The Forgetting Curve

  Working professionals regularly seek continuing education and professional development to enhance their skills and improve performance.  Senior leaders recognize the ROI on skills development training not only increases employee retention, but also employee job...

Role Play Coaching

Caroline Sposto, writer, actress, singer, and owner of Savvy Civility, is the essence of making communication work for you.  She has a unique specialty in role play coaching for conflict management, customer service, difficult conversations, sales calls and...

Sound + Movement Fitness Trend 2018

Sound with Movement While traditional yoga is all about the breath, Vocal Yoga is a new practice that incorporates sound with movement. As people flow through positions, a primal sound is added to the exhale. “As people mature, we tend to make less noise. Vocal Yoga...

Vocal Yoga

Have you ever experienced loss of breath or voice when asked to stand up and speak? Is your breathing shallow or does your voice quiver? Do you clear your throat in an attempt to turn on the voice? Speakers of all skill level experience common symptoms that can affect...

Accent Reduction

Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to share a wonderful client success story of Adam Bowles on Local Memphis Live: Memphis Speech Solutions Adam worked very hard to meet his goal of learning a universal accent for TV. As you (hopefully) heard in the post training...

Speak Your Mind

On my drive to see the Oscar nominated film La La Land last Friday, I read a bumper sticker, “Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.” As a speech pathologist, my natural inclination was to think about clients with whom I have had the pleasure of working with over...

Memphis Speech Solutions is Woman Owned

An important goal to grow Memphis Speech Solutions was to obtain the federal certification for woman owned small business.  It was no small task to gather the documents to submit a complete application.  Several months of awaiting the news of whether I would be...

Achieving Vocal Confidence

There has been debate among speech pathologists regarding the discrepancy between how we hear ourselves and how others hear us. The release of David Thorpe’s documentary, “Do I Sound Gay?” has given the topic new life. Thorpe, who is gay, reported feeling...

Cheers to 10 Years!

Celebrating 10 Years! Memphis Speech Solutions LLC celebrated 10 years of practice in 2015. Reflecting on how my business has grown and changed in the past decade has been humbling. In 2014, I began solely focusing on becoming THE speech and voice trainer for Memphis’...

Speaking Fears, Anxiety

As quoted by the famous Jerry Seinfeld, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket...