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Goals: 20 of 20 for 2020

By Iris Talbot | Singing , Speaking

2020 is an auspicious year. The number seems to resonate with me. I have decided to make a list of twenty goals of twenty items. Some goals are easier to accomplish than others. Here are five of the twenty that I want to share with you. 1. Twenty shades lighter. Hair color. Almost there. How […]

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The Choice is Yours

By Iris Talbot | Uncategorized

After many months of inactivity I am posting a link to a speech I gave at the Toastmasters District 42 speech competition.The conference was held May 4th 2019 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan where I placed third in the International speech category. While writing this speech I learned the value of life long friends. Thanks to […]

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Am I there yet?

By Iris Talbot | Coaching , Singing , Speaking

Why doesn’t my voice stay the same?  I think I’m a finished product then something new happens. My mentor Ken Nielsen used to say to me, “Your voice is like a puzzle. As soon as one piece shifts the whole puzzle shifts.” Like life, your voice is never static. It’s  always changing. Even now  after […]

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Read out loud to children.

By Iris Talbot | Uncategorized

In my last post I mentioned 10 reasons for reading out loud. Are you wondering what to read? Try books of poetry. Poetry needs to be read out loud. One of my favorite books is Real-Aloud Rhymes for the very young by Jack Prelutsky. I  have my students read from it. Reading poetry out loud […]

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Read Out Loud Every Day

By Iris Talbot | Uncategorized

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If you want to improve your voice; Read Aloud Every Day. Why? Reading out loud helps you remember and understand what you’re reading. Reading out loud increases your vocabulary. Reading out loud teaches you to you to speak with more conviction/meaning. Reading out loud exercises your laryngeal muscles; use it or lose it. Reading out […]

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