Speaking with laryngitis? Don't whisper

The Eloquent Woman

The New York Times recently did some health fact-checking and looked at whether whispering is harmful to your voice , since people with laryngitis are often advised to avoid whispering, lest it further damage the vocal chords. While this isn't true for all speakers, the study's lead researcher recommends that you use “the voice you would use if you wanted to talk to somebody next to you without having other people in the room hear," rather than whispering.

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My First Internet Radio Interview

Speaking Of...

While many of you will be doing your holiday shopping, I'll be on air speaking with Jerry Kennedy, The Blog Whisperer, who has a new radio show about blogging. Saturday November 27, 2010 12 noon Eastern Time The Blog WhispererHope you'll be listening, either live or later to the recording. Have you made the leap to Internet radio? It's a wonderful Stage for speakers!

Nelson Mandela, 95 - Now belongs to the ages

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 As was whispered when another radical - Abraham Lincoln - died we can tearfully say, Nelson Mandela belongs to the ages. Nelson Mandela is no longer with us on earth, as a symbol of restrained, persistent defiance. He died at age 95. On a commercial note, Hollywood is bound to do well with the Mandel film biography to be released this holiday season. Branding careers Current Affairs Values

5 Steps to Turning Professional Envy Into Inspiration

Speaker Launcher

It is that ugly green-eyed monster that hops up on your shoulder and whispers in your ear, “Why aren’t I doing as well as that person?” I have clients that suffer from it. Heck, even I suffer from it from time to time. ” And then it gets you wondering, “That person is not as talented […]. The post 5 Steps to Turning Professional Envy Into Inspiration appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Get Energized! 5 Tips to Create Energy in Your Virtual Presentations

DeFinis Communications

If you love your cat you may even speak in a whisper so you don’t wake her up! This morning I was speaking to a client who has worked remotely for many years.

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Public Speaking Tip – energy

Pivotal Public Speaking

Energy comes in many colours and hues, from a whisper to a shout. The greatest asset any speaker can have is ENERGY. Some will define energy as passion, enthusiasm or “fire in the belly.&# With this fire, even a trivial message becomes compelling; without it, the most powerful message will fall unheard. We say “fire your purpose with passion. Run it through your principle-filter. Prepare. Practice. Then, present. The result will be enormous POWER.&# => [link]. public speaking

Facebook Is For Old People - So Says Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Zers do their social networking on Snapchat, Whisper, and Instagram. Members of Generation Z, reports Lindsay Stein in PR Week , view Facebook as for old people. To me, that's been long obvious because of all the photos of grandkids. Another key characteristic of this generation, whose members are 18 or under, is their entrepreneurial mindset. They have witnessed their family getting laid off from jobs.

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The Journalist and the Ghostwriter Enter the Bar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 A man whispers a tip about the mayor's race. After a steamy day on the hustling streets of Manhattan, the journalist and the ghostwriter enter the bar.   Everyone in the bar, including the bartender, calls out wild welcomes to the journalist.  One woman praised his article on corruption in local government.   No one belts out a greeting to the ghostwriter.  No one knows what the ghostwriter does.

Madame Clairevoyant Guides You for Week of February 17th - She's on the Money for Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A mischief-making voice whispers that the good-old-days will return. New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant has your back. Here is what she recommends for you for this week.    For me, she warns against the pull of nostalgia.

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Alex Kozinski - Everyone Has a Right to a Comeback, Right?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In short, the son contends the makers of the award-winning film "The Shape of Water" stole whatever from the father's play "Let Me Hear You Whisper."  Disgraced former Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit - Alex Kozinski - is back.    Law.com reports that his name appears, along with that of law firm Toberoff & Associates, on a brief presented to the Ninth Circuit.    The case involves the son of creative Paul Zindel.

