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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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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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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The Law of Attraction

Have you ever strolled through the exhibit hall at a convention, trade show, or business expo? So many booths, so little time. How do you decide where to stop? It may be an interesting sign, a product display—or perhaps, the exhibitor. Yes, the exhibitor, specifically one who looks interested in speaking to you. How can […]

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We get good at what we practice

Last summer, I shared with you my desire to improve my golf game. (Read the post here.) I made a commitment to devote time, energy, and resources toward improving my skills by enrolling in golf lessons. One year later, it is time to assess my progress. My game has improved, but I have not yet achieved […]

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Could you repeat that?

I made the dreaded customer service call… When it comes to shopping, I am a “see it-feel it-touch it” kind of person. That makes online shopping a challenge for me. I don’t want surprises when the box arrives, so sometimes I make the dreaded call to customer service for more information. Most of the time, […]

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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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