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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 not have been born with the golden vocal folds of a James Earl Jones, but there is a lot you can do to make your…

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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 announcement even more exciting. Eliza Jane Schneider was part of the South Park team from 1999 to 2003, among many other things. Look her up on IMBD—she…

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A Women’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 is no doubt that this has been the year of the women! Women in record numbers are finding their voices figuratively and literally. Much is…

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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?

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Check Us Out on Explore Tulsa

I started to see the application to what I call real people. You know, non-theater people, they could use those skills. And so, I just slowly started looking around to see if there was interest. And then when I decided to leave OU, I wanted to try this other career as a corporate voice, speech, presentation coach, to see if there was a need for that.

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A Lesson About Presentation Preparation

Bucket list item #1: Do a TED talk. And…Check! Last Friday I did a talk for TEDxOU! It was amazing and gratifying in all the ways you would expect – the red circle on the floor, thought leaders from diverse backgrounds with challenging topics issuing forth in unique and inspired ways, opportunities to engage with…

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Find Your Authentic Voice with Rena Cook

In Episode 29 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast, I talk with world-class vocal coach Rena Cook whose new book, Empower Your Voice: Women In Business, Politics And Life comes out in February. I’m your podcast host, Sally Adams. Every week I talk to people about creating original work for a live audience.

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A Woman’s Voice and Pitch

A woman came to me recently saying she wanted to develop a compelling and persuasive voice. When I ask what she meant by that, she responded by saying, “you know, lower and louder.” I wanted to hear her talk more so I continued to ask questions, like what feedback had she been given about her…

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