How to go from ignored to adored at work

Visit any organisation and you’ll find a mix of different kinds of people: a plethora of personalities. It’s what makes for great ideas, creativity and ultimately, success. But it’s also what can...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 22, 2019

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Why is English pronunciation so difficult for Spanish speakers?

If your mother tongue is Spanish, you may find learning and pronouncing some English words and phrases very challenging. Since many of our Accent Softening clients are Spanish speakers, we thought it...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: August 13, 2019

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How effective communication can unlock your team's potential

If you have been around the block a few times in business, you will know that effective teams don’t happen by accident. What if the key is communication?

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 31, 2019

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Presentation skills: the dos and don’ts of the dreaded Q&A

You’ve finished your presentation and the audience is applauding loudly. You feel a swell of adrenalin and know you’ve done a great job – all that practise was worth it. But now it’s time for the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: June 19, 2019

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Valentines advice: From the bedroom to the boardroom...

Ever wondered what makes your colleagues tick? What turns them on in the office? Or do you save all your best lines for that special someone back at home?

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 13, 2019

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This Christmas cracker joke sums up how accents can be a challenge!

Three guysare out walking. The first one says, “Windy, isn’t it?” The second one answers, “No, it’s Thursday!” To which the third replies, “So am I. Let’s go get a beer.”

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: December 15, 2018

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Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Tribe

The BBC has just released their findings from the world's largest loneliness study. 55,000 people took part in the BBC's Loneliness Experiment in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection. The...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 23, 2018

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What leaders can learn from Donald Trump's communication skills: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

Like it or lump it Donald Trump can teach us a thing or two about leadership. A businessman from New Jersey, Trump has elevated himself to the highest political office in his country. Divisive as he...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 25, 2018

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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

Published: September 19, 2018

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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

Published: September 14, 2018

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