How Our Voice Affects How Others Listen to Us

You have heard it before: It’s not what you say but HOW you say it that can keep your listener’s interest. Within minutes people decide whether they want to listen to us based primarily by the sound of our voice. 57% of first impressions are based on how we look and carry ourselves, 7% counts […]

The More I Do It, The Better I Am: Embracing Change as Adventure

I’m one of those people who like to do different things or do things differently. I call myself an adventurer and I keep a list throughout the year of things I’ve done for the first time. It’s a game for me and it’s also a way that I keep life interesting. Right now I’m on […]

Power Words: Words that evoke an action or positive mental image.

I love words! I love the way they feel when saying them and love to play with words in order to take the listener on an adventure that captures their interest and engages them in a higher level of communication. Words have a vocal effect as they evoke feelings along with their meaning and conjures up images that are […]

Tongue Twisters For Articulation, Clarity and Projection

Tongue Twisters For Articulation, Clarity and Projection The tongue twisters below will help you become more articulate, improve projection and gain more vocal attraction whenever you speak. To be most effective when working with these follow these steps: Get in front of mirror Drop your jaw and over enunciate-this is physical so it may feel strange […]

Why being a triathlete makes me no different than a non-triathlete

This week I’ve met a lot of new people, which I love, and when I mention I’m a Tri-athlete the conversation is of curiosity and how hard it is for them to get into the practice of exercising. My response is, “Yep, me too. It’s a mind game more than anything else. I don’t get […]

My Triathlon is coming up- a training for life

June 8 I’ll be doing a national triathlon and am getting excited. I started doing triathlons in 2012 and what I’ve learned over these years is not only the exercise or the sports nutrition but the mind game. I love to exercise but when I go to my Thursday 5:30 am swim class I hear […]

Voice & Presentation Tips-Finding and developing your own style

Find your voice and develop your own style , an ongoing journey of discovery,… • Listen and feel – Outside-in. Your voice-what do you like? Other’s voices-how do you react? • Speak and feel – Inside-out. Let people know who you are. Be vulnerable. Take risks. • Always warm up – talk to yourself out loud. Warm up […]

Major Complaints Audiences Have of Presenters and Speakers

We’ve all been to enough presentations to see the great, the not-so great and the ultimate bore. Nothing is more exhilarating than to experience a wonderful speaker and nothing worse than being bored to death. What’s the key to a great presentation? What do we need to avoid in order to keep people tuned in? […]

Sales quote

You will make more friends in a week by getting yourself interested in other people than you can in a year by trying to get other people interested in you.     Arnold Bennett

Barbara Corvoran TV’s “Shark Tank” …being a great presenter key to business success

Recently Nate Berkus had Barbara Corcoran of TV’s “Shark Tank” as his guest on the Nate Berkus show. Three people who had business ideas/products were then given a chance to present to Barbara and Nate for some very valuable feedback. It was very interesting as the presentation of the product itself was evaluated and input on […]