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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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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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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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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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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Successful public speaking series: Dress the part, don’t be afraid to smile, and think of the audience as your friend

This post is the third in a three-part series on Successful Public Speaking. The impression you make as a speaker is based on what you say and how you say it. When clients come to me, they often know their speaking skills need improvement, but they’re not sure where to begin. I help them become aware of the […]

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What’s the big deal about vocal fry?

Vocal fry. It’s a hot topic, and not just among Speech-Language professionals. It’s become a mainstream topic of conversation and media coverage. You may be wondering what the big deal is or how it pertains to you. Keep reading to learn more. To fry or not to fry: The controversy around vocal fry Vocal fry […]

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A different kind of tee-up

Anyone who knows me well knows I love to play golf. During the summer, I take advantage of every opportunity to “tee it up.” This expression, which means, simply, “play golf,” refers to placing the ball on the tee and hitting it (hopefully straight and in the fairway!) to start each hole. Keep reading to […]

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