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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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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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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Express Gratitude This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of gratitude, a quality we often neglect to express throughout the year. But expressing thankfulness is a gift we can give others and ourselves during the holidays and every day. The ability to express gratitude is a social skill that demonstrates leadership. Leaders who utilize gratitude are better able […]

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Get the tools you need and have a barbeque. Everyone’s invited!

Last month’s discussion about everyday leadership—the behind-the-scenes leadership that is threaded throughout our lives—continues. Now let’s take a look at social skills, another component of a successful leader’s exceptional communication. What are social skills? Social skills are the way we use verbal and non-verbal language to interact with others in a meaningful way based on […]

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What communication skills do great leaders have in common?

I’ve been thinking a lot about “everyday leadership” lately—the behind-the-scenes leadership that is threaded throughout our lives: The committee member who keeps the group on task A colleague mentoring the new employee A neighbour organizing social events A supportive friend The parent who encourages a child to reach her dreams A great leader isn’t necessarily […]

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