There are times when it feels like no one is listening, when it feels like your voice isn’t being heard. But we all have something to offer to the world and we shouldn’t be afraid to use our voices. To give you a bit of encouraging support and to inspire you to speak up and be heard, here are 19 inspiring quotes about speaking up and being heard. Let’s let the words of those larger than life figures remind us that our voices are worth listening to and can have a positive impact on the world.Continue reading
Ever heard the terms “interpersonal” and “intrapersonal” skills but didn’t know what they meant? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the differences between interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and how these two types of communication have impacted the workplace in major ways. We’ll explore how interpersonal skills enable us to gain new perspectives, build relationships, and thrive in a team environment, and why intrapersonal skills are needed for success in the corporate world. Once you finish reading, you’ll have a better understanding of why both interpersonal and intrapersonal skills are important assets to have in your own communication toolbox! So let’s dive right in and learn more about what makes interpersonal vs intrapersonal skills unique and how they can help you in the working world.Continue reading
We all have accents, and that’s great. There’s no better way to reveal your personality and background. But sometimes, our accents can be a bit hard to understand for others—especially in a professional setting.
If you’ve ever felt like your accent isn’t allowing your words to come across crystal clear, or if you want to make a good first impression when speaking to new people, making your accent more understandable is key.
But don’t worry, there’s hope! We’ve pulled together five easy steps that guarantee to make your accent more understandable in no time. So get ready to get your accent clear, and start speaking with confidence!Continue reading
Public speaking can be a challenging prospect, yet with the right strategies and approaches it need not be. One such technique is the ladder of abstraction in public speaking – an approach that allows you to engage your audience while keeping them focused on the key points of your speech.
The ladder of abstraction helps speakers organize their ideas and structure their presentations so they are easy for listeners to understand. In this blog post, we will discuss what exactly a ladder of abstraction is, its benefits when used correctly in public speaking, how you can use it effectively during speeches or presentations, examples from real-life situations as well as some helpful tips for using this powerful tool.Continue reading
We humans are capable of great things. We are like the rough sea that can be shaped into glittering waters. We can go from being chump change to becoming a champ. All of this only if we unlock our true potential. But how to do this? One great way is surely Toastmasters Pathways, a learning experience that is engineered to help members unlock their hidden potential, develop communication and leadership skills, and increase their self-confidence. In this blog, we are going to explore how the powerful learning experience provided by Toastmasters Pathways can help you achieve greatness. Find out how you can achieve a new version of yourself with the help of this amazing program!Continue reading
If you want to be seen as a confident and charismatic individual, you must be able to start conversations and make a great first impression. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to know what to say or do when we meet somebody for the first time.
In this blog post, you’ll learn all about the art of conversation and how to make a stellar first impression. You’ll discover the power of small talk, learn how to listen attentively and understand the importance of body language. We’ll even talk about unique ice-breaking techniques and rehearsal so that you can master this skill once and for all.
Now, let’s move on to the simple yet effective tips on how to start a conversation and make a great first impression.Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, you may have struggled with self-confidence when talking to others and conveying important messages in an effective way.
One of the most important things you can do when communicating with confidence is to speak from the heart.
There’s no greater demonstration of trust and transparency than speaking from the soul and conveying your thoughts and feelings with clarity. With that in mind, here are five tips to help you communicate with confidence so you can unlock the power of your voice and make a difference in your conversations.Continue reading
It’s no secret that virtual meetings, video calls, and digital gatherings have become staples of our lives over the last year.
While video conferencing technology such as Zoom has made it easy to stay connected with colleagues, friends and family, there are certain drawbacks, such as Zoom fatigue.
This term refers to the physical and mental exhaustion caused by sitting in front of a computer and interacting with people through a screen – something that a lot of us are all too familiar with.
Unfortunately, Zoom fatigue isn’t something that can be wished away. You need to take a thoughtful, proactive approach if you want to reduce the amount of energy you expend on Zoom calls.
That’s why today, we’re presenting you with 8 easy and effective tips to help reduce Zoom fatigue and stay energized during your video calls. So without further ado, let’s dive straight in.Continue reading
As humans, we are constantly in pursuit of our best selves and achieving our maximum potential. We spend hours researching, studying and learning new things in an effort to create an ideal life for ourselves, our families and our communities.
But often, we overlook one of the most powerful yet underexplored tools at our disposal – listening. It’s not enough to just listen – effective listening requires powers of concentration, focus, empathy and connection.
When practiced, listening can help unlock a world of potential and possibilities. Today we’re exploring the key elements of effective listening and how to use them to unlock your true potential.Continue reading
Communication is key when it comes to expressing our thoughts and building relationships, but it’s not always easy to do. Feeling like you have communication weaknesses can quickly put a damper on your interactions, but you don’t have to let it stop you.
If you’re looking to overcome your communication weaknesses, we’ve got you covered with these five strategies to help you improve your communication skills.Continue reading