates from grad and post-grad growing leaps and bounds in their professional lives, but your own career growth remains stagnant, you wonder where you’re going wrong.… Continue reading 6 mistakes that can hold back your career
What’s the difference between a drab, monotonous lecture and a dynamic presentation that interests and awes the audience? Whether you’re delivering a speech, organising a workshop, presenting a new product idea, or hosting a virtual class, the answer remains the same – interaction. When you are speaking, the goal is to connect with your audience… Continue reading 6 Tips To Give an Impressive Presentation
“Every time you speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” ~ James Hume At a time when virtual meetings have become the new normal, it’s important to get comfortable with this mode of communication and understand what’s required to make a mark during conference calls. Speaking during conference calls is a totally different ball game than… Continue reading Top Etiquette and Tips To Help You Stand Out During Conference Calls
When you switch on your laptop, you expect it to power up and show the display screen from where you can log in through your password, pin or fingerprint (if you’re using that kind of tech). When the screen doesn’t show, you wonder what’s gone wrong. You proceed to try out various solutions – plugging… Continue reading The Art of Delivering Humour – How to Get More Laughs in Your Presentations!
Have you ever faced the following before/during a public speech? Accelerated heart rate Sweaty palms Clenched fists Nausea Shortness of breath Tingling or uneasiness If you experience one or more of the above symptoms, you are suffering from a very common problem known as speech anxiety. Most people develop speaking phobias in high school and… Continue reading 6 Tips To Help You Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety
Anyone who tells you they have attained mastery to a certain level in English is a liar. There are so many nuances and contexts related to usage of several words in the English language that even lecturers, professors and PhDs can’t claim to know it all. You can only get better in English, but never… Continue reading Frequently Misused Words in English – Even Experts Make These Mistakes!
Do people use the colon frequently? This is tough to say, as the dash has often replaced it. From casual writers to professional ones, there has been an increase in the instances of the usage of the dash. However, what many are not aware of is that the colon is a versatile workhorse, and the… Continue reading How to Use Colons Properly – A Short Guide