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Angela Catterns, Voice Lesson 3

Michael Kelly “Where do people let themselves down when speaking?” Angela Catterns “I believe you can work on (developing) your voice. I think that a quiet voice is a disadvantage. I think you have to project – you don’t have to shout – it’s important to speak with confidence, so people are be able to hear you, otherwise what’s the point?

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Angela Catterns, Voice Lesson 2

Michael Kelly Do you have any warm-up activities for your voice? Angela Catterns I always warm-up in the car on the way to work. First I just free up the muscles in my face and my mouth. Then I go through all the vowels (a, eh, ee, ah, oo). Then I do a really ridiculous thing, that I don’t know where I picked it up from.

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Choice Voice Lesson 1, Bob Carr

Michael Kelly “Bob, if you had to choose three lessons on what makes a great speaking voice, what would those lessons be?” Bob Carr “I think the first lesson is to separate yourself from the text and look the audience in the eye . . . and that animates a voice.

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“Titles come from above”

Recently I was re-listening to a leadership podcast. Renown United States football coach, Lou Holtz was being interviewed. In the podcast Holtz relayed an interaction he had when he was first installed at head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.

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Key Acronyms & their meanings

DBAE, TOYF, SODA, VAK, IDP. These acronyms are often used in my sales presentation and business pitch client work. Recently a participant in a workshop wanted to have ready access to the meanings of these acronyms. Below are a list of the acronyms, what they stand for and how they can be applied.

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“I can’t hear you”

Yesterday I attended a networking breakfast. In turn, all of the 50 small business owners stood briefly to introduce themselves and their respective businesses. I was keen to hear each person’s message, but over 30% of the people who spoke, talked too softly or indistinctly for me to hear them clearly.

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