Do you ever feel so tired of talking that, by the end of the day, you don't want to say even one more word? If your work involves using your voice a lot (meeting with clients or customers, talking on the phone, making presentations, etc.), you may run into problems with vocal fatigue. Vocal … [Read more...] about Is Vocal Fatigue Affecting the Reliability of Your Voice?
It may surprise you to learn that being a little nervous before giving any type of speech, presentation or performance, can be a very good thing (assuming you don't get into panic mode, which requires more serious assistance than can be provided in this blog post). Being nervous means that you … [Read more...] about Some Good Reasons to Be Nervous before Speaking
I have a theory about gremlins. My theory is that all hardware and software come with gremlins, and that these gremlins like to come out to play with us during the following four situations: When we are learning something new; When we are in a hurry; When it's really important; and … [Read more...] about YIKES! The Gremlins Have Struck Again!
Sometimes mucking up a speech can turn out to be what my husband Saul calls a mistake in the right direction. As unbelievable as it seems, a major blooper in a speech can actually end up creating a positive result that is almost beyond the realm of imagination. Such a result occurred when … [Read more...] about A Mistake in the Right Direction
In my last blog post on 3 Tips on Over-Coming Your Fear of Public Speaking, I briefly alluded to the fact that well-handled goof-ups can make your remarks even more powerful and memorable. But, you are probably thinking, that is easier said than done. In the heat of the moment, one can sometimes … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Handling Public Speaking Goofs