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Do You Sound Your Age?

Everywhere you look there are products designed to make you look as young as possible, from wrinkle creams to hair dye to plastic surgery. But increasingly, people are taking an interesting in sounding young as well. A recent article in AARP discussed how many aging adults are seeking assistance in retaining the strong, commanding, dynamic […]

Vocal Relaxation: Learn the difference between tension and relaxation.

One of the factors that can make the most impact in professional communication and speech therapy is the strength and tone of your voice. Luckily, there are techniques you can learn in order to power up your voice and speak in a voice that is engaging, dynamic, and powerful. Two of the most important factors […]

Is Upspeak Damaging Your Credibility?

During the 1980s the “Valley Girl” accent started to gain widespread attention. The hallmark of this type of speech was the constant rising intonation at the end of sentences, making statements sound like questions. This pattern, called high-rising intonation or, more commonly, upspeak has become increasingly common, extending far beyond your typical “Valley Girl.” While […]

Losing Your Voice? Acid Reflux May Be The Culprit!

When people develop a hoarse or raspy voice, they may point the finger at several culprits: shouting, talking for an extended period of time, the common cold. But one common source of vocal irritation often gets overlooked: acid reflux. Typically when people think of acid reflux, they think of the burning, irritating digestive discomfort that […]

Keeping Your Voice Young

Wrinkles, greying hair, continually forgetting just where you left those car keys: just a few of the gifts Father Time likes to pass out as we wrack up our birthdays. While many people are preoccupied with looking young, increasingly people have taken an interest in sounding young as well. Having a robust, commanding voice can […]

Melody Sun

Melody Sun works in an investment company in New York City and participated in an 8 week group training program for accent reduction. Melody is involved with telephone sales and our training included developing her skills to have a greater impact on her sales calls. She actively participated, completed weekly assignments and made great progress in a […]