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Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Improve your voice over the holidays

Kate's Voice

Practical application singing practicing Storytelling Designed to help you stay in the game, this is your weekly tip sheet for having maximum impact with your voice and in all your communication. WHAT YOUR VOICE NEEDS IS A GOOD WORKING VACATION Many of you are planning to take some time off over the next couple of weeks. In fact, some of […].

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You had me at “hello”

Kate's Voice

Practical application vocal power voice lessons Boyd Blackwood breathing intention Life''s a pitch podcast vocal health Recently, I was interviewed by Boyd Blackwood as part of his very informative podcast series on iTunes called “Life’s a Pitch.” ” Boyd has interviews with many pros on the topic of presenting and persuading in order to prosper, and I highly recommend the series. The interviews are lively, entertaining and always informative and actionable, and […].

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Top 5 Business Trends in 2013: Your place, your voice

Kate's Voice

communication Practical application vocal image Expression public speaking tips Top 5 business trendsRecently, Forbes magazine published an article by Meghan Biro called 5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013. In the article, Meghan points out that “Uncertainty has increased, not decreased this past year. The country does not have its financial house in order. People of all ages and skill levels are worried [.].

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How to Memorize a Talk

Kate's Voice

Practical application vocal power Memorization public speaking tips voice lessonsWhen I memorize a piece of music or a talk, it doesn’t take long before I see the pages in my head. I flip through them mentally as I go along. I know this happens after repeated exposure to a written document. In fact, I seem to remember all of my notes and scribbling, too. [.].

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The Most Important Not-so-secret Secret to Successful Communication

Kate's Voice

Practical application vocal power voice lessons delivery postaweek2011 public speaking tipsIt’s not a secret. But there is a mystery to it, and today I have an answer. Vince Lombardi is credited with saying, “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to [.].

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Day 26 – Practical Application Journal

Kate's Voice

Yesterday, I was reminded of the need to keep your voice in good shape for speaking for long periods of time. I was on the phone all day and found that my voice got a little fatigued. When this happens, it’s important to rest it, which I did. But it’s also helpful to be a [.]. vocal power

3 steps for last minute prep for a presentation.

Kate's Voice

Practical application Speaking vocal power intention public speaking tips voice lessonsAfter a recent post I wrote for Six Minutes, I was surprised to hear some of the responses from readers. The post was a workout for the voice, and several people said they didn’t know that you could train your voice like you do the rest of your body. What else do you want to [.].

2010 149

NEW! Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Breathe!

Kate's Voice

Practical application Speaking vocal health breathing delivery public speaking tips voice problemsThis week I am starting a weekly post to give you tips for maximum impact with your voice and in all your communication. If you would like to receive these weekly tips in your inbox, please send me a note via my contact form to be added to my list. We will not share your [.].

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Day 31 – Last day of Practical Application Journal

Kate's Voice

In these tough times, fundraising is MORE necessary and LESS likely for non-profits. I have been spending a lot of time working on this for my various causes, and it seems appropriate to focus the last day of my journal on what I’ve observed about shaping the “ask” for more likelihood of success. I will [.]. vocal power

How studying voice in 2010 satisfies all Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions

Kate's Voice

Practical application singing Speaking vocal delivery vocal health vocal power public speaking tips voice lessonsAccording to the Daily World Buzz, the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2010 are listed below. I am not sure where they get their list, but I can’t argue that these things are probably on many lists, and if you Google New Year’s Resolutions, most of these come up year after year! The Top [.].

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Voice help

Kate's Voice

Practical application Speaking vocal powerWhen I have a health issue, the first place I go anymore is online. You are probably the same way, and we can all make our doctors crazy, just like that episode of House where the patient kept going online to ask for help when he didn’t get the answer he wanted from the staff [.].

2009 100

Losing your voice to your dinner

Kate's Voice

Practical application Speaking vocal healthEating late? You may awaken with laryngitis. Too much spaghetti? Tomorrow you may pay with a hoarse voice. The perils of eating the wrong food at the wrong time do not threaten the waistline alone. Perhaps you have heard of reflux laryngitis, or acid reflux. This is a condition caused by stomach acids crawling back [.].

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Lost Your Voice? How to Find it!

Kate's Voice

communication Practical application vocal health vocal power laryngitisWhen I lose my voice, I try to remember this. “Your voice is not lost, it is just a little more quiet so that you can hear yourself think, hear the wisdom of God, and be inspired by others’ ideas. Use laryngitis wisely!” ” To find your voice today, 1. Drink plenty of warm liquids… that [.].

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How to be an expert at conversation

Kate's Voice

communication Practical application vocal powerI used to be quite shy. I was nervous about going out to parties because I would have to start a conversation with other people. I would have to think of some small talk and it would have to be interesting and clever. I mean, people would want to know about me. So I didn’t [.].

Voice Problems and Screaming

Kate's Voice

Practical application singing vocal health laryngitisIt’s Monday, time for Monday Night Football. Fans will be screaming in the stands and in the living room. Some will end the day without a voice. Most people don’t give laryngitis much thought, treating it much as they would a runny nose or a cut on the finger, thinking it will get better. However, [.].

