Author: Arthur Samuel Joseph

Aug
05

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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Champions do it Differently

Just returning from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ, where I spent two days teaching at the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. Monday night, I was passionately introduced by the legendary James Brown, better known as JB. Also in attendance was another wonderful NFL Host and student, Curt Menafee along with former greats like Ron Jaworski, […]

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My Dear Friend, Matt Fong

The other morning, I opened the L.A. Times, and saw that a dear friend and long-time student, Matt Fong had passed away. I want first to acknowledge Matt, the man. I’m taking this moment to speakabout Matt because he is such a superb example of a man devoted to life. As I visualize him in […]

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Answering How

Last week was the conclusion of Oprah Winfrey’s 25-year reign. Something she said in her closing show was, “Embrace the light.” Dr. Phil said, “Find something you’re excited about.” These are both clearly meaningful statements—passionate and honest, but they don’t tell us how. The how is to deal with the fear and confusion about this […]

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