Christelyn Karasin, The Pink Pill Founder

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

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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

Giving New Meaning to “Fillerbuster”

Ever since I had the epiphany that the use of filler words are at epidemic proportions, and that an app could help us all be better speakers, I have been frustrated by the lack of words to describe this pervasive phenomenon. … Continue Reading