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08 Feb What is Speech Coaching all about?

Ethan F. Becker and Laurie Schloff discuss the what it is like to be a speech coach and provide guidance for those looking to join the career. [embed]http://www.speechimprovement.com/tipofweek/AboutSpeechCoaching.mp3[/embed]...

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08 Feb Talking about Politics at Work

Ethan F. Becker and Laurie Schloff discuss the issue of talking about politics at work.  What are the considerations surrounding the issue?  Why does it matter?  What should you do about it? [embed]http://www.speechimprovement.com/tipofweek/TalkingPolitics1.mp3[/embed]...

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07 Feb HOW TV CAUSES THE FEAR OF SPEAKING by Dr. Dennis Becker

Yes, you read that correctly.  Television can promote the fear of speaking.  Several years ago we did a research study to discover if TV had any role to play in the fear of speaking that adults experience.   The study was done with 100, randomly chosen adults from a variety of occupations.   Suffering from fear of speaking was not a prerequisite to participation in the study.  In fact, it was not even mentioned.  We simply included in the list of 20 questions which were asked. The interesting information we received led us to the conclusion that
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10 Nov How Can Disaster Psychology Help Business Through the Economic Crisis?

How Can Disaster Psychology Help Business Through the Economic Crisis?

Kevin J. Becker, Psy, D

Dennis Becker, Ph, D

 In recent years, the world has seen a number of significantly large scale disasters; some caused by nature and some caused by humans.  For many, the word 'disaster' evokes images of buildings in shambles, decimated communities, and families who are homeless and uncertain where their next meal will come from.  Until recently these disasters included only such events as tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks.  However in recent months an uncommon type of disaster has wreaked some if the same havoc brought about by those more familiar means.  Perhaps not surprisingly, we refer to the worldwide economic crisis.
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08 Apr THE SPEECH IMPROVEMENT COMPANY CELEBRATES ITS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Oldest Speech Coaching Company in the U.S. Reaches 50 Years in Business Brookline, MA – April 8, 2014The Speech Improvement Company (TSIC), the oldest speech coaching organization in the country, today announced it is celebrating 50 years in business. This family owned second-generation speech coaching company has trained over one million people globally, including some of the biggest names in business, politics and entertainment. Current clients include Allstate, Bain Capital, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Burlington Coat Factory, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Fidelity, IBM, IDC, Jon Platt of Warner/Chappell Music, Harvard UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oxfam America, Staples, and TJX Companies.
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10 Jul 5 Reasons to Say Goodbye to Shy

By Laurie Schloff, Senior Coaching Partner There’s nothing wrong with introspection – some of the time. Most of us fall somewhere on the shyness spectrum, ranging from folks who are quiet by choice (or because they’re afraid of expressing themselves) to people who are reflective and...

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26 Jan Was The President Presidential?

By: Monica Murphy Senior Coaching Partner As Speech Communication Coaches, we are regularly sought out for our communication critique. We focus on the delivery style and techniques by speakers. The big question asked of us yesterday was , “Was Obama Presidential in his delivery of...

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