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 – 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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]