speaking

Conversation requires speaking and listening

Yesterday in the United States, people gathered with their families or people they cherish to celebrate Thanksgiving. To express gratitude, and to engage in – or perhaps avoid – conversation. I’ve been thinking a lot about conversation recently, and about what constitutes true conversation. Here’s one thing I know (and I bet you agree): Communication […]

Give It Away

You’ve heard that thing about the tree falling in the forest, right? It goes like this: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” Commence deep philosophical conversation. I want to apply this same question to communication: “If a person speaks and no […]

I’ve Been Sick, and I’m Healing Myself By Speaking My Truth

Hi my name is Elissa. (This blog is brand new, so I feel like I should introduce myself!) I’m a voice and movement teacher working with performers and professionals to help them communicate with presence, power, and ease. I got into being a voice teacher after I lost my voice at age 21. I won’t […]