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Articulate: Make Music

I talk about individual components of articulation a lot. Making sure the vowels are centered and the consonants present and complete. Addressing cadence, melody, and meaning in Voicing to make sure phrases have Purpose. Still, I haven't written enough about…

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Disrupt: Fear Itself

What is Fear? Merriam Webster defines it as "a strong unpleasant feeling caused by being aware of danger or expecting something bad to happen." It is also one of the most important survival features a human being possesses. At issue…

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Observe: Re-Entry

I was just on vacation for a couple of weeks, camping with friends at a fairly large event. This morning, my Facebook feed has a pretty significant number of posts noting anxiety, dread, or general hesitation about returning to work…

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Rest And Digest

Observe: Rest and Digest

Transitions are so juicy. For a few hundred of my new closest friends and I, the transition of the day is exiting a conference and flying towards home, vacation, or more work. Much has been learned and said. People have…

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Acquire: Voices at Altitude

I am in Denver, CO for the National Speakers Association Influence conference.  Denver is the Mile High City, literally 5280ft above sea level.  Most everyone knows that altitude has physiological effects that impact health.  They might even know they should…

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Psoas And Surrounding Muscles

Repost: The Psoas

(2017) So this is the very first of a weekly installment where I will talk about crucial components of voice production and voice-body integration.  I was tempted to start in the vocal tract but it occurred to me that I…

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