How to Sound Like Morgan Freeman–In 4 Steps

“I learned in school that most people speak in a higher register than normal because of tension. So the trick is to relieve the tension.” –Morgan Freeman He’s right, you know. Most people use a much higher and tinnier sound than they were designed to do. It’s because we hold a great deal of physiological tension in our throats. It …

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Online Speech Training Makes You Clear & Persuasive

Yes, we’re working from home suddenly. Well, actually I’ve been working from home for quite a while mostly. It’s not so bad if you like the people you live with. And if you don’t, you better have one heck-of-a-large house! Online speech training is what I do. About 4 or 5 times a year, I go into corporations and train …

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Being a Great Communicator can be Rocket Science and It’s Okay

It’s crazy how many people think they’re unique. Granted, each individual is unique in millions of ways. But not when it comes to communicating with others. We all suffer from the same speech & communication problems; the vast majority share the same emotions. But each client describes their speech issues as if they’re the only ones who have them. Get …

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How to Stop UpSpeak

Upspeak or uptalk (2 terms for the same thing) are getting lot’s of press lately. Some people are being “criticized” for using it. Some people seem to be feeling discriminated against for being criticized for using upspeak. Either way, if you want to be perceived as a confident, believable person, you’ll want to learn how to stop upspeak. It’s pretty easy, just …

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How to Improve Your Communication Skills at Work

What is the most critical skill you can have to get ahead at work? Hands down, it’s your communication skills. Your communication skills impact everything you do at work. How many times have you told your idea in a meeting, and no one seemed to understand? Then Janet down the end there said the same thing and gets praise? Have …

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How to Answer Difficult Questions Like a Genius

As we strive for tremendous success in our lives, we will often find ourselves on the receiving end of tough questions.  They can come unexpectedly, and we often need to think on our feet. For instance, When people call you out of the blue and demand answers. Or when you’re in an interview, and you get hit with a question …

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What Not to Say to a Grieving Person

I lost my dad in 2017. September 29, 2017. It was a hellish time for me and my family. I got a text from my brother John. “We’ve got dad in an ambulance. Think he’s had a stroke.” So I flew to Chicagoland. Went to the hospital everyday. We all took turns sleeping there. Just waiting for him to wake up. Some …

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