5 Public Speaking Lessons from Learning to Sail

Over the holidays, I became a sailor. My long-awaited vacation included a sailing course through Offshore Sailing School in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. For seven straight days, I went through a sailing boot-camp that included learning sailing techniques,...

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...

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,...