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Author: Katie Ackerley

27 Jul Dr. Dennis Becker on The arrest of Henry Gates

by Dr. Dennis Becker. "Isn't human communication fascinating?! This whole Gates-Cambridge Police-Crowley-Obama flap is just the latest in the ongoing saga of humans attempting to communicate with each other. By this time, we all pretty much know what happened: Gates lost his keys to his home...

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24 Jul Rewind: Professor Gates meets Sgt. Crowley

If only everyone had obeyed our SOS Stop-Observe-Strategize Principle, one esteemed Harvard professor and one well regarded police sargeant in Cambridge Massachuseetts would be sleeping better tonight. So to the both of you, think mind over mouth next time. 1. Sgt. Crowley: Couldn't you have...

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22 Jul Boston tweet-up in August

Following the great success and interest in our first Social Media seminar, I am planning to organize a tweet-up in the first half of August. Please get in touch with me by email or leave a message below, and suggest topics of discussion as well as...

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20 Jul How Obama Talks: Why Obama Needs a Teleprompter

Commentary by Laurie Schloff "When Obama's telempromter screen shattered abruptly at a White House press briefing last week, the audience held its collective breath. Obama's communication strength lies in his ability to deliver a prepared, pre-written speech, not to ad lib, "wing it" or be impromptu. Communication...

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16 Jul “If I can’t play my way, I QUIT!”

Sarah Palin's resignation speech, given a few weeks ago in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, caught the attention of many people across the country, including our TSIC Coaches. The speech was met with mixed reviews from various news sources, so we decided to give our...

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08 Jul Catching Up With the Coaches – Laurie Schloff

The Coaches at The Speech Improvement Company are constantly working with new clients and launching new projects. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="190" caption="Laurie Schloff"][/caption]This week, we sat down with Senior Coaching Partner Laurie Schloff to find out more about what she is currently working on. Laurie's main focus...

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26 Jun Global Healthcare Leader Visits TSIC program

Laurie Schloff and Nancy Goldberg, TSIC coaches greeted the Global CEO of the Healthcare Business Women's Association, Laurie Cooke, at their recent workshop held at Perkin Elmer in Waltham Ma. Ms. Cooked joined participants learning how to Speak for Success, part of an award winning Leadership...

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16 Jun Meet Emmett Patton, our new intern

Speech Improvement Inc is delighted to have Emmett Patton as our intern for the summer. Emmett studies psychology and linguistics at Boston University and is a singer in an acappella group called "The Dear Abbeys". > Emmett, why did you chose these majors? Understanding people's behaviors and the...

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15 May “Making choices with language” by Debbie London

“I’m not trying to over-simplify things,” says London, “but communication is about making choices. We make choices with the language we use whether we’re being purposeful or not and those choices have effects.” [caption id="" align="alignright" width="190" caption="Debbie London"][/caption] When asked if she could elaborate, London...

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17 Apr Sales tips from Dikram Husseindjian

Dikram Husseindjian is a former VP of Sales at Apple Inc, Canada. Dikram is now senior partner at Embrase a consulting firm in Montreal, QC. "For the past eight years he was National Sales Manager at Apple Canada, leading the sales team to top performance in...

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16 Apr Hearts, minds, wallets

During this second day of presentations, Austin Hill, suggested a way for start-up companies to think about their pitches to investors. HEARTS --> MINDS --> WALLETS The key he says, is to first appeal to the "hearts" of the potential investors through a narrative that will get...

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14 Apr J’arrive a’ Montreal

Earlier this year, I had been invited by iNovia Capital to be among three panelists to assess a series of presentations by start-up companies. iNovia Capital "has over $158M under management across two seed and early stage funds (MSBi Investment Fund, L.P. & iNovia Investment Fund...

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25 Mar A new radio show for WETIN

We are thrilled to hear that Lau Lapides and Laurie Schloff will be hosting a new radio show with Emerson's station WETIN. The show titled "Talk Shop" is a 1 hour radio show on Emerson’s new station WETIN Web radio streamed live from 7:00-8:00 PM the...

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20 Feb Using social media to find a job

A panel discussion hosted by: The Speech Improvement Company, Inc. An increasing number of anecdotes are surfacing about people landing jobs using social networks, such as twitter (See "How Twitter can help at work by the New York Times http://shiftingcareers.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/how-twitter-can-help-at-work/) What are the opportunities, threats and strategies...

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