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Winning Gestures for Public Speaking & Key Movements to Shine on Stage
Do you want to give a TEDxTalk that changes the world? Or maybe share a heartfelt speech that inspires your shareholders or employees? You could have a story that can help save lives. But how do you find that gravitas on stage? Your voice is more important than you may realize. Equally as important is our body language in public speaking.. Using certain postures and gestures for public speaking can make you more memorable to a room full of strangers.  ...
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How to Improve Your Voice for Webinars and Online Meetings
Working from home has pushed so many human interactions to the Internet. Everything from high-powered business meetings to television interviews to online classes are now often online. You may want to jump on potential speaking opportunities or host a webinar or online class to take advantage of this shift. But how can you train your voice to ensure it delivers the greatest impact?  Now more than ever it’s important to learn how to improve your voice for speaking specifically in ...
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Public Speaking: Why Your Voice Matters More than Your Words
Many public speakers spend too much time worrying about what they’ll say and not enough time on how they’ll say it. Studies have shown that your voice matters more than your words. And it’s not just in public speaking. The way you use your voice to convey meaning has implications for everyday life too. Let’s dig into why your voice is more important than your words and break down the components of your voice so you know how to make ...
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The Benefits of an Engaging Voice in Your Professional and Personal Life
Most people think a strong voice is only important for singers and public speakers. But having an engaging voice can positively impact your life — even if you never give a public address or perform a song in front of a crowd. The benefits of an effective voice extend to your professional and personal life, helping you succeed in your career as well as your close relationships. Here are seven benefits of having a strong, proud voice in your working ...
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How Vocal Training Can Help You Feel More Confident on Stage
Speaking in public is still the #1 fear in America and most other parts of the world. What are we afraid of? Well, no one wants to suffer the negative judgements of others. It’s uncomfortable to be rejected or disagreed with. But the best public speakers project confidence on stage and seem comfortable despite how many people are in the audience. Building that confidence isn’t always easy, but vocal training can help you learn how to sound and feel more ...
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Why You Sound Weak and How to Strengthen Your Voice
A commanding voice is not just for high-powered executives, politicians, or star performers. We all have moments when we need to convey a strong message, and we rely on our voice to do it. Maybe you have to get your kids in the car, negotiate a raise, or you’re just hoping for that second date. A weak voice can hold you back.  Here are a few tips for how to strengthen your voice for speaking your truth.  A commanding voice ...
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Why Do People Ignore Me? How Your Voice Can Make You Invisible
There’s no worse feeling than being in a room full of people and being ignored. Suddenly, all of the paranoid thoughts start forming in your head: Why do people ignore me all the time?  Why do friends ignore me when I need them?  Talk about self-esteem crushing. But before you shut down emotionally, there are subtle changes you can make to take you from an ignored wallflower to standing out in any meeting, dinner party, or social gathering- all with ...
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8 Tips for Adding Vocal Variety to Your Speaking Voice
Let’s face it: some voices are much more pleasant to listen to than others. But it’s not a matter of simply being born with a great voice or being born with a boring voice. Ultimately, you’re in control of how your voice sounds to others. Whether you’re preparing for a big presentation at work, getting ready for a wedding speech, or just wanting to spice up your daily conversations, vocal variety is a powerful device in your toolbox. It takes ...
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Double Your Impact with Sound and Emotion
Get New Posts via Email! Get this Episode on iTunes Summary In the past, people have only really been able to identify and separate 12 different emotions. But this year, there was a study done that decided it was time to separate the WORDS from the SOUNDS that people attach to the words. When people heard sounds alone, they were able to double the amount of specific emotions that they could identify – up to 24 different emotions! When you’re ...
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How to Keep Your Speaking Voice in Tune
Get New Posts via Email! Summary I’m going to tell you what untuned violins and communications courses have in common so you don’t waste another minute running an uphill path that’s not getting you any closer to having the impact and influence you want. Ask yourself these key questions: Am I getting the professional outcomes, growth and performance training I want from my communications and speech-writing courses and clubs? Is my voice compromising my content, competence, and core goals? Do I ...
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Should You Start a Speech with a Joke?
Get New Posts via Email! Summary Should you start your speech with a joke? My answer may surprise you. Find out, in this week's voice lesson, free for you to enjoy. Also in that episode, I'll show you how to discover what TYPE of humor is most natural to you. When you know that, you'll be able to effortlessly and authentically build camaraderie with your listeners, without ever feeling awkward or making people uncomfortable. This is a skill set you can apply, starting ...
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How to Improve Your Speaking Voice to Be Successful
Get New Posts via Email! Summary Could your voice be the reason you're not further ahead in your career by now? The fact is, most people's voices don't SOUND like the job title they have. However the most successful people I know have all managed to align who they are as a professional with how they sound when they speak. They enjoy a seamless synergy between how they want to be perceived--all their good intentions and credibility--with the way people ...
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Do Only Singers need a Voice Coach?
Get New Posts via Email! Summary Today is the perfect day to eliminate a myth for you. This particular misguided belief has been holding countless speakers back from achieving the impact and recognition that they’ve been craving... Here it is: Many people mistakenly believe that only SINGERS need a voice coach. Buying into that myth is costing them, and maybe you, a lot of time, hard work, and money. The sad truth is, too many people spend years, sometimes even ...
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Is Triple Threat Singing, Dancing & Acting Enough?
Get New Posts via Email! Summary When Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon each walked into my studio to learn their songs for "Walk the Line," they were both worried about singing. We worked together, day after day, for almost two months, and the results are history! That movie won Reese the Academy Award for Best Actress. And Joaquin took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor. Without a doubt, Reese and Joaquin are fantastic actors. The success of "Walk the ...
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What Do You Do When Your Voice Sounds Like a Kid?
Get New Posts via Email! Summary If you, or someone you know, is an adult but still has a voice that sounds like a kid, I have good news for you! It is simply a case of the wrong choice made from the wrong information to choose from. Watch this video lesson to learn what that means and what you can do to sound better, starting today! Did you like this episode? (Then hit LIKE!) [fblike] Please spread the "Love" ...
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June 28, 2022 in Speaking

