Recently, I saw an interesting documentary on military planes and the man describing the different parts of the plane ended every single sentence on the up-swing. What this means is that the inflection he used with every statement sounded like a question. (Inflection refers to […]
Before the invention of equipment that could capture the sound of the speaking voice, people really had no way of telling how their voice sounded to others. When I first heard my voice, back in the ’70’s, I was horrified. What I could not understand […]
When you listen to the greats, like James Earl Jones, Julia Ormond, George Clooney and Diane Sawyer, one characteristic which they all share is that their voice vibrates in their chest when they speak. While everyone vibrates in the area directly below the vocal folds, […]
When you hear yourself on recording equipment, chances are good that you not only don’t recognize the sound, but that you also don’t appreciate, like, or admire what you hear. So allow me to make you feel even worse. What you hear on your answering […]
Join me in Mt Laurel, NJ (Exit 4 of the Jersey Turnpike), on November 1 & 2, and discover your ‘real’ voice. Nervous making presentations? This workshop is your answer. For more information visit my Workshops Page.
I have often wondered why my clients, as well as the subscribers to my newsletters, consist of 75% men and only 25% women. If you look at the picture objectively, we women often sound like ill-tuned violins. (And, it is certainly possible that this is […]
In working with a group of young professionals some years ago, I was stunned to hear all the participants ending their sentences on the upswing as if they were asking a question. I had often heard this type of speech inflection at the business lunch […]