Skip directly to content

Great Big Voice

Welcome to my blog, GreatBigVoice! I post regularly on the art of presenting, leading out with conviction and impact, and taking deliberate action towards fulfilling your potential!  I’ve got a great big voice, and I know you do too!  So please feel free to jump in with your comments!

March 9, 2016
I’ve been a creative person since the get-go (frankly, I think we all are—but that’s a topic for another time). I’ve always thrown myself into creating all sorts of projects, mostly of an artistic nature, whether I was building a worm farm out of...
Read More
November 8, 2015
I’ve recently been on my soap box speaking about the value of striving for what I call Presence and Presentation Mastery.  What that means to me is being willing to do whatever it takes to achieve excellence (not perfection—there’s a vast...
Read More
July 18, 2015
5 Ways to Rock the Podium. During Conference Season When Spring comes rolling around, I always expect a rash of calls from folks who are slated to deliver presentations at the regional and national conferences that proliferate at this time of year...
Read More
January 5, 2015
As I move into the New Year, I do so with two conflicting feelings:  Anticipation, because a new year always beckons with enticing possibilities; and a heavy heart, because my very dear friend, Virginia Giordano, will not be a part the year...
Read More
December 22, 2014
The holiday season is full of dueling dualities that can often prove confusing.  For example, you can feel both exhilarated by the hustle and bustle of shopping and socializing, and overwhelmed by it at the same time.  Or you can feel both grateful...
Read More
November 23, 2014
As a young actress, I was ridiculously envious of another young actress I’ll call Madeline.  Madeline was short, cute and perky. And she seemed to be having the acting career—and thus the life-- I wanted (Starring roles in Broadway Plays! Lead...
Read More
October 26, 2014
The first time I stepped up to a microphone, I was eleven years old. I had bravely signed up to sing a song called Froggy Went a Courtin’ all by myself in the talent show at summer camp.  The microphone loomed like a leggy, silver bug, and as I...
Read More
October 13, 2014
We all have days when we’re broadsided by Fear, which masquerades as the Blues and the Blahs.  Days when the last thing we feel like doing is leaping out of bed and conquering the world. When hiding in the basement with a pint of chocolate Haagen...
Read More
September 21, 2014
Whenever I launch into creating a keynote presentation, my office temporarily turns chaotic:  Notes, scribbled on pieces of paper toweling  or crumpled bank deposit slips, skitter across my desk; drafts of previous keynote presentations flicker on...
Read More
September 14, 2014
“I really want to be a better public speaker,” she said.  “I want to be a more confident, more relaxed and more engaging when I speak to groups.” “Well,” I asked, “How often do you speak to groups?” “Hardly ever,” she replied, shrugging. “I tend to...
Read More