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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How Speaking Tone Effects Performance and Engagement

Maria Pellicano Business 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 …