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How to Not Be Nervous Before a Presentation

Guess what? It’s totally normal to be nervous before a speech. Actually, it’s genetics! We are genetically programmed to be fearful of strangers & groups of people. Not so long ago, the chance of strangers trying to do you some harm was very likely. We hung out in tribes. Other tribes were competition. Yeah. So fight or flight is the …

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Hate the Sound of Your Voice? Here’s How to Make it Gorgeous!

Do you cringe when you hear your voice on a recording? Do you avoid listening to it at all costs? What does your voice sound like? Is it squeaky and thin? Have you ever said, “I hate my voice?” I Hate My Voice I did a twitter search for the hashtag #IHateMyVoice not even knowing it was a thing. There …

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Is Your Voice Good Enough for National TV?

My clients go on to do awesome things! Many of my clients are asked to be the voice-over for their firms’ video marketing. Even though they’re marketers & CEOs & lawyers, they end up doing commercials! It’s crazy amazing. You’re not stuck with the voice you hear on the recorder! The way your voice sounds impacts the way people perceive …

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How to Be a Persuasive Speaker-Are You Failing When You Need it Most?

Did you ever notice it’s easier to talk to your friend at happy-hour after work than it is to talk to someone on a first date? You’ve got all kinds of stories to share with your friend but sitting across the table from your date your mind draws a blank. You know you need to learn how to be a …

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body language fixes

Body Language Fixes You Need Right Now

I was introduced to a podcast called “Stuff You Should Know” on a recent epic road trip with my brother, Peter, & his family. He wanted me to hear an episode on Body Language knowing it was right up my alley. These two guys do a bunch of research on a topic & then discuss it on their podcast. Super …

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how to speak better

How to Speak Better: 3 Critical Steps

They are the number 1 requirement on nearly every job description. They become more & more critical as we climb the ladder within our firms. How are your communication skills? Be honest with yourself. Are you concise & convincing or do you ramble on? Do people love your ideas & act on them immediately or are you misunderstood or (God-forbid!) …

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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. …

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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. Art of Speaking …

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Speak better 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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Talk so people listen

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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