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Fine-Tuning Ourselves

I consult with a number of broadcaster companies and I share with them the notion that, whether it be ESPN or the NFL Network, Comcast, whatever, that they are not necessarily broadcast companies. That is their platform. They are communication companies and my responsibility is to support them in maximizing their ability to be great […]

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Active Meditation

There was an ABC news story about a recent study focusing on the value of meditation and how science can now actually see brain activity in the areas of self-awareness and compassion. They can measure how these areas actually grow from the benefit of meditation. I have been meditating in my own spiritual rituals every […]

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Access Your Deeper Self

The Greek philosopher Plato was a wise man. He thought and spoke about many things, including the Inner Self. To paraphrase him: Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Vocal Awareness takes into account Plato’s sentiment—and helps us soar with it. His point being […]

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Be Your Own Teacher

In I was a Dancer, by American dancer Jacques d’Amboise, there is a passage that relates to the Vocal Awareness work I have been doing for 47 years. Mr. d’Amboise describes helping a boy who had been unable to move his feet properly to the music. The child became so terrified that he was unable […]

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Embody Your Voice and Your Self

When I was in New York recently, I had the privilege of seeing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. To be in a classic, and what by New York City standards is an intimate, theatre, with two great actors performing at the peak of their art was […]

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Interviewing

A few weeks ago, I was reading an interview in the NY Times Business Section with the Chairwoman and COO of Atlantic Records Group-Julie Greenwald. Excerpting from the interview, Ms. Greenwald talked about the kind of culture she was trying to foster at the company. She spoke about wanting the people to be open in […]

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What the Governor of California Recently said…

The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, noting that he had followed actors into the State House twice (Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger) recently observed, “A lot of this is theatre. How do you communicate to 38 million people? You’re not sitting down talking to them. So it’s gesture, symbol, the narrative, the drama. Who’s the […]

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We Must Always Be in Conscious Awareness

I was listening to the President’s press conference earlier this week —truly one of the most challenging situations one can ever be in. The whole world is focused on your every word. You are supposed to appear omniscient, gracious and unflappable. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the President knew that Vocal Awareness could support and […]

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