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Articulate: Feeling

This morning, I have a story. Today, I attended a leadership breakfast for City Year. City Year is a non-profit tasked with supporting our schools through community service. One of the speakers was a Senior AmeriCorps Team Leader from City…

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Articulate: A Matter of Taste

How different should one pronounce 'where' and 'wear'? Is there a difference between 'bear' and 'bare'? It seems like these questions should have one answer, but they don't. There is no one, true American English diction. Variance in pronunciation is…

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Acquire: Balance

Yesterday, I read another article about how women are giving up their power by using vocal fry and upspeak. If you don't know those terms, just google, the media has decided that they are what is wrong with public speech.…

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Articulate: Filters

I saw Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera -- Truly an important production of a wonderful work of art. And, it was wonderful. What strikes me this morning is that I sat through three hours of an opera that…

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Articulate: Surprise

Our love of novelty is perhaps the most endearing and frustrating characteristic of the human-animal. But, since we can't change it we might as well engage it. Directing attention to your speech can be as simple as changing volume, using…

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