Winning Gestures for Public Speaking & Key Movements to Shine on Stage

Do you want to give a TEDxTalk that changes the world? Or maybe share a heartfelt speech that inspires your shareholders or employees? You could have a story that can…
Read More
June 23, 2022 in Speaking

How to Improve Your Voice for Webinars and Online Meetings

Working from home has pushed so many human interactions to the Internet. Everything from high-powered business meetings to television interviews to online classes are now often online. You may want…
Read More
June 21, 2022 in Speaking

Public Speaking: Why Your Voice Matters More than Your Words

Many public speakers spend too much time worrying about what they’ll say and not enough time on how they’ll say it. Studies have shown that your voice matters more than…
Read More
June 16, 2022 in Speaking

The Benefits of an Engaging Voice in Your Professional and Personal Life

Most people think a strong voice is only important for singers and public speakers. But having an engaging voice can positively impact your life — even if you never give…
Read More
June 14, 2022 in Speaking

How Vocal Training Can Help You Feel More Confident on Stage

Speaking in public is still the #1 fear in America and most other parts of the world. What are we afraid of? Well, no one wants to suffer the negative…
Read More
June 9, 2022 in Speaking

Why You Sound Weak and How to Strengthen Your Voice

A commanding voice is not just for high-powered executives, politicians, or star performers. We all have moments when we need to convey a strong message, and we rely on our…
Read More
June 7, 2022 in Speaking

Why Do People Ignore Me? How Your Voice Can Make You Invisible

There’s no worse feeling than being in a room full of people and being ignored. Suddenly, all of the paranoid thoughts start forming in your head: Why do people ignore…
Read More
March 14, 2022 in Speaking

8 Tips for Adding Vocal Variety to Your Speaking Voice

Let’s face it: some voices are much more pleasant to listen to than others. But it’s not a matter of simply being born with a great voice or being born…
Read More