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Rhetorical Devices: Epistrophe

Manner of Speaking

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes we can. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epistrophe (also known as Epiphora). Origin : From the Greek ????????? epistrofi), meaning “turning about&# or “upon turning&#. In plain English: Repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive sentences or clauses.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

The voice whisperer: This article on how public radio reporters find their voices has much to inform your speaking voice. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Speeches from Film: Henry V

Manner of Speaking

At times, he speaks in normal tone; at times his voice rises in a crescendo of emotion; at times he speaks in a whisper. William Shakespeare wrote many inspirational speeches for his different characters. One of the best known is the St. Crispian’s Day speech delivered by King Henry to his troops in the classic Henry V.

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Six Elements of Vocal Variety and How to Master Them Part 1- Volume

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

” “The human voice is capable of producing a broad range of intensity from a faint whisper to an ear-splitting scream, but most people only use a small part of that range.” ” Let’s say we measured this vocal range on a scale of 1-10 where 1 is a whisper, and 10 is the loudest roar you could produce. What is Vocal Variety? Vocal variety is just one of nine key components of effective speaking, but it is often ignored or misunderstood.

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Gen Z (with Gen Alpha not far behind) As The New Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why they are heavy users of temporary platforms such as Snapchat, Whisper, and Yik Yak. For both public relations and marketing Gen Z (those born since 1998) is a game-changer. And not far behind them is Gen Alpha, that is those born since 2010. In PR Week , Diana Bradley highlights some of the big bangs. At the top of the list is their caution about social networks. They don't want search engines to capture for years what they are saying today.

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Play big

Speak Schmeak

Even when using a microphone , you still need to project your voice; the microphone makes you louder, but if you're whispering or mumbling, it's only going to magnify your whispering or mumbling. I met with two clients this week who are both dealing with the same problem: playing small. Both clients are used to "talking with their hands" in regular conversation, but when they give a presentation, their gestures become restrained and tight.

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Yes, Those Silicon Valley Folk Still Use Snail Mail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Essentially, the former employer is alleging McKellar conducted whisper outreach contending financial fraud by the firm's leadership. The three lawsuits have all the bizarre twists and dramatic turns of a James Patterson mystery. The most recent is "McKellar v. Mithril Capital." " Filed by the venture capital firm's former general counsel Crystal McKellar it is a response to two earlier lawsuits against her filed by Mithril. 

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Do You Have a Speaking Tic?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I’ve seen a thousand tics over my years as a speech coach, and I’ve had a thousand people come up to me and point out someone else’s tic, usually in whispered tones, along with, “Can’t you fix them?”. Some people say “like” and “you know,” so often that you want to strangle them. Others say “um” often and enthusiastically. Some people swallow nervously and spasmodically. Some people let their voice swing up in pitch at the end of every sentence as if they were always asking questions.

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Play big

Speak Schmeak

Even when using a microphone , you still need to project your voice; the microphone makes you louder, but if you're whispering or mumbling, it's only going to magnify your whispering or mumbling. I met with two clients this week who are both dealing with the same problem: playing small. Both clients are used to "talking with their hands" in regular conversation, but when they give a presentation, their gestures become restrained and tight.

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Brown speaks and the BBC doesn't tell you what he says

Max Atkinson

On last night's BBC 10 o'clock News, there was another similar gem with political editor Nick Robinson standing on a balcony whispering about Gordon Brown's election strategy, while the PM himself was speaking, presumably about something else, to an audience down on the floor below (bottom left of the screen

Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

Humor Power

Kentucky: The Horse Whisperer. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones. Just ones they came up with using their creativity. The next contest is November 1, 2014. Here are the top lines from this month’s contest. ** FIRST PLACE **. OFFICIAL STATE BOOK.

2014 48

"Jason Is Gone," Vet Said: 48 hours of magical thinking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Within 10 minutes, the Vet whispered, "Jason is gone." Maybe if I go to my 12-step meeting, Jason will figure out things.  He will rally.  He will live to 21 or more.   That was the last bit of my 48 hours of magical thinking.  I wanted to give it my best shot. I drove 45 minutes to an out-of-way meeting in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.  Yeah, where Katherine Hepburn spent the last phase of her life.

