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Aug
31

Embodying Mastery with Vocal Awareness

A note from Vocal Awareness creator, Arthur Samuel Joseph to the AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association) 2016 Conference: As I move toward the completion of my 51st year since I created Vocal Awareness, I am focusing more of my attention on my life-long Vision: To Change the World Through Voice. The rituals and exercises I […]

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Jun
24

The Adventures of Arthur Continue

If you are a part of Vocal Awareness, you are a part of the pre-eminent communication training program in the world for thought leaders, corporate leaders, public speakers, broadcasters, et al. This is a small but incredibly significant and influential group of people and companies who understand the true impact and power of the human […]

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Apr
21

Your Daily Route to MASTERY

Last week my wife and I watched a 2012 action film on television called “Act of Valor”. On the face of it, it was a typical Hollywood film with a military/terrorist theme. There were two exceptional aspects to the film. First, except for a few credited actors, it starred unnamed Navy Seals in most of […]

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Mar
12

Why Most People Have Never Heard Their True Voice

For generations there has been no greater presumed fear than the fear of public speaking. People experience panic attacks anticipating any public speaking engagement from job interviews to giving speeches, and these can happen to anyone, anywhere. We all have, at one time or another, experienced dry mouth, ‘butterflies’ in the pit of our stomach, […]

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Nov
19

Vin Scully—The Voice of a Storyteller

In the Sunday, October 11th New York Times Magazine Supplement there is a poignant article about Vin Scully, the Voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team for over 6 decades. Vin Scully is 87-years-old and for those of us who have been lifelong Dodger fans, for the last several years we’ve wondered if this […]

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Nov
14

How Vocal Exercises Can Improve your Confidence

Vocal exercises can make a difference in many areas of your life, especially your confidence. Teaching voice is not simply what I do, it is who I am. I have been teaching voice for over 50 years. I have taught at universities, in corporations, theaters, luxury resorts, at conferences, and in classrooms around the world. […]

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Sep
16

Voice Training for A Higher Purpose

For decades Vocal Awareness has always taught the integration of mind/body/spirit. One of the early maxims of this Work is: “speaking is to singing as crawling is to running – just the beginning. It has also stated for decades that: “sound is expressed emotion. When we sustain sound as in singing, we sustain that emotional […]

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Aug
22

Executive Speech Class Part 1: Sounding the Part

Why Vocal Exercises Are Essential to Your Career There was a recent “Business Day” article in “The New York Times” entitled “In Charge and Sounding the Part.” This article described findings on research published last year in the “Journal of Psychological Science” which added credence to a subliminal understanding that one’s leadership ability is conveyed, […]

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