This is a fantastic student answer to the GBC question: "Some non-native speakers tend to be silent in meetings in which foreigners are present. Do you agree? Why do you think this is?"
Find out how to hold the audience's attention and have a strong presence on stage.
In the previous post on professional speaking, we focused on managing nervousness. This post will look at how to project your voice and speak clearly.
As a theatre actor, I was so nervous at the start of nearly every show. But over time, I learnt to be confident in front of audiences. Now, let me help you with your speaking.
When we have a tight deadline, most of us can finish a lot of work quickly. But if the deadline is far away, that same work takes much longer. Why is that?
There are so many English proficiency tests that are available. Some are offered in one specific country, others are offered and used globally. The table below will help you to figure out which test best fits your needs!
Thinking of taking the IELTS? So am I. Remember to study for it—even if you're a native speaker!
Intonation is sometimes described as the music of language. Without it, our voices are flat and lifeless, but with it, even simple language can be funny, memorable or moving.
When you speak, how much does the audience remember, and which parts do they remember? The answer may help you re-think how to be an impressive communicator.
Should you use jargon with your colleagues? How about with your clients? How about in a speaking test? Here's a simple but powerful rule to guide you.