Blog: Speech Tips

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 »

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 »

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 »