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Author: Arthur Samuel Joseph

Public Speaking

Thursday I was a guest on football hero Michael Irvin’s syndicated radio show talking about public speaking and Vocal Awareness. Michael has been devoted to this Work for over a decade. He advises everyone he comes in contact with, especially young athletes, to begin the Work early in their careers. Michael knows that Vocal Awareness…
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Vocal Awareness teaches awareness of Self.

I appreciated the recent article in the L.A. Times about the operatic Grande Dame, Jessye Norman. She said something quite interesting near the end of the interview, when she spoke “about the need for young women to stand up for themselves…” She continues by saying, “It is still more likely that a woman’s power would…
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A Great Storyteller

Among the seven inductees in Saturday’s Enshrinement Ceremony at the National Football Hall of Fame along with my student Marshall Faulk is Ed Sabol who created NFL Films in 1964 and revolutionized sports broadcasting and filmmaking. A favorite quote of his, “Tell me a fact, and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth, and I believe.…
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August, 2011 Edition

Arthur in Action. Vocal Awareness has always been a multi-pronged practice such that in 48 years of working with students and clients, I have sometimes described myself as a plate spinner – like a performer on the old Ed Sullivan show – keeping all the plates spinning at the same time, having the honor and…
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Deeper Listening

I was reading the Sunday New York Times recently about the artistry and intellect of Lucien Freud, grandson of Sigmund Freud, who just passed at 88. By all accounts, he was very talented, idiosyncratic, irascible and in every way his own person. He had a special pass to the National Gallery in London where he…
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Being your Self “in Stature”.

Last night I was having drinks with the noted sports journalist Jeremy Schaap (yes, those of you who may remember, Jeremy’s father was the highly regarded sports writer and commentator, Dick Schaap) and my agent. My agent, Reed Bergman, asked me a thoughtful question about my Work, Vocal Awareness. I proceeded to say that this…
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It takes Work to get work. A message to you.

Driving home this morning listening to National Public Radio— listening to the dismal financial report—unemployment up—only 18,000 jobs created in June. Stock market down over 100 points at 10 a.m. ET. In Vocal Awareness, I’m always teaching, “We can’t hold the space for another, but only for ourselves and in doing so, we create possibility…
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The Client Behind the Curtain.

I had a conversation this morning with a gentleman who will be honored by ESPN in a week and a half. I am crafting his speech and supporting him in his delivery. I am purposely being vague right now as who he is remains a secret. But after this awards ceremony in two weeks, the…
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