Category: Public speaking tips

23 October 2016 - 20:09, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
Read Grant Fedoruk’s blog about my workshop
16 October 2016 - 14:22, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
Click Here for my University of Alberta School of Business Blog
29 September 2016 - 15:32, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
There has been a lot of talk about vocal fry, in the voice world and beyond. Vocal fry is a low vibratory sound that is evident in people’s speech at the end of sentences. Last summer, journalist Naomi Wolf wrote about vocal fry in her column for the Guardian. She cited a study in which...
11 April 2016 - 20:25, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
Her Success Blog
3 July 2015 - 18:31, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
Shaw TV’s Bianca Jade filed this story about me on Shaw TV’s GO Edmonton.
29 May 2015 - 11:13, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
I’m always surprised at the diversity of circumstance for those who attend my workshops. There are the people you’d expect to be there: business people who lack confidence in their voice, hair stylists who feel they need to up their social game. But I’ve also encountered students who are to speak at a wedding. And...
26 May 2015 - 12:39, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
I’m not much of a sports fan. I never played sports and rarely watch it. My husband took me to a game in the eighties and I asked him if Mark Messier was the goalie. He hasn’t brought me back. It’s all for the best anyways, because what really interests me about the games is...
18 April 2015 - 18:20, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
Sometimes when I take my car in to the auto repair shop I have to get the wheels aligned. If I don’t, it can affect my steering, my safety and the durability of the tires. Proper alignment of our spine is integral to proper voice production. Like the car, without proper alignment your body will...
17 April 2015 - 0:11, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
Just watch a cat: he is ready and waiting to pounce on that bird he’s watching. But too much tension has a negative physiological effect. Tension can act like a set of dominos. If our body is tense then our voice is tense and even our mind gets into it. Tense your toes and feel...
16 April 2015 - 16:06, by , in Public speaking tips, No comments
I’ve never had a regular job in my life. I’ve never punched a clock or worked 9-to-5. But I have lived a creative life as an actor, a teacher, and now a voice and public speaking coach.  How did I get here?  By listening to my inner voice when it told me to reinvent myself....

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