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Don't Let Your Accent Hold Your Career Back: An Interview with Diane Winkelman

02/27/17 / by Louise Harris posted in communication, career

Often professionals want to eliminate their accents, but a speech and language pathologist recommends embracing an accent instead.

Diane Winkleman served as a Speech and Language Pathologist before she retired. As a Speech and Language Pathologist, she decided to take her speech training to a new direction and took extra training in accents. Now, she coaches employees on speaking clearly to colleagues despite having a strong accent.

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Don't Make This One Mistake for your Next Presentation: An Interview with Arjun Buxi

12/6/16 / by Louise Harris posted in public speaking, presentation skills, communication, career

No matter if giving a five-minute presentation to their department heads or a 30-minute speech in front of an audience of 200, people often make the No. 1 biggest mistake. They believe they don't need to prepare for the talk, says Arjun Buxi, an expert in leadership training and public speaking communication techniques.

Buxi teaches Communication at San Jose State University and has taken that knowledge to corporate America where he works as an Executive Coach. He provides leadership training, communication skills and entrepreneurial advice. He owns a company called Culture of Speak.

“When people are asked to speak, they often say 'I will wing it because I know this stuff.' This is the wrong approach,” Buxi said during our interview. “This mistake leads to them rambling on the podium, using a lot of filler words, and getting no impact from their talk. The audience doesn't listen or care.”

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3 Tips to Become More Persuasive: An Interview with Juliet Erickson

12/6/16 / by Theresa DeMario posted in communication, career

Juliet Erickson has coached people in the art of persuasion all over the world. She has worked with nonprofit organizations, CEO’s of large corporations, celebrities, and government entities. She even taught Communication and Negotiation at Stanford University. Erickson said she enjoys working with Savvy because she can work with people who may not otherwise be able to afford or even find her services, wherever they may be.

Persuasion is one of those topics that is often misunderstood. It is not the same thing as manipulation. Erickson describes persuasion as “being relevant enough to help people to change the way they think or act.”

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