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Public Speaking Tips…for Navigation Systems

Kate's Voice

communication Practical application vocal power public speaking tipsWhen we arrived in France, we rented a car and made sure that it had a navigation system in it. It was an adventure, and we eventually called the female voice of our navigation system “our consort.” ” We became quite close and trusted her implicitly as she knew all the streets, even the little back [.].

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How to Find a Singing Teacher

Kate's Voice

communication Practical application voice lessonsIt’s almost summer and some of you have a goal to study voice while your schedule is more relaxed. Others of you may have decided to skip the vacation and do something closer to home that you’ve been wanting to do for a long time…like studying singing. But how do you make sure you are [.].

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Ten Ways to Pump Up Your Voice

Kate's Voice

The question is, how do you make the switch from creating your voice through reaction and imitation to creating your voice through thoughtful application of knowledge? Just as your physical appearance, your voice can represent you either effectively or ineffectively. The answer is: you start by listening objectively. Here are 10 ways to become more [.]. Speaking vocal power voice lessons public speaking tips vocal image vocal impact

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Day 30 – Practical Application Journal

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Researchers have discovered that people whose voices are judged to be attractive tend to have sexual intercourse at an earlier age, have more sexual partners than those with voices rated less attractive, and are more prone to sexual infidelity. Now that’s quite interesting when you are teaching people how to use their voice more effectively [.]. vocal power

Video Applications - Goucher Disrupts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of spending months being coached for the SAT, applicants to Goucher can plan and create a video. An applicant who has mastery in that medium has demonstrated he or she has the ability to succeed not only in academics but in earning a living.  Let's follow how members of the Class of 2015 who submitted video applications are faring. My hunch is that they will get more out of the college experience than traditional applicants.

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Employers 1, Aging Job Applicants 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It decided that the Age Discrimination Employment Act was restricted to employees, not job applicants. Closely watched has been "Dale Kleber v. CareFusion." " Here is a copy of the amended complaint filed in federal court in Illinois. At issue were both age and a cap on experience. The latter, of course, could be interpreted as a tactic to restrict aging professionals from applying for the job. 

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Your College Application Essay - The 4 Musts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Admissions committees frequently take the essay part of your college application packet seriously. That's because it provides them insight into who you are a person, what unique value you can add to the mix of students, and if you will eventually enhance the brand of that educational institution. In addition, they are aware of how they are perceived in terms of preparation for a career. Consequently, you should indicate that you have a realistic understanding of that pragmatic issue. 

2018 40

Hubstaff Application for Content Creator/Editor Requires Date of Birth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After you go through the first few steps, you finally get to the formal application. Even if I were a Millennial, I wouldn't have continued filling out the application. Puzzling. Hubstaff posts its help wanted for a full-time Content-Creator/Editor on the reputable ProBlogger site. Here is that ad. On it, you are required to provide your date of birth. I am not a Millennial. So I not only halted.

2016 50

Webselenese Help-Wanted on ProBlogger Doesn't Warn Application Requires Unpaid Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To apply, the applicant has to fill out that business' customized form. There is no warning in the text of the help-wanted on ProBlogger or in the beginning of the application that unpaid work will be required.    By the time the applicant arrives at the box with the unpaid assignment, he or she has already keyed in a variety of information.   Already, of course, the applicant has invested time (and hope) filling out the application.

On Google Doc Assignment Application Form, LeadsPanda Asks My Date of Birth - So Disappointing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yes, organizations posting help-wanted ads can request the applicants' date of birth.    What is illegal is to use it against the applicants in the hiring process. But, like, who's to know how the powers that be are factoring in that fact about the applicants? That ad provides a link to a Google Doc form applicants are to click on and fill out. It's legal. 

2019 40

Lifehack, et al. - Read through Application Before Applying

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's to read through the entire help-wanted and/or formal application before starting to compose a cover letter or fill in the application. Some of those posting help-wanted, such as Lifehack , have you fill in a lot of detailed information on an application form. The burden, though, is on you to scroll through the stated requirements or the formal application BEFORE you begin your response. There is something those searching for work better get down cold.

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Facebook - Now Platform for Global Blue-Collar Job Postings/Applications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile job seekers can discover openings, auto-fill applications with their Facebook profile information, edit and submit their application, and communicate via Messenger to schedule interviews." Anyone associated with digital anything knows this: Job postings will increase traffic to your site - significantly.    So, it's no surprise that Facebook, the tireless digital hustler, has launched a version of LinkedIn.

2018 40

UpWork Joins Apple, IBM, et al. in ditching College Degree Requirement in Job Applications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Apple, IBM, and other major corporations, it has eliminated the requirement on applications for jobs inside the company for a college degree. UpWork, the global platform bringing together those needing something done and the gig experts who can do it, has made a telling move. Here it tells its own story in Fortune. One reason why it has adopted this policy is that setting up that kind of gate locks out much of the world's talent.

