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5 Proven Soft Skills your Career Counts On

5 Proven Soft Skills your Career Counts On

Smart career-minded people place value on developing the soft skills that push their professional success forward, but of all the soft skills, which is the most valued now by employers? In today's episode of The Little Shot™, I want to share these top 5 soft skills...

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Filler Sounds: Is “Ah” better than “Um”?

Filler Sounds: Is “Ah” better than “Um”?

Do you use "um" or "ah" a lot as your filler sounds of preference? I meet a lot of people who have a massive aversion to filler sounds. Each time they tell me how traumatised they are to hear them come out, I beg a reality check.  We don't use teleprompt in the...

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Why Your Voice Pitch Can Determine Your Negotiation Skills

Why Your Voice Pitch Can Determine Your Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is critical because, at the end of it, one of you will win more concessions.  Competitive negotiation is not dependent on chance.  Making a reasonable deal requires good logic, empathy and dominance. But did you know that your speaking voice pitch can...

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Let’s Talk About Humour at Work

Let’s Talk About Humour at Work

In today’s episode of the Little Shot we’re talking about humour at work and I’m not being funny if I say, watch out with how you use it! Poorly applied humour at work can get you in a whole lot of trouble.  If you’re sitting back at work avoiding jokes, I can see why...

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Courageous Communication

Courageous Communication

  Courage is what brought me here and what will keep me going.  You can never predict the types of challenging conversations or decisions you'll need to make, especially since the communication process can not be completely controlled by you. A measure of courage...

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Did you ever do a Speaking Challenge?

Did you ever do a Speaking Challenge?

At my local pilates studio, in better times, they would run regular challenges. Summer challenge, Fit February... I love this idea of bodily fitness. I think we're all across that. But there's a different kind of challenge that I think you need to add to your life if...

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What Is The Little Shot™?

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Weekly expressive fuel to give your communication competitive advantage. The Little Shot™ episodes are so powerful they could even substitute for your morning coffee shot. And remember, lots of Little Shots, make A Big Shot! If you want to be a big shot communicator, these episodes will assist you in getting there.

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Video Tips

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Accent & Pronunciation Tips

Tune in to a Melbourne Accent: Video Vlog

Tune in to a Melbourne Accent: Video Vlog

Have you ever wondered if there is a distinct Melbourne Accent?   If so, what does it sound like?   In my view, if you live in Melbourne, I’d say the Melbourne accent sounds like you.    I really mean that.   Every day at Voice Science, I work with...

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How Aussies say Um

How Aussies say Um

If you're feeling frustrated about your English speaking ability, especially if English is your second language, it can be easy to focus only on the sounds and words you use. But so much is going on in spaces between words, phrases and sentences. And I need you to...

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How to Make your Pronunciation Goals Stick

How to Make your Pronunciation Goals Stick

When it comes to integrating your English pronunciation goals into your every day speaking, there's a lot to do! In this vlog I'm sharing a few simple strategies to elevate your English speaking goals.   If your goals are big, you'll do big things. Remember, big...

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How to Goal Set So You Can Use Your Gifts and Abilities

How to Goal Set So You Can Use Your Gifts and Abilities

I’m delighted to welcome, Megan Jaworski who is a Life Coach, teacher and philanthropist to our second video podcast episode! I want to take a little moment to introduce her! Megan Jaworski is a mother of two pre-school boys, a lover of ethical chocolate, and founder...

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Tips to Learn Cultivated Australian Accent

Tips to Learn Cultivated Australian Accent

If you want to learn cultivated Australian English, I've got 3 words for you. Start learning phonetics! Getting a local accent as an adult will not be easy. Adult learners are unable to mimic sounds of their second language effectively, so the odds are not really in...

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English Pronunciation Practice Strategies

English Pronunciation Practice Strategies

I can't remember the time before I started practising. I've been practising daily since age 10. Anything before that feels quite blurry. It all began with my soul's alignment to music. Music lessons began when I was young. I was very obedient so practised without...

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Communication & Voice Tips

How to Goal Set So You Can Use Your Gifts and Abilities

How to Goal Set So You Can Use Your Gifts and Abilities

I’m delighted to welcome, Megan Jaworski who is a Life Coach, teacher and philanthropist to our second video podcast episode! I want to take a little moment to introduce her! Megan Jaworski is a mother of two pre-school boys, a lover of ethical chocolate, and founder...

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How to Speak Confidently in Public and at Work

How to Speak Confidently in Public and at Work

Last week I was super fortunate to have a great chat with Alex Antolino. Alex is the Creative Director Typeform, one of my favourite interfaces that we've used at Voice Science™ since 2018 . Alex also a filmmaker, graphic designer and late-night D.J and as you’ll see...

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The Cure to your Word Finding Difficulty

The Cure to your Word Finding Difficulty

“It’s right on the tip of my tongue! What’s that word?” Aaagghh, don’t you hate it when this happens? It’s always at the most inappropriate time and can leave you up at night thinking to yourself at 2am “How did that happen!?” Facepalm moment, am I right? But hey,...

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How To Express Yourself in English

How To Express Yourself in English

Today we are talking about expressing ourselves in English and using emotional words in English.  Now, if English is your second language you will find this tutorial really helpful.  And if English is your first language, don’t run away. I am sure you will also pick...

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4 Clever Tips For Bilingualism and Stuttering

4 Clever Tips For Bilingualism and Stuttering

There is a lot to think about when it comes to bilingualism and stuttering. If you are learning or speaking a second language and you also stutter it is normal to feel like your fluency is really affected. When you speak a new language you will find yourself: word...

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