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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.

This Is A Custom Widget

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

Thinking & Appearance

Who would have ever thought that your predominant way of  thinking and your appearance – in particular your face – could be so related. I find this interesting since facial expressions are influenced to a large degree by cultural conditioning. For example, in Canada we smile a lot but many cultures prefer to look quite […]

Courage – written & performed by Toronto`s Abdominal & his mother.

Courage – A Wonderful Tribute between Mother & Son
I absolutely love this song about courage by Toronto musician, Andy Bernstein – who calls himself Abdominal – and his mother. It’s a must hear. Very inspiring.

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Direct vs Indirect Communication – Developing Cultural Competence

This article discusses the very important topic of direct vs indirect communication and how direct you should be in a given situation. In Canada we expect a clear message delivered in a respectful manner.  But levels of directness vary around the world and what can seem polite in one culture may be confusing and […]

Changing Corporate Culture Is Hard. Here’s How Lenovo Did It.

The following article talks about how difficult it can be to change corporate culture when it contrasts significantly with the local culture. For example, I know from my teachin, how difficult it can be for people who have been brought up to treat people in authority informally. Emotionally they feel it is rude so, […]

LINKING – Practice Linking Words with Poems & Songs

AN EXERCISE IN LINKING – Mares eat oats
This is a great poem to practice linking. The rule for linking is the final consonant sound moved forward to connect with the following vowel sound. So MAIRZY DOATS is really MARES EAT OATS. Practice with the audio below.

For some background on the poem, according to Wikipedia, […]

FUN WITH WORDS – Learning from Honest Ed

Honest Ed loved to have fun with words
Honest Ed certainly did like to make fun with words. His famous landmark store at Toronto’s Bathurst and Bloor Streets – just down the road from Voice to Word Consulting – is famous for its flashing lights and signs and has now been sold. While, many of the […]

Accent Training – What are the benefits?

The following article talks about why people take accent training and the benefits they receive from accent modification training.
Accent training: the finishing touch
By Stephanie McFeeters / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lai Xu had studied English since she was a teenager in China. She had a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. But as a medical student at […]