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3 Public Speaking Tips From James Bond

Over the past month, the Bond franchise has come roaring back with the International hit Skyfall. Of course, considering the character, the movie is full of incredible stunts, gorgeous locales, and even some high tech gadgetry. However, unlike Bond films of the past, which pit Bond against a maniacal villain bent on world domination or […]


Poetry Power in Executive Presence

Is there anyone who distills ideas into concentrated communication better than poets? And by poets, I mean everyone from Robert Frost to Dr. Seuss, pop singers to rap artists. That’s why a recent article in The Atlantic magazine caught my attention. Dorothea Lasky, an educator and poet, penned the article What Poetry Teaches Us About […]


Survival Tips For A Last Minute Speech

Updated: March 11th, 2019 It happens… we hear it from a number of our clients.  You walk into a meeting (business, service club, community), and one of the organizers asks, “I know this is short notice, but could you say a few words about the project or the plan or the new product? Even someone […]


Improve Your Communication Skills With Power Listening

Remember this feeling? You’re at a conference or a networking event, having a conversation with a colleague. Suddenly you notice his eyes have wandered away from your face, over your shoulder, to scan the room for other contacts. Or try this scenario. You’re sitting across the desk from your supervisor to discuss a project. Every […]


3 Ways To Always Sound Original (Even If Your Presentation Isn’t)

Some public speaking topics are easier than others.  If you’re talking about a breakthrough in modern medicine the new idea can carry the presentation.  However, if you’re trying to convince a room full of potential clients to purchase your product, chances are you aren’t the first person to tell them about a very similar product.  […]


3 Ways To Avoid The Communication Panic Switch

My best friend got her dream job in July. It was a perfect fit to her expertise, yet still stretched her beyond her current comfort zone. She would have the opportunity to make a difference in an organization that was growing by leaps and bounds – a big difference from her previous job that caused […]


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 […]


3 Public Speaking Skills From Fantasy Football

As the NFL® prepares for week 4, I’ve noticed many of my friends rushing to their computers and smart phones at seemingly random intervals.  Why? They are updating their fantasy football rosters. The level of obsession demonstrated by some fantasy football leaguers is astounding.  On an hourly basis they check for injuries, look at the […]


Communication Skills to Create the Happiest Job in America

Ever dream about your perfect job? It’s a topic that comes up with VoicePRO clients regularly.  What’s your perfect job look like? What do you do all day? How much do you make? Who’s sitting at the next desk? Well, the good folks at a company called CareerBliss, an online career community, have done some light […]


3 Public Speaking Survival Skills

A couple of weeks ago I participated in an urban obstacle course through downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  Run by the WooHoo Foundation, a group dedicated to helping the local breast cancer community, the course runs a little over nine miles and features eight obstacles including a run through Progressive Field (home of the Indians), and section […]





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