• Get back to your basic strength

    When  you or  your voice  is  not  their  most  beautiful,  powerful  and  effective,  how can we get ourselves  back to our basic strengths.   Breathing!   Lie  on the  floor or  on your  bed,  and put  a heavy  book on your  belly and  move  this book  with your  breath.  A  power  walk or  yoga of  corse. […]

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  • Definition of poetry

    Definition of poetry  webster’s.  writing that formulates a concentrated imaginativeawareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning , sound and rhythm. What is poetry?  A poet uses sounds and imagery.  A poet uses words, imagery, sounds and rhythm and melody to create. What is it that a […]

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  • Eudora Welty on the moon

    I  quote  a particular  quote  from  Eudora  Welty’s   ‘One  Writer’s  Beginning’ a  lot  — “and  the word  MOON  fell into my  mouth as those  fed to me out of  a silver  spoon.  Held in my  mouth,  the  moon  became  a  word.  It had  the  roundness of a grape  grandpa  picked  off the  vine  and […]

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  • Women and Power

    Well,   these  are  the  words of the  day:  Women  and Power.   How many  women have  come through  my studio with a  myriad of  complaints  about  their  voice  and  their  nerves.    Ultimately  it  is all about the  same thing, taking their  power,  owning who they are  and their  love.   I have  read […]

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  • What does your voice really like?

    Many  people  are  not  aware  of the  effect of their  voice  on others  and  the world.   Most  people  don’t  think that  the sound or  the intent  of their  voice,  unless they are screaming  at  someone,   makes  any  difference. We  all know  how  we  look  makes  a  difference.    We  know  how  to dress […]

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  • Yawn. Again.

    Notice how sound when you have a full yawn and then practice yawning often. See if you can memorize the feeling of openness that is created by yawning. And then practice reading the newspaper out loud with that openness. Certainly, you will not speak like this in your day to day life. No, this is […]

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  • Do this visualization

    Would  you do  a  simple  visualization?   Sit  back  and  breathe  and imagine  your voice  to be fully in your  entire  body. As if each time you breathed  a  sound  would move  through your  body.  A  beautiful  sound,  like  heaven,  angelic,  your voice.  And  then the sound  begins  to grow,  and is  expanding  as  is […]

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  • Listen and Adsorb Consciousness

    What kind of voice thrills you? Would you spend time listening to someone with that voice until you absorb some of their consciousness. Engage. Listen. Shift your awareness.

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  • Articulation and Clarity

    Articulation, that is clarity is crucial to a beautiful voice. So, today please think about this: vowels carry the music and emotion of speech and consonants carry the meaning. Vowels are akin to the female and consonants the male. Record yourself and try to listen carefully. Are you using your consonants, are they clear. Do […]

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  • Your vocal calling card

    Your  voice  is your  calling  card. Do  people  tell you  how  much  they like  listening to you, or  speaking with you?  What  are you noticing  about the  effect of your  voice  on others? Whatever you  are  feeling is in your  voice.  You  may not  know  what  you’re  feeling  at  a  particular  moment and  not  be […]

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