The march of history is slow, but truth and transparency in communication is back. The swearing in of our first woman/Black/Asian Vice President was momentous and thrilling, and 12 of the 25 cabinet or cabinet-level roles in the Biden administration … Continue Reading
Interview: The Pink Pill Star, Christelyn Karazin – Interracial Dating, Confident Speaking, Navigating Broader Social Circles, and the Value of Mingling with a Purpose
“Speaking articulately and professionally can be like learning another language.” … Continue Reading
LikeSo UPDATE: Improved Voice Recognition for Accuracy & User Experience
Hello Customers! We are happy to announce that we have updated our voice recognition technology for improved accuracy and smoother user experience! The update to LikeSo is now available in the App Store. Previous versions will not work starting on … Continue Reading
Um, “Like,” is all I Hear, You Know?
Redacted documents are on trend (#muellerreport). This year, I even got a redacted holiday card wishing me, “Merry Redactmus!” Scrubbed for secrets, a redacted document obscures the confidential information that is not for public consumption. I had a thought…What if … Continue Reading
The Media Tsunami Over the Way Women Speak: 4 Camps – Who Are You Bunking With?
Whether it be an Amy Schumer parody, an NPR thoughtful “trialogue,” a linguist, doctor, student or ex-Google executive’s take, the media tsunami over whether the way women speak affects how they are perceived continues to splash up on our shores…but … Continue Reading
Filler-itis (To the Tune of Schoolhouse Rock’s “Interjections!”)
Filler-itis (To the Tune of Schoolhouse Rock’s “Interjections!”) When Katie had her interview – um, like, so A straight-A student, honors too-oo The boss asked her questions, With all good intentions But Katie filled her answers with imperfections Totally! … Continue Reading
Like, Can I Check Your Reservation? How My Dad & an App Got Me to Stop Talking in Similes!
“Stop talking in similes!” This is a phrase (and often an exclamation!) I have come to know all too well throughout my life. It originates from none other than my own father, and one he wishes he didn’t feel compelled … Continue Reading
The Words Every College Senior Dreams of: “I GOT A JOB!” #SpeechFitness
Staying in shape is never easy. It requires dedication, motivation and a willingness to commit time. If you don’t work on your physical fitness on a weekly basis, then you lose your momentum and have to start back at … Continue Reading
Actors! Casting Director Marci Liroff (Credits: “Mean Girls,” “E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, etc.”) on Why Being Articulate, Like, Totally, Matters
Marci Liroff is a pre-eminent casting director with credits that include many of the most iconic films (and several of my all-time favorites) including E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, Mean Girls, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Pretty in Pink, Vampire … Continue Reading
Who is, Like, in Your LikeSquad?
The way we speak is contagious and a tribal form of bonding (like, ya know, totally!). We are all so busy wanting to be part of the tribe that we don’t realize how habitual verbal crutches become – how they … Continue Reading