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Being George Clooney

In Vocal Awareness we speak about Being rather that “presenting.” When the stakes and pressure are high, how do we hold our space so that we truly distinguish our Self? I was thinking about the paradigm shift needed in job interviews, auditions, sales meetings or other situations where we perhaps have only one chance to…
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Voice Is Power Seminar

On November 10th and 11th 2012, I offered a “Voice is Power” seminar at the Sofitel Legend – The Grand Amsterdam Hotel. During this 2 day “Voice is Power” seminar participants learned the techniques and awareness to embody the Voice of an authentic leader.  Interested to learn? Sign up for private lessons or an online…
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Speech Impediments

Traditionally speech impediments refer to stuttering, stammering, etc. But in Vocal Awareness, I recognize that the term “speech impediment” refers to more than physical challenges. To lesser or greater degrees, we are all saddled with insecurity and when we “um” and “uh” ourselves through every conversation, we are reflecting our insecurity and I call this…
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Life is a Mental Game

Whenever  I have spoken with any athlete, they report 90-95% of their game is mental. It is no different than the rest of life so you here me saying in Vocal Awareness you always want to be in charge of the messenger, not just the message. How do we own the “mental game” of life? Do we self-sabotage? …
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My First Voice Teacher

At 15, I began working with my first voice teacher Mrs. Julia Kinsel. It was Mrs. Kinsel, who was and is foundational to what I have been able to accomplish and continue to be privileged to contribute to the art and science of Voice and vocal training. Mrs. Kinsel was such an important voice teacher,…
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Leadership Acrostic

Leadership Acrostic One of the tools in Vocal Awareness is an acrostic on “Leadership” that Arthur created some years ago. An acrostic (from the Greek: ákros “top” and stíchos “verse”) is a form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells…
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Stage Fright

When we think of stage fright, we of course, think of a performer trembling in the wings or a public speaker afraid of the audience’s judgment. Although most of us are not performers on the stage or highly paid public speakers, many of us still experience moments of intense anxiety. In Vocal Awareness, we actually…
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Self-Improvement

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Self improvement. Please note the capital “S”, which in Vocal Awareness always refers to the Deeper Self. Our society abounds with self-help and self-improvement programs, but Vocal Awareness is truly about Self-help and Self-improvement – doing all the little things for the purpose of connecting to the whole.…
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