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Mar
31

Leaders in Business

Traditionally we allow words and language to define us. A business leader is a business leader simply by conveying the data points. In Vocal Awareness we define us. It’s not just what we say but how we say it. This is an overriding concept of the Work, that impact is generated not just by the […]

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Nov
24

The intersection between Source and Self

“I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible, and that its activity will continue through eternity. It is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but, it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere.” Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe. As I enter the autumn holidays I look […]

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Oct
25

Another perspective on character and performance

In theater we understand an actor plays a character. In another interpretation of the word character has to do with moral integrity. Aristotle defined character as, “That which reveals moral purpose showing what kinds of things a man chooses or avoids.” In this election cycle, during the debates, the assumption is that politicians convey or […]

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Oct
20

Authentic debates

During this seasons presidential debates there have been myriad articles written on the preparation, the outcomes and the projected outcomes. A lot of what I have been reading has to do with how the candidates are memorizing content, rehearsing and role-playing with attention to as many details, from room size to camera technique to solidifying […]

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Oct
11

Three Decades of Vocal Awareness

Earlier today I received this photo from a dear student, Shira Lazar. Represented in this photo are three decades of Vocal Awareness. Shira began working with me six or seven years ago. She is a stunning embodiment of what it takes to be in Vocal Awareness. I began working with Arnold in 1982. To see […]

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Mar
27

VA at the NFL Owners meeting

President Clinton did the opening address at the NFL Owners meeting last night at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach Florida. We had the privilege of attending this event and of meeting him in the Oval Office during his first administration. Sunday was a very meaningful evening in part because President Clinton is an extraordinary […]

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Feb
23

Sing Your Joy

I was working out in my hotel gym in Farmington CT yesterday morning while CNN was on. They showed a clip from the President’s White House “Red, White and Blues Concert” this week that will air next Monday on PBS. The President sang a brief duet, “Sweet Home Chicago” with B. B. King. Once again […]

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Feb
16

The Grammy’s and Artistic Transcendence

What does it truly take to be a transcendent singer/artist for the ages? In pop, jazz – Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra; classical – Jussi Bjoerling, Joan Sutherland; in blues, folk – “Leadbelly,” Pete Seeger; in country Hank Williams, Patsy Cline – clearly I’m not even scratching the surface… But […]

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