Speak Your Mind

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...
Memphis Speech Solutions is Woman Owned

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...
Achieving Vocal Confidence

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...
Cheers to 10 Years!

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...
Speaking Fears, Anxiety

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...
Know Your Vocal Volume

Know Your Vocal Volume

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...
Learn New Speech Skills

Learn New Speech Skills

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...