Learn about iSpeak Clearly’s public speaking programs

My friend is an amazing tennis player, with a dynamite serve that comes naturally.  Recently, that serve became more of a “pop” than an “explosion,” and her matches suffered. She made adjustments, but her efforts were unsuccessful. It was time to bring in a professional. The tennis pro was able to identify the changes she […]

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Learn about iSpeak Clearly’s accent modification programs

Many of us start the New Year with a list of resolutions for change. As time passes, however, some items on the list fade away, unattained. Why? Our desire for change was well intended, but we lacked the information and planning necessary to succeed.   What are your plans for success? Are you interested in […]

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The Power of Your Voice: Loudness

This is iSpeak Clearly’s final article in a four-part series on the power of voice and vocal health. In last month’s article, I wrote about giving power to the female voice. In this article, I’ll discuss how to make sure your voice is heard. Have you ever struggled to read the menu in a dark […]

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Giving Power to the Female Voice

This is iSpeak Clearly’s third article in a four-part series on the power of voice and vocal health. In the last article, I wrote about how impressions, both positive and negative, are formed from the quality of the speaker’s voice. In this article, I’ll discuss giving power to the female voice specifically. During a recent dinner […]

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The Power of Your Voice

This is iSpeak Clearly’s second article in a four-part series on the power of voice and vocal health. The first article, about caring for your voice to maintain vocal health, can be read here: https://ispeakclearly.com/2019/01/31/voice-first-impression/ Is there an actor who captivates you, regardless of his or her role? Or an instructor who makes even the […]

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What first impression is your voice making?

This is iSpeak Clearly’s first article in a four-part series on the power of voice and vocal health. You’ve spent hours working on your presentation, paying attention to every detail…the words, the research, the quality of the handouts, even the outfit you will wear. Your goal is to make a great first impression on your […]

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A 3-step process to change your bad habits

This is iSpeak Clearly’s fourth and final article in a series on mindfulness and mindful awareness of speaking. The first three articles can be read on the blog, beginning here: https://ispeakclearly.com/2018/06/12/mindfulness-and-communication/ How to Create New Speaking Habits In last month’s newsletter on mindful awareness and change, I discussed the general steps for making changes to […]

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Change bad habits using mindfulness skills

This is iSpeak Clearly’s third article in a series on mindfulness and mindful awareness of speaking. Find the first article here.   In my last post, I discussed how you can learn to become aware of your speaking habits and how you communicate. You must pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, so you […]

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What do a NYC food tour and public speaking have in common?

This is iSpeak Clearly’s second article in a series on mindfulness and mindful awareness of speaking. The first article is available here.   Recently I had the good fortune to go on a food tour in NYC with a friend. We made our way from one eatery to another, savoring the unique characteristics of each […]

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Mindfulness and communication

This is iSpeak Clearly’s first article in a series on mindfulness and mindful awareness of speaking.   We speak all day, everyday. But how many of us are mindful of our communication—what we say, how we say it, and its impact on others? Principles of mindfulness can be applied to communication to help us develop […]

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Do you sound like you are in charge? The power of your voice.

Do you struggle to command authority in the corporate setting? Does your voice communicate confidence? Does it command attention and respect? The power of your voice My captivation with the series The Crown and the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry has everything royal—along with anything close to it—catching my eye.  That includes the former Prime […]

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