Have you noticed how many times a political candidate or commentator will say the word “look”? Why do they say that?
Well, let’s zoom the picture back a little and think about this. Linguists and psychologists have introduced us what they refer to as the ‘representational systems’. They tell us that people are prone to express their feelings, attitudes, opinions and more through the use of one of three ‘representational systems’. (more…)
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 (more…)
Dr. Ethan F. Becker Senior Speech Coach and Co-Author of the international best selling book “Mastering Communication At Work, How to Lead, Manage, and Influence” Discusses the creating of a culture of communication as the number one priority of every CEO.
When MTV was looking to help a college student strengthen his conversation skills, they called The Speech Improvement Company Inc. for help.
How Can Disaster Psychology Help Business Through the Economic Crisis?
Kevin J. Becker, Psy, 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.