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Dirty Talk: Titillating or Turn-Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There is a blurry line, but a line, between eliciting an erotic response with off-color whisperings and doing it so ineptly that one invites a slap in the face. We healthy sexual animals know that dirty talk can be titillating or a turn-off.    So our interest peaked when we read in THE DAILY NEWS that CNN legal analyst and THE NEW YORKER writer on subjects such as the U.S. Supreme Court allegedly talked dirty to a woman 15 years ago. 

Authenticity & Public Speaking - Tradition of the Baptist Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baptist pastors can go from almost a whisper to really belting it out. In public speaking, the holy grail right now is authenticity, that is, speaking from the soul. Yet, much of public speaking formal training and coaching focuses on tactics, not the inner programming which shapes the channel of transmission from one human being to another human being. In addition, too often, the instruction can be expensive.    So, what do you do?

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Going Deep in Your Niche with Elaine Froese

Speaker Launcher

Faith Today magazine has dubbed Elaine “Canada’s Farm Whisperer”. I always advise my clients to choose a specific topic and discuss the importance of letting your potential clients know exactly how you can serve them. Today I am thrilled to welcome Elaine Froese to The Wealthy Speaker Show. Elaine is a long-time friend, keynote speaker and lifelong farmer who will share her journey and explain why choosing a particular niche is a great idea.

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Competing against yourself

Speak Schmeak

As I've mentioned before about speaking in the " real world ," the way I've improved over time is by facing audiences who may or may not want to be there, handling technical difficulties, projecting my voice over whispering teenagers and clanking plates, crafting a presentation that meets the particular needs of a particular audience, answering uncomfortable questions, dealing with hecklers, and managing other factors that tend not to be present in a controlled environment like a competition.

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6 public speaking tips for your next protest rally speech

The Eloquent Woman

Yes, it may sound as if you're yelling, but this isn't the time for the nuanced whisper. With protests rising in number worldwide, public speakers need to dust off--or just learn for the first time--the skill of addressing a public protest rally. It's a particular form of public speech, and one we are apparently rusty at doing, based on some of the recent rallies I've seen.

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Conquer the fear of public speaking

Pivotal Public Speaking

The Christian in the arena whispered something to the lion. Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking. Let’s begin by hearkening back to a time when Romans considered it to be good sport to feed Christians to the lions. One day, the festivities had been going as usual when a strange thing happened. The lion then turned tail and slunk away. The crowd was amazed. The Emperor was impressed.

5 famous speeches by women that made secrets public

The Eloquent Woman

Betty Ford's 1975 speech to the American Cancer Society came at a time when admitting you had cancer just wasn't done in American society--it was whispered about, a source of shame. It's one thing to slip up and spill the beans in a conversation. But sharing a secret in a speech is a bold, risky and very public move. Rarely is it unplanned. On the contrary, each of these speakers had time to consider and decide upon a speech as the best opportunity to divulge her surprise.

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Reader question: What to do when the audience buzz distracts you

The Eloquent Woman

Take the time to come up with a quick one-liner or aside that will let the entire audience know that you can hear the whisperers, and get them to be quiet at the same time. "I I know this topic is controversial, but there's no need to whisper about it--I hope you all will be vocal when it's time for questions," or "People are really talking about this argument. Recently, I asked readers to share an answer to "What are you looking for here about public speaking?"

Are You Having a Mid-life Business Crisis?

Speaker Launcher

The Frog Whisperer: A 3-Step Approach to Finding Lasting Love was born out of crisis. It’s not uncommon for us to look outside the walls of our business and wish we were somewhere else. This is certainly what led to my own Mid-Life Business Crisis (MLBC). After 15 years in the speaking industry, I thought ”hey, I should do something different” That was what led me to believe that I could indeed straddle two lanes (which I could not) and write the Frog book.

May 13 - Give Mom Gift of Entrepreneurial Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Or she's a dog whisperer. Moms are ideally suited for entrepreneurship. That's because from the get-go of their child's birth, they are figuring things out. That's the essence of starting up a business: continually guessing what will be effective, including the idea itself, and quickly ruling out what isn't. This Mother's Day you can bring to her the dream of being an entrepreneur. That's the gift: opening a dream for her. She never has to act on it.