2019 43

Eighty-Sixed Job Application Form Asks My Date of Birth - Hell, I Will Never Be Hired

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the customized job application form for a content-creation gig with Eighty-Sixed that you have to fill out. No, I didn't complete the application. As you will notice, one required item to list is:  Date of Birth.    Here is the job description, as posted on Blogging Pro. As you will notice, the company's business is related to the video game industry.    Here is Eighty-Sixed's website.

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Artificial Intelligence - That Can Prevent Over-40 Job Applicants from Being Knocked Out of the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The findings of several recent research studies scream one thing: Workers in America are finished at 40, reports MarketWatch. Of course, there are exceptions to that. One had been mega celebrities such as Tom Brady, number 12 in the Patriots. When he is a free agent he will have his choice of plum opportunities. Another group who seem insulated from the brunt of age bias are brandname lawyers. They range from David Boies to Alan Dershowitz.

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A Sea of 700 Applicants--Yikes!

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Another nurse responded that in her hospital there were more than 700 applicants for one job. Which got me thinking.how do you stand out in a sea of 700 applicants? These are just a few ways you can stand out in that huge sea of applicants. job interviewing applicants LinkedIn audio interviewsLinkedIn(LI) is a wonderful online business networking website.

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College Application Essay: BigBiz for global ghostwriters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The personal essay required on applications to colleges takes the process beyond numerical formulas.    Since colleges are focused on having a mix of personalities, backgrounds, and intellectual interests in class, they pay careful attention to what this applicant can add to the diverse pool. One question I want to pose to McGinty is how the powers that be screen for essays not written by the applicants

2012 40

The "i" applications have it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game has shifted from the battle between old and new media to which has the best-configured "i" application.  The 'i" applications - their quality and cost - could be the acid test for which media survive and thrive and which go the way of those 1990s boom business publications such as RED HERRING.   Ham-handed approaches to that could end that media property or even pull down the whole parent company.

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Wonder Requires Date of Birth on Application for Contract Research/Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, what's puzzling is that the applications, which is clicked on, asked for your birthday. Here is the help-wanted posted on Pro-Blogger Jobs by Wonder. The contract assignment is to research and then write about a broad range of topics. In the help-wanted, Wonder positions and packages itself as a force field powered by the intellectually curious. Usually that is an age-neutral trait. One demonstrates it through the portfolio of clips.

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TLabs, Palo Alto, CA - Application for Research/Ghostwriting Job Requires Video Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, another reason I am not applying is that the application requires a one-way video interview. The research/ghostwriting job - full time - at TLabs only pays $2,000 to $3,000 a month and it is onsite in Palo Alto, California. That's a long way from the Midwest, where I am based. Here is the link to that. Video interviews, of course, showcase one's age. And, since I am over-50 my age probably isn't a plus in Palo Alto.

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Conservative Push-Back against Google, et al. - CA Judge Doesn't Toss Lawsuit Contending Bias Against Conservative Job Applicants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It remains stuck, at least for now, with a complaint contending systemic bias in hiring of conservative job applicants. It alleges that Google's hiring practices are biased against conservative applicants. Last week was a legally disappointing one for Google. The trouble is not just the litigation itself. It is also how its allegations can become a tipping point for rich and powerful conservatives to push back on Google. 

2019 40

Disruption: You Can Get the JD Online (but you better be smarter than the standard applicant)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given that the Socratic method had been standard in much of legal education, few anticipated that studying for the JD could take place primarily online. But that's what has been happening. As Abovethelaw reports, the Mitchell Hamline School of Law graduated its first online class. The students did most of the their studies online. In addition, the Syracuse School of Law started its online program this year. Those in it have higher LSAT scores than students in the brick and mortar program.

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Need a Remote for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation? There’s an App for That

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Business Tips Physical Presence PowerPoint Tips Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Sales Presentations Speaking Tips Technical Presentations Uncategorized Android Android Applications audience Cool Applications High Tech Gadgets iPhone iPhone Applications Phone Apps PowerPoint PowerPoint Remote presentation Public Speaking Stage Presence technical demosI work with many people who give PowerPoint presentations.

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"Doing a Carlson" - Will more employees/job applicants secretly record powers-that-be?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The employees and job applicants who read about Carlson's recordings might decide: Mmmmm, why don't I do that also. With her trusty iPhone, Gretchen Carlson had been secretly recording her conversations with her Fox boss Roger Ailes. That dates back to 2014. When Carlson had "enough" material, she contacted a law firm and filed a complaint. The lawsuit alleged sexual harassment. Her iPhone and the law firm were made hack-proof. Here you can read all about it.

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Personal Essay on College Applications: Ethics/legalities of ghostwriting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ambitious - both the parents and students - often hire organizations to plan the strategy for and then ghostwrite the personal essay for college applications.    The service is positioned as "coaching" and editing.    However, ghostwriters who have done this kind of work tell me that they go through the motions of guidance, then rewrite 80% of the content.    Is this ethical?    And should it even be made illegal?

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