Sound + Movement Fitness Trend 2018

By | February 20, 2018

Sound with Movement

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 is an hour of letting our... Read More »

Vocal Yoga

By | November 28, 2017

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 the... Read More »

Accent Reduction

By | July 17, 2017

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 audio clip, Adam has... Read More »

Speak Your Mind

By | January 25, 2017

Speak up don't be afraid

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 the... Read More »

Memphis Speech Solutions is Woman Owned

By | December 09, 2016


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 certified was equally challenging.  On November... Read More »

Achieving Vocal Confidence

By | October 13, 2016

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 uncomfortable with his voice. He stated, “I feel... Read More »

Cheers to 10 Years!

By | January 12, 2016

10 years image

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’ top executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs,... Read More »

Speaking Fears, Anxiety

By | October 21, 2015

Public 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 than doing... Read More »

Know Your Vocal Volume

By | September 21, 2015

What do you do when someone says, “I can’t hear you!  Speak up!” a. Yell b. Adjust your vocal volume for the situation c. Do nothing (that person obviously cannot hear) Answer: B Few of us are intuitively aware how to modify our voice volume in everyday situations.  However, many of... Read More »

Learn New Speech Skills

By | February 17, 2015

Learn new speech skills Throughout my work in speech language pathology, I am often approached by individuals who express a desire to improve their speech and business communication skills. Recently, a successful and well-connected business owner shared with me his lifelong speech concerns and fears that it was too late to change. ... Read More »