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Exercises to Release Voice Tension

 Here are some exercises to release voice tension before your next speaking gig. Have a sigh of relief – one that releases your thoughts and feelings as you make an “AH” sound. Place your hand on your belly and allow breath to fill the space under your hand before you make the sigh. Yawn – This opens up the back …

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How to Combat Stage Fright

It’s possible that you might be feeling fear or nervousness ahead of your performance. Those feelings are normal. Here are some tips to help you combat stage fright: You have been chosen to perform because you are unique! No one else can offer what you can offer. Believe that your story or message or performance is more important than your …

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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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Job Interview Tips – Prepare Your Voice and Body Language

The big job interview is coming up. It’s the job you really want. What have you done to prepare? Have you researched the company and come up with answers to potential questions? What you say is important but past research suggests that between 70 and 93 percent of the communication spectrum is nonverbal. So it’s important to prepare your voice …

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Exercises to Stop Vocal Fry

A study in the Journal of Voice suggests that college students, especially females, are prone to glottal or “vocal fry.” It means there’s a lot of crackle in the voice at the end of words or sentences. There are several reasons for vocal fry: One is that there isn’t enough breath support to carry the vocabulary. Think of a car …

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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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Voice for Fitness Instructors

It’s not easy to exercise, breathe, speak and motivate at the same time; even with the aid of a wireless, omni-directional microphone strapped around the head. Despite any coaching constrictions, it’s important for fitness class participants to hear a fit voice because the voice is reflective of what’s going on inside of our body. To get the voice in shape …

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