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You had me at “hello”

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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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Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Improve your voice over the holidays

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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.

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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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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 [.].

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 [.].

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Day 30 – Practical Application Journal

Kate's Voice

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

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

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

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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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 [.].

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 [.].

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 [.].

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 [.].

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

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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, [.].

Public Speaking Tips…for Navigation Systems

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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 [.].

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 [.].

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

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I work with many people who give PowerPoint presentations. And no matter how experienced they are, invariably a few of them forget to bring (or don’t own) a remote control for advancing their PowerPoint slides.

How to Elevate your Pitch or Presentation? Ascend to the Cloud!

Presentation Guru

… Software Technology featured Google Slides PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative presentation technology Prezi Web-based applicationsIt seems that everything is going up ‘into the Cloud’ these days, even PowerPoint.

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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. 

Social Intelligence: Job applicants can be knocked out of box for lack of digital common sense

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Startup Social Intelligence digs deep into social media to retrieve both positive and negative information about job applicants, then hands that over to employers.    The issues involved range from privacy to the legality of using such data to disqualify applicants for jobs. 

Hubstaff Application for Content Creator/Editor Requires Date of Birth

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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.

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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.

9 Public Speaking Tips from a Slam Poet

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Adobe Spark is a suite of applications designed by Adobe System to help people create and share stories with graphics and videos. It looks like a great tool and I plan to investigate it. To learn more, and to try … Continue reading → Delivery Guest Posts Adobe Spark pacing Pages Matam pauses tone voice

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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.  One question I want to pose to McGinty is how the powers that be screen for essays not written by the applicants

Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances

Pivotal Public Speaking

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Make Sure Everybody Knows Company's Social Media Rules.

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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.

Research Linking Longevity to No-Sex - Will Catholic Church Have Surge of Nun Applications?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, the Roman Catholic Church could have a surge of applicants wanting to become nuns. So that may be it: Nuns tend to live longer because their lives are sex-free. And, hey, that could explain why fast-living celebrities die young.).

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.

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.

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

"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.

Older Applicant, Younger Employer/Client: Yes, sweat the small stuff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Great Generational Divide is increasingly tipped in favor of those under-50.    Members of Generation X and Y are not only the new power players, that is can hire us Baby Boomers or assign us their accounts. They are also the ones who are reading the current environment right. 

Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Enterprise applications with consumer grade user experiences. Yes, it is true that Enterprise Applications, even employee facing applications, have been trying to catch up with B2C consumer facing applications and websites. Enterprise applications have a long development cycle (in general) and find it hard to integrate rapid design and iterate cycles. At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Let’s see how I did.

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What you miss when you print slides using the default settings

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2007, choose Application button> Print and click Preview in the Print dialog box. Here are the steps in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010 for just the current presentation: Choose Application button or File> Print.

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What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

Many people will be familiar with the most popular presentation applications such as PowerPoint, Prezi and Keynote, with plenty of other lesser known apps available.… At Presentation Guru, we continuously try and keep our audience updated with the newest technology available.

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"The Good Wife" - Will Fall programming feature Prop 8 application?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon enough "The Good Wife" will start its second season.    Scripts aren't cast in concrete.    So there's a chance that the firm will get a case of a same-sex couple struggling for the right to marry.    Yeah, then Alicia, Will, and Diane can apply the thinking of the end of Proposition 8.