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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.

2014 213

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 […].

2014 116

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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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

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

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. [.].

2011 144

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 [.].

2011 147

Natural Vocal Variety: The roles you say

Kate's Voice

Practical application Speaking vocal delivery vocal power delivery role-playing vocal image vocal varietyI recently re-Read a post from earlier in the year by gavin on Makeapowerfulpoint.com …saved in my Evernote notebook. Have I told you how much I love Evernote?!)The The post asks, “which speaker type are you?” and lists 6 types of speakers, with notes on the strengths and weaknesses of each. I agree that we all [.].

2012 109

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 [.].

2012 107

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

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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 [.].

2010 100

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 [.].

2009 100

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 [.].

2009 100

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, [.].

2009 100

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 [.].

2009 100

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 [.].

2009 100

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

2010 100

Your College Application Essay - The 4 Musts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Admissions committees frequently take the essay part of your college application packet seriously.

2018 52

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. 

2015 65

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.

2016 65

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."

2018 52

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.

2018 52

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.

2016 56

A Sea of 700 Applicants--Yikes!

Speaking Of...

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

2012 52

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.

2016 61

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.).

2017 52

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.

2010 43

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

2012 52

"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.

2016 43

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

DeFinis Communications

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

2010 40

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.

2017 64

OTR Global - Why did it allegedly toss my application within several hours?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It would help me in future applications to know that.  This is a public service to all those who have invested time - and hope - in applying for freelance and full-time jobs and didn't perceive those applications as processes with due care. In this brutal marketplace, sometimes we just gotta ask why.    That question, posed in a public forum, might help organizations recruit differently. 

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