What is vocal charisma and how can we achieve it?

In today's job market, “Communication Skills” have transcended the ‘soft skills’ category and gone right to number one on every hiring managers list when it comes to securing new talent. For those of...

Written by Emma Serlin

workplace communication

Brevity: Three tips on speaking less while saying more

We’ve all been that person in a scenario where we wanted to communicate something, but we realise with a sinking heart, we’ve fluffed it. The urge was there, to speak above the parapet, to have our...

Written by Emma Serlin

workplace communication

Is the way you speak keeping you from getting a job?

Getting the right job for you is a delicate mission, and one that can feel fraught with challenges. The job you dream of is where you can do what you are good at, what you enjoy on a daily basis,...

Written by Emma Serlin

workplace communication

5 tips for overcoming presentation nerves

Your stomach is queasy, your palms are sweaty, and your mind has gone blank about your opening lines. It's the bog standard, presentation heebie jeebies kicking in. If this sounds familiar, how about...

Written by Emma Serlin

Social & Cultural

Why honest and open communication is key to getting respect at work

We hear it all the time. Honesty and openness is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Why then do we approach our working relationships with any less transparency than we do in our personal...

Written by Emma Serlin

Social & Cultural

How to deliver the perfect wedding speech

The special day has arrived. As you stand up to deliver your speech you gently tap the side of your glass invitingly. Heads dressed in white from the neck downwards turn in your direction like a...

Written by Emma Serlin

Social & Cultural

How to speak eloquently

Have you ever listened to a brilliant speaker and felt captivated by the music of their speech, the poetry of their words and the resonance of their voice?Then they probably have that magical...

Written by Emma Serlin

Social & Cultural

Why do we struggle with communications at work?

The workplace is fraught with different pressures. “Am I good enough?” “Have I achieved my KPI’s?” “Do I deserve this job?” “Am I justified in asking for that pay rise?” “What does my boss think of...

Written by Emma Serlin

Social & Cultural

How to Communicate With Your Team to Earn Their Respect

Respect, it is said, is earned and not given. For many of us, being respected as a leader or colleague is hard-won and, in the early stages of a professional relationship, it can seem like a bit of...

Written by Emma Serlin

“Oar vs Or!” 5 tips to deal with crazy English spelling

The English language is a peculiar beast. In what other language would you pronounce 'law', 'caught', 'sure', and 'poor' with the same vowel sound? Or pronounce all these words with different...

Written by Emma Serlin

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