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Communication Tips

A somatic marker is a physical memory created when we meet someone for the first time?

90% of gestures should be in the “effective zone” close to the body between the waist and shoulders?

Your Voice is Your Business. O. Barone, M.A. & C. Tellis, PhD. Plural Publishing, 2009. Bodymind & Voice: Foundations of Voice

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The Four Pillars of Credibility

Knowledge, competence, experience and integrity.


Your Voice Is Your Business. Barone, Orlando R & Tellis, Cari M. Pural Publishing. 2009

Ask Your Voice

How were you influenced by geography, family, peers, role models?

How do you and your throat feel when you get emotional or when holding your tongue?

Were you encouraged to express yourself during your developing years?

Do you feel you have a creative outlet in your life now?

Primates and Speech

that primates’ vocal tracts are incapable of generating the full range of sounds needed for human speech AND that similarities between unrelated languages results from the anatomical limits of the vocal structure


Speech Science Primer, 3rd ed. Borden, Harris & Raphael. Williams & Wilkin, 1994.

Healthy Vibration

Vibration from phonation may have health benefits for our brain tissue and accelerate wound healing.



PAVA newletter, December 2015

Art and Science and Those Greeks

For the ancient Greeks, music and astronomy were two sides of the same coin: astronomy, the relationships between external, observable things and music, the relationships between the invisible, internal.