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How to Develop Strong Executive Presence in a Large Organization

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It’s an ambitious professional’s career tug-of-war — how do you develop a strong, engaging and authentic executive presence throughout your career in a large organization so you can stand out and grow within that company? It can seem an impossible task. Luckily, good executive presence is not innate. You’re not born with it or kicked […]


Respect: A Communication Skill That Brings The World Together

Updated September 19th, 2018 Respect & Communication Have you really thought about what it means to be respectful? If saying “please” and “thank you” comes easily to you, you may have thought your efforts of respect are right where they should be. However, it is important to expand your appreciation for what it really means […]


Do Words Really Matter in Effective Communication?

In the communication development field, these statistics are often quoted: 93% of communication is non-verbal. 55% of impact comes from body language and 38% is tone of voice.  Your words make up only 7% of the impact. We hear those stats at VoicePro.  We’ve even repeated it on occasion.  But the fact is, it’s not […]


How To Speak Like An Arrogant Snob

Updated September 19th, 2018 In your lifetime, you’ll run into a lot of snobbish people. Most of the time you’ll experience something subtle, like a judgmental look when you wear the wrong outfit or eat junk food, or a scoff when you tell a friend your favorite song is, “Eye of the Tiger.” Regardless of […]


3 Company Saving Takeaways From “Why I’m Leaving Goldman Sachs”

After being the source of public discontent for almost four years, Goldman Sachs’ reputation took another hit in the form of an op-ed piece from former employee Greg Smith, entitled, “Why I’m Leaving Goldman Sachs”. An Internet sensation, the article’s debut in the New York Times, has sent Goldman Sachs’ public image into free fall. […]


The Fire of Anger: Communication Skills to Douse the Flames

At VoicePRO® we hear a lot of stories about relationships gone awry – an occupational hazard, I guess. But this one may top them all. One person’s short temper (and a big ego) went a long way toward destroying a company’s reputation. You can read the full, messy story online, but here are the basics. A customer […]


5 Reasons Stories Are Better For Public Speaking

A common public speaking tip is to use humorous stories.  Likewise, many of VoicePro®’s articles have stated that using funny personal stories far outweighs using jokes. Of course the question remains: Why not jokes!? To give insight into the benefit of storytelling, we offer you five reasons that stories are better than jokes when you give […]


9 Communication Skills Tips to Enter into Dialogue Instead of Debate

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In the United States, it’s often assumed that debate is the best way to settle disputes. In a debate, the objective is to win. Courtroom lawyers argue for opposing sides, and at the end of the trial one wins and one loses. In Congress, nonstop debates all too often end in stalemate. Political candidates search […]


8 Facilitative Leadership Skills to Bring Out the Best Ideas

Updated: September 19th, 2018 A business colleague of mine used to have a saying:  “In a perfect world, I get to make all the decisions. In the next-best world, SOMEBODY makes all the decisions.” While I appreciate the desire for clarity in marching orders, my years of VoicePRO® experience teaching leadership skills to organizations confirms it’s […]





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