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Mind the Gap: Connecting Speech

Acquire: Mind the Gap

There is a space between you (and your goals) and any group of people that you are trying to engage. Many of us perceive the gap, it is at the heart of the anxiety some feel when voicing in public. I’d like you to consider just observing the gap, maybe even trying to define it objectively rather than subjectively.

If, for example, the gap between myself and an audience were full of animosity or hostility that would truly be daunting. But if that gap was instead a bit empty — requiring trust, good data, and confidence on my part to jump it, then that is possible. That is a gap that can be closed.

As you approach these seemingly vast chasms, how are you interpreting the gap between you and “them.” How can you reframe that interpretation in order to make the jump?

Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay.  She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user.  Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker.  For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit

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