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Speaking with laryngitis? Don't whisper

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Use the Evernote clip button, above, to save this post in an Evernote notebook. vocal issues the healthy speaker laryngitis

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?”

Remarkable, inspiring interview with Cesar Millan

Presentation Zen

show ( Dog Whisperer ), but I did not realize what an incredible story he. The other day, while surfing the net on the bullet train to Tokyo, I.

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. Did you miss?

Facebook Is For Old People - So Says Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Zers do their social networking on Snapchat, Whisper, and Instagram. To me, that's been long obvious because of all the photos of grandkids.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Recently, I asked readers to share an answer to "What are you looking for here about public speaking?" Do you pause? Comment on it? Ignore it?

My Biggest Blunders of 2011

Speaker Launcher

If I had my time back, I would start blogging 3 years before launching “The Frog Whisperer” (a book on love and dating). link].

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5 famous speeches by women that made secrets public

The Eloquent Woman

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.

Results of the defend a doomed dictator speechwriting competition

Max Atkinson

You are hearing whispers of a better future from people who are faceless. The whisperers exist. Julien Foster for speech D (see below). Second is. Bryn Williams for speech F (see below). What clinched it for Mr Foster was that his final line made all three judges (and me) laugh. They were both funny and just plausible enough.

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. Just kidding.

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. I really wanted a change of scenery. We’re. link].

The Show Must Go On.

Speak and Deliver

That''s the first time I was given the advice not to whisper, as it would hurt my voice. Decision time. Cancel, and go home? Or tough it out?

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Acting vs. Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Have you ever watched a speaker and wondered if he knew you were even in the room? To start, you're on a stage, already separated from your audience.

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 ????????? 15 March 1965.

Toastmasters Friday: It's a Lab - Experiment!

Speak and Deliver

One of the biggest pet peeves I have about people going through their manuals in Toastmasters is their penchant for perfection - on their first try!

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.

Three traps when using images in your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Make them talk or sing out loud or let them whisper. My post Presentation Images: Are you making these mistakes? sparked many wise comments.

Talk About the Talk: Ann Davison's remembrance of Rod Durham

The Eloquent Woman

I could imagine him whispering, “You go girl!” (Editor's note: Ann Davison, who chairs Burson-Marsteller's U.S. How did you prepare?

Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

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.

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?

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.

Observational Humor — Case Study # 114

Humor Power

She came over, and whispered in my ear: Will you be my bowling partner? Here is another look at an Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We’ll look at what set up the jokes, then we’ll look at the jokes themselves, and finally we’ll take a brief look at what made the jokes work. ” 3.

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.     1.    Is she lying? 

Doomed dictators speechwriting competition: the judges & the speeches

Max Atkinson

You are hearing whispers of a better future from people who are faceless. The whisperers exist. I accept full responsibility for this.

Stillness: A Speaker's Place of Power

Speak and Deliver

If the angled movement is planned for a specific line, it can also be a strong way to use your voice to climb up our down to an appropriately loud or stage whisper crescendo. Who's Your Favorite Karate Kid? Last week I watched an excellent speech on the benefits of Karate. First, it keeps us on guard. Right to Left is their Left to Right.

The Journalist and the Ghostwriter Enter the Bar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 A man whispers a tip about the mayor's race.  One woman praised his article on corruption in local government.

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." Her speech directly condemns the George H.W. Leave them with one idea.

July 12for12 Challenge: Get Creative With Your Voice

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Right? 12for12 Voic

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. Prepare. Practice. Then, present.

Play big

Speak Schmeak

I met with two clients this week who are both dealing with the same problem: playing small. To put it plainly, they're holding back. What's that?

Play big

Speak Schmeak

I met with two clients this week who are both dealing with the same problem: playing small. To put it plainly, they're holding back. What's that?

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. That's what Google wants.

Learning a Script: Lessons from Road #1

Speak and Deliver

Last and First - speak the script aloud (even if you whisper it) right before you go to bed and first thing when you wake up. Excellent Points!

Competing against yourself

Speak Schmeak

Steve Pavlina has a great post here about competing in a Toastmasters humor speech contest. The competition pushes me to do my best."

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

"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.

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. The next contest is November 1, 2014.

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.  Supreme Court allegedly talked dirty to a woman 15 years ago.    No no no. 

The Economist & Donald Trump - They share cocky tone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No slouch when it comes to providing an opinion bundled in certitude and wit, The Economist has been hammering Donald Trump. That was then.