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3 Tips to Speak Confidently in English in Virtual Meetings

Most likely, you’re a non-native English speaker looking for strategies that you can apply to communicate more effectively with confidence in a virtual business environment, is that correct? Well, I hope so, because you have come to the right place. I’m Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys, and I’d like to share three strategies with you […]

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Tackle Challenging Project Conversations with US Clients with Ease

Are you part of an IT or software development team that is struggling to have conversations with US clients about extending deadlines, adding or removing features from a project or any change in the scope of the project? Maybe, you could be dealing with scope creep? I’d imagine almost every offshore development team has encountered […]

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Podcast: Top 5 Pronunciation Tips for Virtual Meetings

Top 5 Pronunciation Tips  Andrea: [00:00:10] Hello, everybody, and welcome to the English with Andrea podcast. I’m your English teacher, Andrea Giordano from study with Andrea dot com. And today we have a very special episode of the podcast because we have a special guest on the podcast today, Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys Dot […]

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English Phrases to use in Client Demos and Meetings

Let’s think of phrases and conversational connectors you can use to make your client demos more interesting to your clients and participants (and yourself!). While it’s important to showcase your technical expertise, sticking only to the technical aspects can be dry and boring to your listeners, especially if they aren’t technical (like me!), but, even […]

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How to Walk On the Stage While Presenting

Do you want to be a participant in a training program or a presentation where the presenter stands stiff in one place all throughout? Of course not! If you said yes, I guarantee you are lying or just saying that to be nice. Or, you’ve blocked out the last boring presentation out of your mind […]

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Lecterns – Help or Hinder a Presentation?

If there is a lectern in your presentation area, how do you utilize it?   How you stand along with the lectern impacts how the audience connects with you and your message.   Take a moment to contemplate these questions: Who are some of the best public speakers you have seen? How did they use […]

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Deliver Amazing Presentations While Sitting

I stress to everyone who has to speak on the phone or online platforms for client meetings to maintain good posture, and to keep their hands away from their face.   The elements of good posture include:  Sitting up straight  Do not bend your neck  Keep both feet on the floor  Do not lean with you […]

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Problems with Speaking Too Fast or Too Slow

After getting off the phone with a Malayalam native speaker of English, my head was in a daze. Though American, I had been interacting with Indians for over 15 years, and I felt I had just gone through a tornado and I needed help. I called another Malayalee friend who grew up in Kerala and […]

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One Secret to Keeping Your Audience’s Attention in a Presentation

Crafting the perfect message is important. Practicing the delivery ahead of time is also crucial. Creating and editing any presentation materials is also important. Preparing these parts of the presentation are important. However, many trainees often forget about the last element that really makes a presentation engaging and memorable to the audience.   Movement!! Once […]

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9 Lessons on Being a Public Speaker

Book Review By Guest Blogger: Hari KT   Jennifer Kumar was kind enough to share the book Paid to Speak, Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business. I would like to share with you some of my understandings and thoughts on the same.  Preparing Before Delivery  Expect the unexpected. You should always remember this. It’s […]

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