Category Archives for "Speaking"

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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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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A Healthy Voice

By Iris Talbot | Coaching , Singing , Speaking

Iris’s criteria for a healthy voice. I’m often asked what I’m looking for in a healthy voice.  It is true that every voice has it’s own unique sound but I have noticed over the years that certain responses allow your voice to stay strong, healthy and beautiful while other responses do just the opposite.  Some singers […]

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You Need to be Heard

By Iris Talbot | Singing , Speaking

  Elaine was a singing student of mine. She was a very accomplished creative dancer. I learned a very important truth from Elaine. “Your voice needs to be heard.” After studying with me for two years, one day Elaine burst into tears. “Are you Okay” I asked. “Yes”, She said choking back emotion. “It’s just […]

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Who Are You?

By Iris Talbot | Coaching , Singing , Speaking

Don’t Let Who You Are Get in the Way of Who You Can Become. Many people ask me what I do in my voice sessions. Here’s my brief “elevator speech” answer. “I use singing techniques to help speakers improve their speaking voices. I use speaking techniques to help singers keep their voices healthy when speaking. […]

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Singers & Speakers

By Iris Talbot | Singing , Speaking

Singers & Speakers

​What do singers and speakers have in common? It’s that wonderful instrument we all carry around with us called the human voice. Whether you are a speaker or a singer, you can strengthen your voice by using pitch, intensity and the vowel to bring about vocal change and improvement. Did you know your voice defines […]

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