How to Stop Speaking with a Monotonous Voice

Maria PellicanoBusiness 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 Pellicanoconfident 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 PellicanoBusiness 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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How Speaking Tone Effects Performance and Engagement

Maria PellicanoBusiness Voice Coach, public speaking

While the speaking voice is considered to be a verbal aspect of communication, the voice tone is totally non verbal communication.  Staff, management and leadership, are totally unaware of the impact,  their speaking voice is having on the staff performance and engagement.  Research is showing us that a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. Many companies are experiencing …

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What is tone of voice in communication?

Maria PellicanoBusiness Voice Coach, public speaking

Have you ever heard someone say   “I didn’t mean TO SAY IT  like that, YOUR MISUNDERSTOOD  me” or   Have you ever heard “Don’t use that TONE OF VOICE with me!”   When can voice tone go wrong? Tone of voice is the non-verbal aspect of speaking. Tone is the intonation or sometimes called an inflection, it is the …


3 Simple Ways To Develop A Friendly Tone Of Voice

Maria PellicanoBusiness Voice Coach, public speaking

One of the most frequent questions my clients ask me is, “How can I develop a friendly tone of voice?” They tell me that friends and colleagues say their voice sounds angry and intimidating.  The perception by others is that friendliness and approachability is lacking and this is regularly effecting personal and business relationships. It is difficult to assess your own voice as …

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3 Call Centre Voice Tone Tips To Improve Customer Experience

Maria PellicanoBusiness Voice Coach

Did you know that 28 percent of call centre voices sound strained, tired, and lack tonality for quality engagement? This affects daily performance at work. Believe it or not, call centre issues such as high turnover in staff retention, absenteeism, duty of care concerns and quality customer service are all due to lack of professional voice awareness when speaking. “To …

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4 Essential Types Of Tone Of Voice In Communication

Maria PellicanoBusiness Voice Coach, Mentoring, public speaking

Just like you have a variety of clothing apparels styled for different events and engagements, you should also have different tones of voice when you speak in different environments. In this blog I want to talk to you about how to access and develop four types of tone of voice in communication. I recently attended a Master Communication workshop with …

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3 Ways To Get Over Fear Of Public Speaking

Maria PellicanoBusiness 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. …