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    We talk, and people talk to us all the time. Whether you're in a meeting at work, listening to the radio, or watching a YouTube video, chances are, you've listened to someone give a talk today. But what makes a really great speech? If your goal is to give your best talk ever in 2020, it's time to...
    It's the last day of 2019, so it's time to look ahead to the coming year. Whether you believe in New Year's Resolutions or not, you probably have some things in mind that you'd like to achieve in the next 12 months. If your professional goals include improving your leadership and communication...
    It's the middle of December and the holidays are creeping up on us. If you're dreading the mall and stumped on what to get for the public speaker, actor, or other voice user (spoiler: that's pretty much all of us) in your life, maybe some of these gift suggestions will help. The Stocking Stuffer...
    What is the role of breathing in the art of acting? To me, a compelling performance is a union of voice, body, and imagination. My fascination is with the voice, and how it can either reveal or distort the truth of the performance. It is my belief that breath plays an essential role in...
    Accent Reduction,Canadian Accent
    When I speak to a new client about accent reduction, this is THE question that comes up the most. And it makes sense! Now that you have decided to change something about yourself, you are eager to get going, and you want to see and hear some results. Even more so if you have made an investment in...
    Authentic Voice,Expressive Voice,Voice for Actors
    I had a tough week. Faced with the insecurity of creative work, and all of the ‘making it work’ that seems to be involved I had a dark night. I was forced to ask myself (again) Why do I do this? Why do I teach voice – and in particular the speaking voice? It’s not a well- known field, there’s...
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