Communication and Influence

Communication and Influence

Filler Words | Public Speaking

Filler words make you sound weak.  Common filler words and sounds include: um, uh, you know, ah, like.  When you are nervous, you may use these words often.  How do you break this habit?  How do you avoid using filler words that make you sound weak and unsure?  What is the secret to powerful public… Read more »

Know Your Audience | Public Speaking

Public speaking in English is scary and difficult.  How do you speak successfully?  One secret is to know your audience.  Too many speakers fail to understand their audience.  Because of this, they give poor speeches.  They bore their audience.  Avoid this problem. In this Effortless English Show, AJ teaches you how to research your audience. … Read more »

Fear Is Fine

Fear of speaking English.  Fear of public speaking. Fear of being different. Fear of job interviews.  Fear of leaving school.  Fear of starting your own business.   Fear of being embarrassed.  Fear of failure. So many fears.  Why are we so afraid?  How can we overcome these fears? In this Effortless English Show, AJ talks about… Read more »

Good Career Good Life

Good Career Good Life. What’s the secret?  Should you go to college?  Should you get a good safe job?  What’s the secret to job and career success?  How do you live a great life? AJ discusses your lifetime career and how to have the most success.  He also tells you the BIG lie that you… Read more »


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