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Are you observer, yes-man, nay-sayer, or thought leader at meetings? engineers leaders meetings Jul 25, 2020

Are you the observer, the yes-man, the nay-sayer, or the thought leader at meetings?

Meetings create opportunities to influence others. to make decisions, or to solve problems? Each person in the discussion has a role to play in reaching the objectives. Forget about your title for a moment. What...

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Did you know that vowels hold the emotion of the language? clarity engineers vowels Jul 18, 2020

Did you know that vowels hold the emotion of the language? The problem is that vowels can be so tricky to master for non-native English speakers, can’t they?  Here is one simple strategy you can implement to shift your clarity.

Often times the non-native speakers aren’t giving...

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How can we express empathy? clarity engineers meaningful connections Jul 11, 2020

How can we express empathy? What are the vocal variety mechanics for this particular emotion? 

Even if we are advanced speakers of English, these complex emotions can be challenging to convey authentically.

Try saying:  I didn’t know how to handle the situation /\ without hurting...

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Three Secrets to Developing the Authoritative Communication Style of Thought-Leaders alignment clarity engineers vocal variety Jun 27, 2020

Get ready, set...Go! In a few months, we’ll all be standing at the starting line. Those that are prepared will blow past those who stood around wringing their hands, waiting for the world to fall apart. For highly-motivated engineers on the leadership track, this pause in the rat race is a...

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4 Techniques to Express How you Feel to Create Meaningful Connections engineers silvera vocal variety Jun 20, 2020

Would you like to make more meaningful connections with your team, clients, or in networking situations?

This fun activity (with 4-minute instructional video) will teach you the mechanics of creating vocal variety to master your clarity and express your message meaningfully.

There are 4...

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Two Pillars to Develop Your Leadership Communication Style engineers linked in article Jun 13, 2020

Published on April 30, 2020

As a successful engineer progressing to leadership roles, you talk less and less about tasks, and more and more about ideas and relationships. At this level, communication is about creating meaningful connections through word choices and using our voice as an...

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45 Expressions to Improve Clarity and Inclusivity business writing engineers vocabulary Feb 28, 2020

45 Expressions to Improve Clarity and Inclusivity

 For engineers and technical professionals, it’s often not the technical portion of the message that requires clarification. However, those technical details are embedded in a larger message. In this article, I aim to not only...

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