Introducing our latest eBook - '5 Tools to Stop Your Accent from Getting in the Way'

15-Jan-2018 10:59:50 / by Emma Serlin posted in Accent softening, Launch, ebook

We are delighted to be kicking off the new year with the release of a new eBook, in which our founder Emma Serlin shares her top 5 tools for making sure your accent doesn’t get in the way of your effective communication.

 

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Make 2018 the Year You Achieve Effective Communication - A Guide to Authentic Communication from LSW Founder Emma Serlin.

09-Jan-2018 11:56:58 / by Emma Serlin posted in effective communication, LSW Founder 'insights', Tips

Every New Year, people around the world make resolutions; sweeping statements promising big changes that are, realistically, unlikely to happen and set the resolution-maker up for disappointment. So, instead of the usual grandiose commitments to quit chocolate; start working out, etc., why not take a different tack, and try making some simple changes to how you communicate? As we embark on the first few days of 2018 why not make this the year you take positive, achievable, steps towards more honest, authentic, communication?

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More than just a pair of socks! Introducing the LSW Christmas Gift Package 2017

13-Dec-2017 15:09:54 / by Emma Serlin posted in Offer, Gift, Launch

This year, we've put together a very special gift package, and in the video blog below our founder, Emma Serlin, explains what's involved...

 

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5 Tips for Speaking Clearly to Your Team - Part 2

07-Dec-2017 17:52:48 / by Emma Serlin posted in communication, confidence, effective communication, Tips, work

In the second of this two-part blog post, we continue to share top tips for those of you in leadership roles who are looking to communicate more effectively with your team. In our previous post, we looked at how clarity and confidence can have an enormous impact on how you communicate with your team. Here, we share the final three tips, which deal with how structure and preparation will ensure you get your message acrsoss. 

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5 Tips for Speaking Clearly to Your Team - Part 1.

01-Dec-2017 15:53:32 / by Emma Serlin posted in communication, confidence, effective communication, Tips, work

When you have gone high enough up the ranks to have a team of people working underneath you, you might think you should already have basic aspects of leadership, like communication, in the bag. And yet, a lack of effective communication among management is probably one of the biggest reasons for low performance, poor results, and people not getting along or enjoying their work. And, as we all know, finding a manager who is an excellent, effective communicator is rare! It is so important as a leader that the message you give is clear, both in your non-verbal messaging, positioning yourself as a leader, and also in your verbal. But regardless of how good we should be, the reality is that most people would benefit from some guidance to improve their efficiency as a leader.

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How Elocution Helps In The Workplace

30-Oct-2017 12:36:22 / by Emma Serlin posted in effective communication, elocution

We are used to the idea of measuring our efficiency in our jobs; we have KPI’s for our performance, specific metrics we need to achieve and regular reviews with our bosses and/or team. But how much thought do we put into measuring our communication? And if it isn’t up to scratch, how often do we analyse and isolate the incident so we can learn from it?

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Good Elocution Improves Authority At Work

25-Oct-2017 08:26:00 / by Emma Serlin posted in effective communication, elocution

Do you want to build respect in the workplace and improve your authority when you are speaking?  Look at both your verbal and your non-verbal communication.

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Why Mumbling Affects Communication At Work

23-Oct-2017 11:10:28 / by Emma Serlin posted in effective communication, elocution

Have you ever wondered how to stop mumbling? And do you know why you should? Mumbling gives your listeners the impression that you don't really believe in what you are saying. And therefore it's probably not worth listening to.

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5 Ways To Stop Mumbling!

20-Oct-2017 08:00:00 / by Emma Serlin posted in confidence, effective communication

Mumbling can sound a little bit like someone has a mouthful of food and eating it is far more important than communicating. It can also sound like a person doesn’t want to be heard, that they are in some way apologising for speaking. Or worse, they are ashamed of what they are saying.

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Elocution - Or How To Speak Clearly

19-Oct-2017 11:35:37 / by Emma Serlin posted in effective communication, elocution

Elocution is a rather dated notion nowadays and it's often associated with a certain way of speaking. This "received pronunciation" is a slightly posher but very neutral way of speaking; however, it's so much more than that.

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