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What can a horse teach us about presenting better?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Today I went on a Horse Whispering taster day with Debby Reilly from Understanding Equus and Lynne Ewer-Carrington from Challenge Manager. To be honest I went because I was both curious and sceptical about what I could learn from a “horse trainer&# but by the end of the day I was convinced. So what did I learn and how is it relevant to us as presenters or public speakers? Lesson 1: If you want the horse to follow your lead you have to win his attention!

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Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

I tell students that they can do this technique anywhere: In the car, and even at the speaking venue (I say, “Hold up your notes and whisper and people will think you’re practicing.”). While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. Please enjoy this post by Ellen Bremen, M.A., professor in the Communication Studies department at Highline Community College.

Another masterpiece from 3 years ago with loads of 3 Part Lists composed by Wobbly Williams

Max Atkinson

You are hearing whispers of a better future from people who are faceless. The whisperers exist. 15 MARCH 2011 Results of the defend a doomed dictator speechwriting competition In case you''re wondering what this is all about, you can catch up on the details here: Defend a doomed dictator speechwriting competition The speeches Doomed dictator Twitter challenge: the sound bite winners Results And the (first-past-the-post) winner is. Julien Foster for speech D (see below). Second is.

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How to Make Your Speech More Memorable - Part 2

Successful Speeches Blog

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes, we can. In my last post, I touched on three ways to make your speeches more memorable. I also promised you I would blog about three more methods you can use. Here they are: Repetition: There are two ways you can use repetition to create hooks that your audience will remember. You can repeat a word or catch-phrase at key moments throughout the speech.

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Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Glaser and Mary Fisher convention speeches on HIV/AIDS

The Eloquent Woman

Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all." Count how many times she compares the "whisper" or "quiet" surrounding HIV to the "voice," messenger," and "call" that she hopes will replace them. Election season can bring out the big speakers, and 20 years ago it was two women who commanded the national stages. Their topic was HIV/AIDS, and the speakers were Elizabeth Glaser and Mary Fisher.

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Dial it back, speakers: When you *don't* need extra emphasis

The Eloquent Woman

So you can whisper, if you want to.as When coaching speakers at TEDMED or for TEDx conferences, I often find myself asking them to take off a few layers of emphasis. As my fellow TEDMED coach Peter Botting likes to say, "Your delivery is like writing with all caps, bold, italic, and underscore all at the same time!" What does that look and sound like?

2016 52

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women"

The Eloquent Woman

Directly, that is to say, I took my pen in my hand to review that novel by a famous man, she slipped behind me and whispered: "My dear, you are a young woman. British author Virginia Woolf has always been a muse of mine. As a woman writer, her A Room of One's Own provided me with inspiration and courage, as well as a sense of the barriers women face.

Thought Leadership - Encourage Less Thinking, More Experiencing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She whispered in my ear, "You will have as much memory as you need." The headline of a popular article in The Wall Street Journal reads, "Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong." " It is by Anne Tergesen. Here  you can read it. And here is an amazing opportunity for thought leaders to encourage less thinking and more experiencing. That is, you can help human beings to have the confidence and courage to figure things out.

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12 famous speeches by women on disability

The Eloquent Woman

She used the theme of "whispers" about AIDS in a speech that is widely considered one of the best of the 20th century. In The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women , disability is a recurring theme. Talking about mental and physical limits--and possibilities--is one important role these speakers have in common. Demonstrating what speakers with disabilities can do is another, for many in this collection.

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How to Read Others’ Body Language (Is Body Language Really Necessary? - II)

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   At first, your unconscious will only whisper its information to you, and it will do that slowly.  In the first blog in this series I recommended turning over your body language chores – monitoring your own body language and others’ – to your unconscious mind.    Here are 3 easy steps to accomplishing the second half of that – monitoring others’ body language.    I’ll cover how to handle your own body language in subsequent blogs.