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The Value of Good Diction in Business Today

Have you ever noticed when watching a movie or a prime time television show that you can always understand the diction of those actors in which English is not their ‘mother tongue?’ We see and hear actors with German, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arab and African accents, to name just a few, who all speak clearly and distinctly.

In searching for a video tutorial recently, I found a young man describing exactly what I wanted to learn. The problem was that I could not understand what he was saying. After about 90 seconds of trying to decipher his English, I clicked off his channel and searched for another. Sadly, this young man lost potential business from me because of his diction. For all I know, his tutorial may have been the best on the web; however, I will never know that.

If you are running your own small business, is your diction as good as your product or your service? If not, you should consider improving it. Even if the majority of your workday is spent primarily on the computer in which you seldom speak, it is important that your communication skills are working for you and not against you. From the largest to the smallest, websites are now offering video, conference calls, and webinars and this is where you communication skills will matter. While your own website may not be at that point yet, your success could depend on it in the near future.

Because of the furious pace of business today, your message must to be heard and understood the 1st time you say it. The need to continually repeat yourself is a waste of time and money because it is unproductive.

My advice to improve your diction is as follows.

1. Get an audio book (with the printed version as well) and record yourself reading a couple of paragraphs. Listen to the playback and compare it to that of the professional reader. Be honest in your analysis. Take note of how you say your words and also your speed.

2. Speak English at home. Many whose accents are heavy are speaking in their native tongue among family and friends. To improve your diction, you must practice talking more in English so that you begin thinking in English.

3. Enroll in an accent reduction or a voice training course. In both cases, you will gain control over your diction as well as your speed by retraining your inner ear to listen more closely to your words as you enunciate them.

I love accents and am not an advocate of trying to eliminate them. My advice is not to get rid of your accent, just clean it up. Do not allow poor diction to limit the success of your business. Clear communication is vital no matter what language you speak.

Why Do Businesses Today Require a Routinely Scheduled Computer Cleaning Service?

Many businesses today require office workers attend the workplace for more prolonged hours than previously expected; a growing number of employees dedicate more time attending the office compared to what they spend at their home. Computer equipment most notably, keyboards, telephones, printers and fax machines are ubiquitous in modern offices, it is imperative that these devices are kept clean to ensure good health and well being of office staff.

Laboratory tests have found that many of these devices can potentially be contaminated with more bacteria than a toilet seat. Bacteria including MRSA, E-Coli, C-Difficile, Hepatitis A, B, C, swine and bird flu have all been detected in keyboards and mice being put to use in the offices of the largest and most reputable companies.

Routine computer cleaning is important in order to maintain optimal hygiene of PCs, telephones, keyboards and other computer devices by using sophisticated anti bacterial cleaning solutions. Anti bacterial Computer cleaning agents decontaminate the computer devices, preventing employees who use the equipment from contracting viruses, this consequently has been proven to increase productivity and lower absenteeism amongst staff.

As those of us who work in an office or computer room environment will know, due to the hectic pressures of the modern-day workplace, it has become common place for employees to eat at their desks throughout lunch hour. Regardless of the convenience this approach to eating offers employees, it inevitably causes crumbs to become buried beneath computer keyboards. This may seem relatively innocuous, yet as time passes a large quantity of food particles can accumulate.

It’s imperative for any business with multiple computers, that a routine specialist computer cleaning team is hired. These particles of waste, dust and debris are not only unhygienic for users but it can also attract pests looking for food. There is evidence that suggests after working hours, mice often find their way into offices, lured by food particles lodged in-between the keys of computer keyboards. In some cases staff have arrived at the office in the morning, to find their computer keyboards covered in mouse excrement.

Evidence has also shown that without specialist computer cleaning, dust particles and bacteria inevitably accumulate, one reason for this is due to electrical magnetic fields that are generated by computer monitors, computer base units and all other electrically charged devices. These magnetic fields cause dust particles and contaminants to be attracted to the computer equipment, drawing particles to cover equipment and penetrate into the computer hardware through small openings.

Dust particles pose a severe threat to the operation of computer hardware and can cause overheating and corrosion of sensitive computer chips and circuitry. Cleaning operatives should apply anti static computer cleaning solutions externally, effectively reducing electrical noise build up preventing dust and grime particles from causing irrevocable damages.

Ultimately a routine computer cleaning service, will ensure maintained hygiene and operation of computers and desktop equipment, therefore strengthening the proficiency and reliability of both staff and computer equipment.