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Author: Arthur Samuel Joseph

Fulfilling Your Life’s Purpose

I recently watched a documentary about the seminal Broadway composer, Stephen Sondheim. Stephen Sondheim is as important to the last 50 years of musical theatre as Rodgers and Hammerstein were to the previous 50 years. He, as they did,changed the course  of musical theatre.  In the documentary, Mr. Sondheim made the following statement, “The only reason to write…
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Faith and the Deeper Self

I recently closed my 2020 annual New Year’s letter with the following thought—that in Vocal Awareness, “The Journey is never outward {toward achievement of our goals}, rather always and only inward toward discovery of the Deeper Self.” The point simply being—when we live in the integrity of our possibility—our outcome is assured.   To harness…
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Make A Lasting Impact

“We don’t simply drop a rock in the water and it sinks to the bottom. Rather, it creates concentric rings across the surface of the pond, touching everything it comes in contact with.” I was having a video chat with a student the other day, whom I hadn’t spoken with in several months. With tears…
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Passionate and Integral Story Telling From Visionary – Maverick Carter

Maverick Carter, the childhood friend of LeBron James and his business manager for LeBron’s business empire, was asked to do the keynote for 2019 commencement ceremony at the Annenberg school for Communication and Journalism at USC.    He asked me to train him for the most important speech of his life to date. The entire…
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Becoming A Master Trainer

The Opportunity of a Lifetime… Over the last fifty plus years of Vocal Awareness, I have had the pleasure of teaching at some of the top universities in the world, including Yale, George Washington, NYU, and the USC School of Theatre.  I have also had the honor of teaching at some of the world’s most…
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New Year’s Letter 2019: Passing the Torch

This year’s annual letter is different than any I have written before. With my 73rd birthday this January, it begins my 54th year since I created Vocal Awareness. Clearly, this is a significant time in my life and as I prepare for the next leg of my Journey, I have been thinking about the power…
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Top Tips For Performing Your TED Talk

Some of the world’s most viewed TED talks were from TEDx events in local venues. Following Arthur’s recent talk, students asked how he prepared.   In short, he prepared as if it was for a recital, not for a presentation. Arthur is a classical singer by training, and he says to his students, “the Audience will know if you sing out…
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How To Do Your Own TED Talk

Everyone knows that  a TED Talk can change your career, and even your entire life. It has the potential to turn you into a best selling author, a sought after speaker, or a global thought leader overnight. Did you know that you can create your own TED Talks? You can even use their brand? More about that in a moment… First let’s…
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