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Articulate: Clear as Mud

What if you chose the clearest path to what you need to say? Without reaching for a metaphor or imagery of any type. What if you didn’t try to make it funny, or deflect it?

Communication is funny in this way. We want to say something, but we avoid just saying it. Perhaps this is because we believe someone will be offended or take it the wrong way. Or maybe, we feel uncertain about what we saying. Whatever the reason, clarity is still the best option.

You can be clear and be kind. You can be clear and be measured. You can even be clear and funny, creative, or evocative. Clarity is about making sure that your intention is not buried in your delivery.

Ultimately, you only need three things. To know your audience, understand your intention, and deliver your message in alignment with your whole self.


This Friday at 12:30 pm EDT, Gina will be live on FB. These will be short voice alignment sessions aimed at voice skills building. Watch it on the GROW Voice FB page. I hope to see you there.


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 www.growvoice.com.

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