Practice Makes Perfect but Does it Apply to Speech?

Definition of Practice: to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient practice the act; to do repeated exercises for proficiency (source: Merriam Webster) We have all experienced times in our life when we practiced performing or perfecting a skill. We...

You Are What You Say: our language use tells on us

As Americans gear up for the final weeks leading up to the presidential election, an assortment of rants, insults, name calling and other forms of verbal abuse will likely continue to be a part of the political landscape, representing a change in cultural norms that...

Could You Speak Clearer in One Office Visit?

A new patient asked:  “am I coming to see you to find out how bad my voice is?” “NO,” I replied, “you’re coming to find out how good it could be!” Research has shown us that vocal behavior is hierarchically organized and that...