authenticity

Let’s talk about Hillary’s voice

Let’s talk about Hillary’s voice. We’ve heard individuals and the media alike commenting negatively on it. People call her shrill. People call her strident. They say they they can’t handle her shouting. As a voice coach, I’ll be the first to admit that Hillary is employing some less than ideal tactics at times for placing […]

Ease up on that emotional pressure

Last week on the blog, I introduced an idea I call “actor voice.” Actor voice is when a performer or speaker doesn’t sound authentic because they are stuck in a vocal pattern. I named a handful of different vocal patterns that are possible to get stuck in, and today I want to elaborate further on […]

Do you have “actor voice”??

Okay, so there’s this thing that sometimes happens with actors that like to call “actor voice.” Let me explain. Actor voice is when something about the performer’s voice sounds or feels inauthentic. As the listener, your bullshit meter starts to siren: “Bull-shit bull-shit! Something about what that person is doing is FAKE. I don’t believe […]

It’s time to become a smoothie

I’ve been going through a very big time lately. I told myself that 2016 was going to be my Year of Transformation, and boy oh boy stuff is transforming. A lot of things are falling away, new things are emerging, and in general BIG CHANGE is happening in every aspect of my life. One of the […]