Public Speaking

speak better with a magnetic voice

Speak Better with a Magnetic Voice

In the last article we talked about front resonance vs back resonance. That you have to place the focus of air vibration over the back of your tongue instead of in the front of your mouth. And you were like, “What the heck is Ita talking about!?” I’m talking about using a magnetic voice!The use of front resonance is all bad. It …

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find your true voice

Find Your True Voice

You’re probably really good at what you do, but maybe everyone doesn’t know the full extent of it. When you find your true voice, you can get your message out there when it matters most. Scroll down to the Find Your True Voice section if you want to skip the background & go straight to the techniques. 4 Definitive Techniques …

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the ultimate trick to getting rid of your accent

The Ultimate Trick to Getting Rid of Your Accent

For 20 years, I’ve been giving people completely Standard American English accents in a relatively short time. (Usually less than 10 sessions.)  For some reason, I’m still reading articles claiming that you can’t get rid of your accent unless you’re very young. (FYI, my oldest client was 82!) Do you want to know how to get rid of your accent? …

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how to speak during presentations

How to Speak Better During Presentations

Chances are the way you’ve been trying to improve your speech has been doing more harm than good. For 20 years, people have been coming to me to improve their speech.  Their goals are to be crystal clear, highly influential, and very confident during speaking situations. They want to speak better. Almost always people think the solution is to improve …

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Accent Reduction with Ita Olsen

Accent Reduction is Just a Keyword

I notice on my social media accounts that occasionally people become offended when they hear the words, “Accent Reduction” or “Obtain an American Accent.”  I get that.  I don’t want people to blend in.  People shouldn’t all be the same.  That’s what “accent reduction” implies, right? You can speak with an American accent and not sound like everyone else! Get …

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Obtaining an American Accent is Not What You Think

Yes, you can get rid of your accent & obtain a standard American accent. The debate as to whether you can obtain an American accent is over.  It’s easy. But you’re probably doing it wrong. Have no fear! We’ll straighten this right up 🙂 How to Obtain an American Accent Don’t over-articulate. Contrary to popular belief, don’t move your face and …

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what crimes are getting you interrupted, micromanaged and igonred

What Crimes are Getting You Interrupted, Micromanaged & Ignored?

Lots of clients come to me because they aren’t taken seriously at work.  They report that they’re very often interrupted in meetings. They frequently stay quiet when they have brilliant ideas to share.  Or their ideas are overlooked for someone else’s. They wanted to learn to talk so people listen. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant wrote a fantastic article called …

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persuasive speaking with ita olsen

Get What You Want With More Persuasive Speaking–Pt. 2

We need to be highly persuasive to get what we want and need out of life. Especially in our very competitive environment. My prior post discusses what may be making you less persuasive. Are you looking for a new job and need to interview? Are you wanting to convince someone to go out with you? I am going to show …

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