Blog

Jul
23

Momentum and Optimism at the Voya Financial Summit

I was recently invited to do a seminar for the Voya Presentation Academy Summit created by Kathy McAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator. One of the reasons I am so thrilled to be here is that two of Voya’s aspirational goals are momentum and optimism. Momentum means strength or force of something when it is moving. Vocal […]

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Jul
16

Voice of The Monkey Boy: A Parable

As I was recently preparing to do a seminar for the Voya Presentation Academy Summit created by Kathy McAfee—America’s Marketing Motivator—she asked me to conclude the seminar by reading a parable I wrote many years ago, “Voice of the Monkey Boy.” Frankly I had not thought about this piece for some time, but following Kathy’s […]

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Apr
05

Two eyes to see and a tongue to talk with

While sitting at Palm Sunday Mass with my life partner of almost 50 years, I was taken by a portion of this verse from Isaiah: “…two eyes to see with and a tongue to talk with…” In Vocal Awareness I am always teaching the overarching principle in this piece—our personal journeys are never outward toward […]

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Sep
23

A perfect night for baseball

Wednesday, September 10th, my bride and I were given tickets to the Dodger game that our eldest son had gotten for us through a client. This was the first time in our lives that we had the opportunity to sit in what are called “dugout seats,” literally right behind the Dodger dugout–an astonishing experience especially […]

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Aug
14

An Extraordinary Voice – In Memory of Robin Williams

We have lost a truly extraordinary Voice. The suddenness and magnitude of such an artistic loss however pales in comparison to the inconsolable loss his children and the rest of his family must be experiencing. As a parent/husband/artist/visionary, I recognize the inherent day-to-day challenges required to constantly strive to fulfill a highly personal, creative vision […]

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May
20

3 Ways to Improve your Voice without a Voice Teacher

Improve your voice Most voice teachers exercise the voice as though they were exercising in a gym, with warm-ups that are often calisthenically-based—building technical ability, but missing the opportunity of intentionally connecting with our essential selves. If you are compelled to develop your voice whether for speaking or singing, understand that in Vocal Awareness we […]

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May
13

Backstage at the NFL Owners Meeting

Working with the NFL Presenters Once again I had the pleasure of working with presenters at this years NFL Owners meeting. From my first meeting with many of the NFL executives and players, at the corporate office or over Skype, phone conversations or in a few cases, not until rehearsal at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, where […]

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Mar
25

Finding your Vocal Coach, Singing or Voice Teacher

The 7 Most Important Things to Look for in a Voice Teacher, Vocal Coach, or Singing Teacher I’ve been teaching voice for almost as long as I could remember. Here are some helpful tips for any voice student about what to expect in your Vocal Coach. First and foremost, feel safe, emotionally, physically, spiritually. When […]

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