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Natural

How to act natural on stage

I recently conducted a workshop in Toronto on how to be fully present with an audience. After going through a series of progressive exercises on the energy of presence, body language and voice, each of the participants had to get up and give a short talk. One of the participants looked down at the ground part way through hers. I …

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How to start your public speaking career? With a beginner mind.

[pullquote3 quotes=”true” cite=”Shunryu Suzuki”]In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.[/pullquote3] Spring is a great time to open the mind to new possibilities. To do so, we have to have a beginner mind. I used to think I knew a lot about public speaking. After all, I studied vocal music at university, sang professionally, …

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Sunflower

Whitney Houston’s Voice

There are many adjectives that come to mind when I hear Whitney Houston’s voice. Her beautiful instrument shimmered, shined and resonated from her very soul. But what if we were to draw a picture of her amazing gift? I once had a voice teacher who asked me to draw a picture of my voice. I had to imagine what sorts …

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