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Tone of Voice

Drive People Crazy: Create An Unforgettable Personal Brand For Your Start-Up or Career Part 1

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Alona Elkayam

If Momma were the decision maker, I might have gotten that job offer I lost a few years ago because they thought I wasn't someone who rolled up their sleeves. Didn't they hear me say I started my own award-winning, multi-million dollar agency in the most cut-throat city in the world?

10 Tips for Healthy Arguments

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

So many quarrels are out of control quickly escalating to make things worse. Whatever the subject matter is, it's soon forgotten and all kinds of stuff are dredged up to squabble over. But people need to speak about what upsets them so they can find solutions. How do they do it in a way that brings resolution in a healthy way?

Don't Talk Judgmental

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children and teens need respect. We hardly know we do it, but as parents we often sound like we are always judging them, accusing them, criticizing th...

Are You Making Requests or Demands in Your Relationship?

GalTime | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women

You know what it's like to have something demanded of you, right? If anything, it puts you on the defensive and makes you not want to do something. So imagine how your partner feels when you tell them to clean the house or take the dog for a walk. Who wants to do something nice for someone when they are forced to do it?

Why Do I Slip Into Girly Voice?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

My tone went beseeching. It was wringing its delicate hands. It was wearing a little pink dress. What is this voice girls and women slip into so naturally, and then out of again, on a daily basis?

Drop Tart Tone

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

People are more sensitive to tone than to the explicit content of spoken or written language. To paraphrase the poet Maya Angelou, people will forget what you said, but they'll remember how you made them feel.