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Developing Mental Fitness For The Road Ahead May 26, 2022

Hello There!

In March I rolled out the first of two big announcements.  That was the launch of “The Speech Revolution Accent Improvement Field Guide” program.  A three-volume online series devoted to helping global citizens be more clear, competitive, and confident when...

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The Gift in Unexpected Places Jan 19, 2022

In 1955 a 14 yr. old boy named Emmett Till was tortured and murdered in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman.  No one was ever convicted of his murder and justice was never served.  The FBI recently closed this case and although the family expressed disappointment, they...

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Does Stress Really Make Us Stronger? Jun 02, 2021

I can be changed by what happens to me, But I refuse to be reduced by it.”  Maya Angelou


When researchers at Biosphere 2 in Arizona studied how trees would grow and adapt in a protected environment, they were stunned by the results.  Biosphere 2 is an enclosed ecological...

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Your Voice in Focus Part 3: A new online reality Apr 16, 2020

‘Champions keep playing until they get it right.’  - Billie Jean King

In Part 1 we talked about keeping your voice healthy.  In Part 2, we discussed getting your mind and body ready so that you convey what you want.  Before you click ‘Join’,...

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Your Voice in Focus Part 2: A New Online Reality Apr 09, 2020

Life as a Baguette

From my work in France over the past few years, I have been delighted to understand that when the French invented the baguette, they made it in their own image. Often a bit hard and crusty on the outside, yet soft and melty on the inside.  Both to be fully appreciated....

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Your Voice in Focus - A New Online Reality, Part 1 Apr 02, 2020

Ahem… Caring for the voice during cold and allergy season

Given the high stress we’ve all been experiencing lately, I thought it might be nice to step away from Covid-19 and talk about something normal, even fun and light-hearted in comparison like the Spring cold and allergy...

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Does Your Voice Match Your Message? - a Holiday recipe for success Dec 11, 2019

“If Music be the Food of Love, Sing On” – H. Heveningham adapted from William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

It’s amazing what you can do with butter, flour, sugar and eggs.  The combinations seem endless.  Yet a different mixture of the same...

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Perfection Paralysis Oct 03, 2019

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi

Perfectionism, it sounds like such a noble aim doesn’t it?  Yet whether we’re working with or under a perfectionist, or dealing with our own perfectionism, it can be...

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Thinking that the Think System is good enough on its own? Think again Jul 25, 2019

In Meredith Willson’s 1957 Broadway hit “The Music Man” (in which I was lucky enough to have a leading role eons ago), a traveling salesman comes to small-town Iowa posing as a band director to scam parents out of money for uniforms and instruments.  Without any plans...

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Our Audience – Friend or Foe? May 30, 2019

“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.”  Albert Einstein

Homework for actors in a play or musical often begins by clearly defining his/her relationship with every other character on stage.  Do I like,...

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This Daily Buzz Kill Has A Twist Jan 23, 2019

There is an app called WeCroak whose mission is to help you ‘find happiness by contemplating your mortality’.  Five times a day at random times (just like death),  the app will send you a message that says “Don’t forget, you’re going to...

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The Biggest Public Speaking Game-Changer is Nothing New – or Is It? Oct 23, 2018

Let’s first assume that you know your content really well and now want people to fully  appreciate all the hard work that went into creating it.  We’ve all heard the buzz words ‘personal presence’ and ‘the power of the pause’, and for good...

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