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“Uptalk” Invading the Workplace
Speech Pattern May Be Sabotaging the Careers of Women Nationwide
New York, NY: January 11, 2011 – Diane DiResta, top speaking strategist and founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, a communication skills consulting company, has released a video explaining an alarming trend in interpersonal communication: Uptalk. [video link] Uptalk is destroying the credibility of millions of professionals who are unknowingly falling victim to this increasingly common form of speech, in particular women. DiResta, author of Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message With Power, Punch, and Pizzazz, an Amazon.com category best-seller and text book for communications courses across the nation, says, “The ability to express oneself with conviction is what separates the good from the great – whether defending a thesis, interviewing for a job, or pitching an idea.