The Voice Lady

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When Nervousness Makes Your Voice Quiver in Public Speaking

13th April 2011
Nothing is more embarrassing for a speaker than to be plagued with a voice that quivers, shakes, or skips an octave when standing at the lectern or the head of the conference table. It is a problem for many people and can easily be eliminated by taking co... Read >

Does a Seductive Voice Matter?

28th January 2011
If the numbers are correct and 37% of the image you project is the sound of your speaking voice, then without a doubt, having a seductive voice that exudes warmth and sensuality is a plus. For both men and women, deeper voices are much more attractive to ... Read >

How to Address an All-Male Audience

10th January 2011
While it is definitely easier to speak to female audiences, you can have as much success with male audiences if you understand the differences between the two. In addition, knowing the makeup of the particular male audience you are addressing will be to y... Read >

Valley GirlEse Doesn\\\\\\\'t Sell -- Professionalism Does

17th August 2010
Recently, I had the opportunity of working with a group of young professionals in a corporate workshop on voice and presentation skills. Comprising six women and one man, the group was under 30 years of age except for one woman who was 32. Smart, savvy, o... Read >

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made in Public Speaking

29th June 2010
I recently had the opportunity to hear a world-renowned public speaker and was surprised as well as disappointed by his delivery. While his message was excellent, his means of delivering that message would have gotten him a C- in my college public speakin... Read >

The Value of a Smile in Public Speaking

15th December 2009
Imagine standing at the lectern. You see the many smiling faces of those in your audience. Your countenance, however, says anything but that you are glad to be there. While you may not be thrilled at the prospect of giving that speech or presentation, if ... Read >

Get Your Voice Out of Your Throat and Let Your Chest Do Your Talking

09th August 2009
Through the years, I have been amazed at how many people are totally unaware that they have a richer, warmer, resonant, and even sexier speaking voice inside. Most people believe that the voice they are using out of habit is something they cannot change. ... Read >

When the Pause Becomes Ineffective in Public Speaking

17th June 2009
The other day I heard a speaker who was very dynamic in his delivery except in one respect. He paused too often and for too long. Without a doubt, pausing is one of the most important characteristics of good public speaking: pausing that is excessive or p... Read >

Tone in Public Speaking -- What Does Yours Convey?

27th March 2009
That which makes the voice truly interesting to listen to is color; the life, animation, the emotion you express in speaking. Among the characteristics that make for colorful speaking are speed, force, pacing, pause, inflection, emphasis, and tone. All ar... Read >