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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Voice to Word BLOG

Canadian accent is shifting, changing how we pronounce words

By |August 18th, 2015|

I am always correcting my daughter’s pronunciation of MILK which always sounds like MELK. It is a losing battle since I realize that language changes and clearly the Canadian accent is shifting. I just hadn’t realized that MILK is one of those words. The […]

Vocal Fry – Popular, Cool and Very Bad for your Vocal Cords

By |July 29th, 2015|

Vocal fry refers to what happens when the voice drops back into the throat so it sounds rough and deep. A very common behaviour, it is copied between peers, mostly unconsciously, a bit like using up-talk and fillers, for example, ‘like.’  The problem? It […]

What do we hear when processing ethnicity and accents?

By |June 26th, 2015|

Here’s a very sad commentary on the relationship between what we see and what we perceive. Is it possible that just by looking at someone influences what we hear? Certainly our assumptions and stereotypes affect our perceptions but this article points to how just […]

Breath and Inspiration and Public Speaking

By |April 29th, 2015|

Breath and inspiration are related. The root of the word inspire is the Latin word spirare, which means to breathe. In English, we use the word respiration in reference to breathing and expiration in reference to death. But these terms are also related to […]

Age Discrimination? Or Maybe you Need to Evaluate what you are Communicating…

By |April 28th, 2015|

While I know there is certainly age discrimination, it is easy to fall into the excuse of discrimination (about anything) rather than looking at what else could be the concern. Being (well) over 40 myself, I can relate to those who feel discriminated against […]

How Accents and Language Change

By |April 27th, 2015|

Language changes whether we like it or not. I was forced to pronounce WHEN, WHICH and WHERE with air after the W, even though nobody I knew did it. But that was considered correct when I was young. And, as we know, what is […]

Soft Skills & Cultural Conditioning Play a Key Role in Getting Work or a Promotion

By |April 14th, 2015|

Mohammad was in the running for a promotion but never got it. Why? According to his manager, Mohammad was considered rude by several of his colleagues. There were complaints about him being overly critical, raising his voice regularly and often making jokes at meetings […]