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Strategy – Lao Tzu

I was recently teaching a very successful business client. He’s a moralistic venture capitalist who is here to make a difference—not just a lot of money. We were discussing Lao Tzu and his classic book—The Art of War. One of the passages we explored was “strategy without tactics is a slow route to victory and […]

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Reflections on Tucson

It’s not just what we say, but the energy we hold in our hearts.  The tragedy of last weekend in Tucson creates the opportunity for change, but it is only that – an opportunity.  I want to awaken you to what it really will take for us to communicate in a way that others can […]

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Vocal Awareness is the Glue

Over the last few days, there were a confluence of various experiences which reflected certain aspects of what is a part of the DNA of Vocal Awareness. One was the new film, “The King’s Speech” that is getting so much press these days. A part of that film resonated with me from the perspective of […]

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I Love Singing

I love singing. I’ll say it again. I LOVE singing! As Vocal Awareness prepares to launch into 2011, I continue to speak with my Team about the importance of creating new singing content.  Singing is primal. It is part of the natural order of things. It is not even an outgrowth of the speaking voice […]

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I Share My New Year’s Message – “Live in the Gift of Life”

As 2010 winds down and 2011 is on the horizon, I sit composing my annual New Year’s letter.   In preparation I reflect for days on “what will I speak about this year?”  I focus on what might emerge from my Deeper Listening.  Every year of course, is different.  It is a new moment in time.  […]

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My Recent NFL Moment…

Last Sunday morning I was at the NFL Network. Actually most Sundays at the dark hour of 4:50am I am there, warming up my clients as they prepare for their team broadcast. Right before “show time” I hear a Yawn-Sigh from the set. (This is one of the basic exercises in Vocal Awareness – it […]

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The King Has Spoken…

I am very much looking forward to seeing the film, “The King’s Speech”, starring Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush which opens in theaters Nov. 26th. “The King’s Speech” delves into a subject matter I’ve had intimate experience with during my many decades of teaching Vocal Awareness. On the surface it […]

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The Ripple of a Rock…

When we drop a rock in a pond, the rock doesn’t simply sink to the bottom, instead that single rock affects the entire body of water sending out its rings to every part of the pond. For many years I’ve been dropping my own rocks in various ponds around the globe and they’ve been extending […]

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