How to Keep Your Voice Healthy Through the Holidays

December is a great time of year for holiday parties and dinners. That can make it a rough time of year for your voice. Opera singers know that the foods we eat and the way we treat our body affect our singing voice: we avoid certain foods (dairy) and liquids (coffee...

How to Speak Your Audience’s Language

The following article by Allison Shapira appeared in Young Upstarts: Voice of a New Generation. I once coached a woman who worked for UNICEF who was preparing a major speech to potential donors and talking about UNICEF’s life-changing work on the ground in conflict...

How to Build your Confidence in Public Speaking

This holiday season, give a gift that makes an impact. Buy Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others for your friends, family members, or teammates. Now available at a discount on Amazon and elsewhere. Here is an excerpt. In my experience,...

Free Chapter of Speak with Impact

  As a special thank you for being part of our GPS Speaking Tips community, we are thrilled to send you a free chapter of Allison Shapira’s new book Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, which was released on October 16. Click here to...