Tips & Resources
Cheryl shares articles, videos, links, audio and more to support existing clients and entice new ones. Explore and enjoy!
Ever wonder what factors besides your resume and qualifications affect your chances of being hired or promoted? A company has created a way of analyzing prospective employees’ voices to see if they’re the right fit for a job. Voice production can be trained to sound the way you want to be heard/perceived. Read the article here.
Is it just a passing hoarseness or should you see a voice teacher, SLP or ENT? Just want some tips to keep your voice healthy? Here’s a great resource from the National Center for Voice and Speech.
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/
My client, artist & educator Sheri Klein, has just opened her online store: http://www.voixlart.com . Sheri has created beautiful silk scarves printed from the voice frequency graphs of spoken, affirmative statements. You can wrap one around your throat chakra as you release your authentic voice.
This Harvard Review article offers several great tips for perfecting your all-important elevator speech. One point not mentioned is: Deliver your speech in a modulated, resonant tone of voice to make a great connection with your listener and sound grounded & confident. If you’re not sure how to do that, Voice & Speech coaching can help. You’ve got 15 to 30 seconds to deliver… GO! http://blogs.hbr.org/dowling/2009/05/how-to-perfect-an-elevator-pit.html?goback=%2Egde_77377_member_261882927
All my Voice & Speech clients know the benefits of practicing the “Moses Supposes” exercise to get the jaw open and the lips forward. Feel like trying it? Here’s some help from the stars of Singin’ in the Rain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tciT9bmCMq8#at=111
This article contains a list of supposedly impressive vocabulary words. If you choose to use them, do you know how to pronounce them correctly? Some need really refined articulation skills to pull them off. Cheryl at B. Vocal can help you make a great verbal impression every time. http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/993917/100-words-that-instantly-make-you-sound-smarter
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.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323735604578440851083674898.html?mod=e2fb#project%3DHOWYOUREALLYTALK0423%26articleTabs%3Darticle This article from the Wall Street Journal offers new evidence that tone of voice can greatly affect one’s career, and it also advocates getting voice coaching. There’s also a fun graphic, showing different types of vocal sound, aligning with a celebrity.
B. VOCAL invites you to celebrate World Voice Day on April 16th, 2015, by warming up your voice and speech. Join Cheryl in this easy, 5-minute warm-up to help you release your best voice. Our intrinsic, naturally human way of communicating is vocal. We can learn signing and writing secondarily, but vocalization and spoken language are first. The impulse to speak is instinctive, and you have a built-in instrument. If you also have an instinct to “run away!” from the very thought of releasing a better vocal sound and speaking … Read More