As followers of our recent blog posts will recognize, our approach at TalkMeUp is not about hard-selling our innovative AI software. Rather, it's about believing in its ability to significantly enhance professional persuasive communication skills. We're candid in our assertion: there's nothing quite like it available, and its effectiveness only grows with consistent use. With this prelude, we're excited to share some uplifting data from the past year.

A Breakthrough Year in 2023 for TalkMeUp Users

Data from 2023 paints a promising picture for TalkMeUp users focusing on bolstering their persuasive communication skills. Significant enhancements were observed primarily in the following domains:

  • Sentiment: A remarkable 193% improvement
  • Enthusiasm: Increased by 50%
  • Pacing: Rose by 49%

Areas showing notable progress, albeit with room for further growth, include:

  • Empathy: Improved by 25%
  • Facial Expressions: Advanced by 21%

These achievements are a testament to our users' dedication to improving their communication prowess, using TalkMeUp as their chosen tool for real-time feedback and personalized growth opportunities.

Insights from the Data

Our team analyzed thousands of live and practice session recordings from 720 unique business users throughout 2023.  The analysis encompassed a broad range of persuasive communication skills, including eye contact, minimization of filler words, gestures, and logical transitions. However, the most striking improvements were noted in the five critical areas mentioned above.

While these results are not the be-all and end-all, they are significant indicators of progress, particularly given that 85% of business success hinges on effective communication.

The Spotlight on Sentiment and Beyond

Sentiment is vital for business leaders and professionals. Positive sentiment draws people in, fosters engagement, and cultivates a desirable working environment. Conversely, a lack of sentiment can lead to disengagement and negativity. The improvement in facial expressions and empathy among TalkMeUp users is also noteworthy. Often overlooked, these nonverbal cues play a crucial role in effective communication. The rise in empathetic communication, which involves understanding and connecting with diverse perspectives, is particularly relevant in today's varied workforce.

The Promise of TalkMeUp

Individual outcomes with TalkMeUp may vary, but the data highlights overwhelmingly positive trends, especially with regular practice. Our AI-driven software offers comprehensive features for instant analysis, feedback, and progress tracking. As users engage more with the tool, they often witness a transformation in their communication abilities, marked by increased positivity, better connections, and a more inclusive communication environment.

We commend those who have chosen TalkMeUp and encourage continued practice for even greater gains in 2024. For those new to TalkMeUp, we invite you to explore its benefits firsthand.

Interested in elevating your persuasive communication skills with TalkMeUp? Schedule a brief demonstration to see how our tool can assist you in this transformative journey.

About the Author
Ron Placone, Ph.D., is an Associate Teaching Professor of Business Management Communication and the Former Faculty Lead and Interim Executive Director for the Accelerate Leadership Center at the Tepper School of Business. Ron teaches a range of communication courses and leadership programs for Tepper students. Ron’s research interests include civility in discourse and fostering individual and team creativity. Previously at Carnegie Mellon, Ron was the Assistant Vice President for Learning & Development. Before joining Carnegie Mellon in 1999, Ron was Vice President and Director of Organizational Development and Communications for Mellon Network Services. Ron has been a consultant, leadership, and communication coach for numerous executives and corporate and not-for-profit organizations. He has consulted in health care, financial services, education, technology, and energy sectors. Ron has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric-English from Carnegie Mellon University.