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Acquire: Keep it Moving

This week, I attended a panel discussion. I noticed that the speakers were actively breathing for speech -- amazing. Then I noticed something else, a pattern. Inhale, speak, hold, inhale, hold, speak. For the cheap seats in the back by…

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Acquire: Presence

Presence is a funny concept. Most of us think we know what it means. All of us hope we have it. Dictionary.com defines it as the ability to project a sense of ease, poise, or self-assurance, especially the quality or…

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Acquire: Smile

Being asked to smile is among my least favorite things. That said, the upward movement of a smile can add a lift to the tone of your voice. Luckily, you don't have to keep smiling to reap the benefits. The…

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Acquire: Passion

I attended a panel discussion last night where all of speakers were dynamic and knowledgable . Sadly, only one of them was consistently a good speaker. He didn't necessarily have the best vocal tone, or the most dynamic range. What…

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Acquire: Listen

We all know that listening skills are important. Some of us believe ourselves to BE good listeners. Still, you can find yourself wondering about details that were definitely discussed in a meeting or on the speaking side, you notice a…

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Acquire: Ease

Our voices can be a bit sticky in the morning. Personally, I awake closer to a baritone than a mezzo and those are the good days. Somedays, the voice just feels scratchy or sounds rough. That first glass of water…

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Gina Razon Boston Public Speaking Coach

Acquire: Pronoun Power

This week the Merriam Webster dictionary added a meaning for the pronoun "they." They added --used to refer to a single person whose¬†gender identity¬†is nonbinary-- This was pretty big news. Sadly in came just a day after the AP had…

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