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In A Manner Of Speaking – Paul Meier

Paul’s guest for June 2019 is Rena Cook, a TEDx speaker, author, and voice, speech, confidence, and presentation coach. Rena and Paul discuss voice and speech, particularly among women.

Taming Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety is part of the fight or flight response. It is a chemical shift that occurs in the body when the body feels it is in danger.

Featured in NSA’s Speaker Magazine

Building a professional speaking career is highly gratifying and also very challenging. The National Speaker Association makes that a whole lot easier. Among the benefits of membership in NSA is…

Podcast with Citizens of Tulsa

One of the great perks of the work I do is sharing it with amazing women like Charis Retherford. She recorded our conversation for her podcast Citizens of Tulsa. Check…

Voices of Experience January

Thanks to the National Speakers Association’s Chuck Gallagher, the host of Voice of Experience, for this interview. I am honored to share some thoughts about the speaker’s resonance. You may…

Introducing New Vocal Authority Team Member

In case you don’t read beyond the first paragraph, I am going to start with the really great news. If you are a fan of South Park, you will find this…

A Woman’s Voice: Asset or Liability

With two highly successful Women’s Marches, the “Me too” movement, “Time’s Up,” “Enough is enough and the numbers of women recently elected to political office, both locally and nationally, there…

Power Without Press: The Foundation of Authentic Communication with Rena Cook

I was happy to be on BeTheTalk.com talking about Authentic Communication. You can listen to the podcast episode below and read the show notes here. 0

Power Without Press: The Foundation of Authentic Communication

Now before I go into power without press, it might be helpful to know that I trained actors my entire adult life. Now I started life as singer/actor/dancer and thought I was bound for Broadway. But I quickly discovered that teaching was where it was for me. Teaching is about us, whereas performing is all about me. Right? Not only that, but what did you think of my performance. I know, right?