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.

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

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 […]

Ted Talk – The world’s mania to learn English

In this Ted Talk video entitled The World’s English Mania, Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English — “the world’s second language” — by the thousands.

Adapt to a New Culture – but what happens when you aren’t sure?

This article from the Harvard Business Review discusses the difficulties faced by many immigrants when adapting to a new culture.  He introduces the concept of “over-switching” – going to far from your normal behaviour when attempting to behave in a culturally-appropriate manner.

 
Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far
by Andy Molinsky, […]

How facial features drive our first impressions

First impressions are largely influenced by our faces
By Jonathan Webb, Science reporter, BBC News

Approachable? Intelligent? People’s responses to 1,000 photographs were used to build the model. Whether it’s a curled lip or a keen cheekbone, we all make quick social judgements based on strangers’ faces.
Now scientists have modelled the specific physical attributes […]

How Cross-Cultural Communication Helps Business

In this TV interview, Erin Meyer discusses how cross-cultural communication helps businesses.  Author and Professor of International Business, Ms Meyer discusses ideas from her book, The Culture Map,  a guide ” through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together.” Whether you work in a […]

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