How to Stop Speaking with a Monotonous Voice

Maria Pellicano Business Voice Coach, confident speaking, public speaking

When asked about the causes of their anxiety, a lot of people respond with public speaking. The idea of getting up in front of a crowd and giving a speech/ presentation is a hard idea for everyone. Because they are nervous or lack public speaking experience, speakers speak too fast or in a monotone voice. The problem with this is …

The Inner Critic In Public Speaking

The Inner Critic In Public Speaking

Maria Pellicano confident speaking, public speaking, voice

“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes”. Maggie Kuhn Over the years, I have coached countless individuals both as singers and public speakers. As a communication specialist and voice coach, I have discovered that the power of truly being present is a matter of the soul. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said “The human voice is the organ of the soul“. …

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7 Tips for Public Speakers

Maria Pellicano Business Voice Coach, confident speaking, public speaking

Becoming a public speaker in Australia is an intimidating prospect. Public speakers face much more direct feedback on their work than most professionals. If you’ve ever been part of an uninterested Australian audience, you should know that the public speakers on stage were probably aware of the mood in the room. So, how can you ensure this doesn’t happen to …

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3 Ways To Get Over Fear Of Public Speaking

Maria Pellicano Business Voice Coach, confident speaking, public speaking, voice

Do you experience fear of public speaking? If so, have you ever been told that fear is just in your mind? Or that you should just get over it? Well it’s not that easy and I totally understand why you feel scared or nervous when you are faced with speaking in public. In fact, 74% of people fear public speaking. …

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Public Speaking For Women – How To Have Powerful Voice Tonality

Maria Pellicano Business Voice Coach, confident speaking, public speaking, voice

Is your tone of voice effective in your personal and business relationships? What is your tone of voice saying about you? Do you want to be heard, have greater connection and admiration when speaking? Do you have sweaty palms and your voice quivers when you need to speak in public? You can adjust your vocal tone to suit the meaning …

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The Right Tone Of Voice In Business Matters

Maria Pellicano Business Voice Coach, confident speaking, interpersonal communication, Mentoring, public speaking

Have you ever noticed your voice changing depending on who you are speaking with, it may be higher, squeakier, lower or a deeper quality? In conversations, does your voice suddenly become louder or softer, or it just fade away? Does your voice sound friendly or are you intimidating others when you speak? Research tells us that vocal tone matters because …

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How To Find Your Voice And Speak With Confidence

Maria Pellicano confident speaking, interpersonal communication, Mentoring, public speaking, voice

Do you ever wonder, what are you really talking about? Is it just your opinion, your religion, your tradition, your family system? Is your workplace shutting you down and keeping your voice silent? Are you having conversations that you would rather not be having?    Are you communicating through the lenses of choice, obligation or family loyalties?    When you …

how to not be nervous for a speech or presentation

How To Not Be Nervous For A Speech Or Presentation

Maria Pellicano confident speaking, interpersonal communication, Mentoring, public speaking, voice

Your Emotions affect your tone of voice and the meaning of your words.Do you regularly feel nervous for a speech? Do you ever think your feelings are affecting your speaking in the wrong way? You would like to pull the emotion out of what you are saying and be neutral, but your tone of voice betrays you and comes through in your …