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Vocal emphasis is one of the most overlooked aspects of clear communication. If you want to sharpen your persuasive communication skills, make sure you end statements with a downward vocal inflection. This makes you sound more confident and signals to the listener that you’ve made your point. If your voice trails off at the end of sentences, you may find that the other person talks over you or interrupts. And while raising your voice is fine when asking a question, it makes you sound uncertain or unsure of yourself when you’re trying to sell yourself and your ideas.
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool â¦ or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook. If you haven't kept up, you could find yourself in court....Click here to find out more.