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Sep
26

The Foundation of Your Legacy Story

  What is your Foundation Story? When you go in for a job interview, or when you meet with a client to pitch your company or service, do you have a Foundation Story? A Foundation Story tells people who you are, where you’ve come from, and where you are going. It lets people know why […]

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Aug
30

A Hall of Fame Performance

The Hall of Fame Speech of The Year You may have heard about a rousing speech performed by Vocal Awareness student and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee LaDainian Tomlinson at the induction ceremony. The media praised it as the speech of the night, and one of the greatest Hall of Fame speeches of all time. […]

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Aug
03

A Champion Does It Differently

This August 5th in Canton, Ohio, I am privileged to see my 14th, 15th, and 16th NFL students inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame—Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, and LaDainian Tomlinson. These great champions have studied Vocal Awareness with me for many years. I am honored to say that I also co-created LaDanian and […]

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Jul
11

Breath

I have been reading a great deal lately about ‘breath’ and its applications in Yoga, for example, as it is promoted in business; mindfulness training to help relieve stress and much more. But, nowhere do I read about integrating breath as profoundly, simply, as we do in Vocal Awareness. Vocal Awareness is a technique that […]

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Mar
29

The Disappearing Voice

In my most recent book, Vocal Leadership, I quote directly from the journal of the greatest Roman orator of the last Century BC, Cicero, referencing public speaking and leadership.  He identifies voice, pitch, and body language and what he shares is as relevant today as over 2000 years ago.  I go on to discuss the […]

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Mar
15

‘IMPOSTER SYNDROME’—AND THE JOURNEY OF A HUMAN BEING

In a recent post Academy Award interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach, Oscar winner, Viola Davis said, “I still feel like I am going to wake up and everybody is going to see the hack I am.” Similarly, in 2015 the actress Emma Watson said in an interview with Vogue UK, “When I receive recognition […]

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Nov
29

What is Vocal Leadership?

Announcing the Vocal Awareness Leadership Academy “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson   In the United States, we are in the throes of one of the most heated political struggle in perhaps the last seventy-five years and we have clearly lost the ability to communicate respectfully […]

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Sep
29

When Did We Lose Authenticity In America?

How Politicians And Each Of Us Can Restore Trust In American Politics As we digest the first 2016 Presidential debate, no one can deny we are witnessing an election like no other. We are living in historical times. So much is at stake for all Americans—and obviously, the world. Through this, we continue to be […]

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