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I’m very excited to be invited to present and the 2016, annual VASTA (Voice & Speech Trainers Assoc.) conference in Chicago this week. If you can’t make an appointment, that’s why! Hope to see you after 8/15. I always return from our conferences with new methods, exercises and even more enthusiasm, and I can’t wait to share the good stuff with my clients. https://vastaconference2016.sched.org/speaker/cherylbrinkley
Upping your game, raising your profile, demonstrating leadership, sharing your passion… TED Talks has increased awareness that great public speaking is often a big component of an essential skill set for success. Your body (voice, speech, breath, energy, gesture, expression, movement) is a primary piece of business equipment. Have you learned to really use it? TED Talks speakers hire coaches, and you can, too. Check out this Forbes article B. Vocal coaching can help you get to the next level in your career.
B. Vocal clients are shown how to aspire to dialect/accent free, Standard American Pronunciation. But language constantly changes. And is talking about standards in communication somehow classist? As your personal coach, I’ll always offer you the range of possible pronunciations and tell you honestly how some pronunciations might be judged. You make informed choices according to your style and your audience, image and communication needs. Most important is speaking with a natural, released vocal tone and clear diction. If changes in English interest you, check out this article from The … Read More
About 1/3 of B.Vocal clients are ESL speakers from all over the world. You are valued, respected and welcomed. B. Vocal LLC, a member of MetroIBA (Buy Local Twin Cities), proudly posts this sign, created by fellow member, Common Roots Cafe. Feel free to download and post.
Helping business professionals improve voice, speech, communication presence and delivery is the service and passion that drew Cheryl Moore Brinkley from the stage to create B. Vocal. An alum of Ithaca College, she was recently interviewed by the Ithaca College (IC) View, about how following one’s path can lead to previously unimagined career change and success.
How will you celebrate WORLD VOICE DAY today, April 16, 2015? Be vocal any way you can. Sing, speak, shout! As a client said in today’s coaching, “This work is ‘pan-relevant’!” Healthy voice, expression, and effective communication connectedness is holistic and joyous. Here are some great resources.
Do you have Vocal Fry? Uptalk? Natalie Nyhus asks Cheryl to explain how bad vocal habits can hurt a woman’s career. View the full interview at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/06/11/vocal-fry-may-be-a-new-trend-but-it-could-hurt-your-career/
April 16th is World Voice Day. How will you celebrate with your unique instrument? I suggest starting off with some humming, then sing a song or recite something fun out loud. I started today by “rapping” Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Really! Yes, I cracked myself up, but now my voice and speech consonants are nicely warmed-up. Don’t know how to play with your speaking voice? Schedule a free phone consult with Cheryl: https://www.timetrade.com/book/XJ17K For more resources, check out the official WVDay site: http://world-voice-day.org/
Can Voice & Speech Coaching help you succeed? I was recently touched to receive this beautiful email from a former client, who has given me permission to share her story. Decide for yourself: –“I wanted to share an experience with you that made me thank my lucky stars again that I was able to have your training and mentorship as part of my life a couple of years ago. I was asked to speak at my company’s national sales meeting that took place at the beginning of January, which was a … Read More
Cheryl was interviewed on a Google+ Hangout by Paulino Brener of Social Media Travelers in January of 2013. View to get Cheryl’s 5 practical tips for how to look good on a self-made video.