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Uptalk and Vocal Fry

Posted on April 27, 2012
Language fads and patterns are subconscious means of self-expression, and the adoption of these niche trends strongly influence how people view and relate to one another. A... read more

Your Elevator Speech

Posted on May 7, 2012
It seems as if our lives are consumed by multi-tasking, and that we and our friends and colleagues are busier than ever. Between going to... read more

7 Ways to Slam-Dunk your Interview

Posted on May 9, 2012
Meeting a potential boss for the first time?Here are seven ways to assure success. Present a relaxed professional image.Be sure to arrive early and breathe deeply... read more

The Voice of Leadership

Posted on May 9, 2012
Did You Know... Over 90% of your first impressions’ are influenced as a result of your speaking voice and body language. How does your voice... read more

Tips for Cell Phone Use

Posted on May 9, 2012
Cell phone use has become a part of everyday life, what follows are a few tips you can follow. Speak softly: a cell phone amplifies your... read more

Videos on Speaking

Posted on May 9, 2012
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Easy Steps to a Lasting First Impression

Posted on May 21, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb3CbDiiaEo&w=560&h=315]Dr. Susan Miller offers tips on how to create a lasting first impression. Use this method whether you are asking the bank for a loan,... read more

Speaking Confidently – Getting Rid of Uptalk or a Croaky Voice

Posted on May 21, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dmZPhFjMHM&w=560&h=315]Uptalk, also known as "valley girl" or "little girl" speaking, is a common tendency for both men and women. Another common vocal pattern is the... read more

Tips for Reading from a Script During a Speech

Posted on May 21, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANjydGbjrY&w=560&h=315]Have you ever watched a speech or presentation where the speaker constantly looked down at his or her notes? Did you feel a connection to... read more

Visualizing Your Perfect Speech

Posted on June 29, 2012
Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to be on a stage in front of thousands of people, all eyes on you while... read more

Warming up your voice for the day

Posted on July 6, 2012
The morning commute into work is the perfect time for you to warm up your voice for the day ahead. Whether you walk, drive, ride... read more

Uptalk and vocal fry: the wave of the future?

Posted on July 13, 2012
In April, I wrote a newsletter regarding the apparent fad of uptalk and vocal fry – two language patterns that seem to be dominating contemporary... read more

The Best and Worst Speaking Voices

Posted on July 23, 2012
The human voice is one of our most prized possessions - it defines who you are as a person. Last week, we conducted a poll to... read more

Hook your audience as soon as you take the stage

Posted on August 10, 2012
Every successful presentation starts with one thing: an attention-getter. This is something that draws the audience in and makes them want to listen to every word... read more

Speak with Confidence and Authority – Even to Executives!

Posted on August 24, 2012
After coming across an article the other day entitled “5 Tips for Presenting to Executives” by Bruce Gabrielle, it became clear to me that this... read more

OMG! This blog is totes a must-read

Posted on November 1, 2012
Let’s begin with a little quiz. Read the following abbreviated slang, and do your best to come up with the associated word or phrase:   Ridic Gorge Obvi Presh Cray Amazeballs Are you... read more

Tips for the Holiday Toast

Posted on December 6, 2012
The holiday season has arrived and with it comes parties and speeches. Whether you’re giving a toast at a family gathering or speaking at the... read more

Got Phone Fright?

Posted on December 12, 2012
Most of us have been there, the moment of panic during a very important phone call. Whether, it’s the stress of a phone interview or... read more

Watch your tone!

Posted on January 2, 2013
Most of us were told as children to watch our tone, as we may have been getting too snippy for mom’s liking. What was being... read more

Senator Rubio won’t do that again...

Posted on March 11, 2013
In case you missed Senator Marco Rubio’s reply to the President’s State of the Union address, and every news and comedy show the following week,... read more

Keeping Your Voice In Shape

Posted on March 20, 2013
    (Antony Nagelmann/©2006 NPR) - NPR’s Susan Stamberg says her voice now has an added roughness, which was “produced through happy, happy years of smoking. After... read more

Collaboration Uptalk

Posted on August 2, 2013
I recently gave a workshop on “Speaking to Be Heard” to a group of  Hunter College and City College freshman women who are aspiring toward... read more

Use Your Voice! Don’t Fry It!

Posted on September 25, 2013
Vocal fry continues to rear its gravelly voice in today’s society, as discussed on CBS News earlier this month.   Physiologically, vocal fry occurs when the... read more

Why do voters select leaders with lower-pitched voices?

Posted on October 6, 2015
  On NPR’s August 14th Science Friday show, Ira Flatow interviewed Casey Klofstad and me about whether a man or woman with a lower pitched voice... read more
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