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Uptalk: A Part of Women’s Nature – Really?

We hear it every day. We hear it on news stations both on radio and TV. We hear it in conversation. We hear it at work. And, it is driving me crazy! You may do it yourself and not know … Continue reading
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The Problem May Not Be Your English – The Problem May Be Your Diction

Many of my clients speak English as a second language, initially contacting me because they are not being understood when they speak. Of course, they question if their English skills are lacking. In 99% of the cases, I have found … Continue reading
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Voice Training: Hate Hearing Yourself on Your Voicemail?

There is no doubt about it. Most people not only dislike hearing themselves on recording equipment, but they also don’t want to believe what they hear. The unfortunate truth about what you hear on your voicemail, camcorder, or some other … Continue reading
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Attention Mumblers: Speaking Clearly Is Easier Than You May Think

One of the biggest frustrations when trying to communicate with those who mumble is the fact that we, the listeners, cannot understand their diction. What generally results is that we will ask that oft-repeated question, “What did you say?” Recently, … Continue reading
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When Your Inflection Sounds Like That of a Valley Girl

The other day I watched an interesting documentary on military planes and the man describing the different parts of the plane ended every single sentence on the up-swing. What this means is that the inflection he used with every statement … Continue reading
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A Great Exercise for Eliminating Nasality

There is no question that excessive nasality, also known as hypernasality, can be like nails on a blackboard. Just listen to Fran Drescher for any great length of time and you may find that her whiny, nasal sound becomes quite … Continue reading
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