EP 25 – Nourishing Exercises for Everyday

by Friday, May 13, 2016

We’re wrapping up our 6 month season and taking a little break to circle the wagons and cook up an even better show for you! Jenny Walters is back and we’re talking about walking through your daily life and finding what is nourishing to you and what is depleting -- and as usual I want you ...

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EP 24 – Tools to GROW on from me to YOU

by Friday, May 6, 2016

Books: Actor-y An Actor Prepares (Stanislavski) - tried and true about how NOT to act in novel form The Second Circle (Rodenburg) - prior recommend - about acting, being present and harnessing your life-force for good! Acting In Film (Caine) - it’s a quick read and some if it seems a bit trickster-like, but it’s a unique point of ...

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How Important Is My Voice?

by Friday, April 22, 2016

This week it’s me talking to you about your voice. I’ve been noticing people are paying more attention to the way people sound -- especially with the growing popularity of podcasts -- and there have been many studies done of late about how your voice affects both listener and consequently, you. I give you some homework ...

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EP 21 – Dazed and Confused is Ok

by Friday, April 15, 2016

This week Jenny Walters is back to help us break up the hard stones of self-criticism and just curious about our confusion. From the Wiki for Sankhara: The Buddha taught that all such things are impermanent (arising and passing away, subject to change), are essenceless (not worthy of reifying attachment or aversion), and are not reliable ...

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The Candidates and Their Voices – Part Two – The Bern

by Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Now to the other lefty, the-old-that-is-new-again, Mr. Sanders or “Feel The Bern” Bernie. As we know, Bernie is from Brooklyn and boy does he SOUND like it! I found an interview with him from 1988, when he was mayor of Vermont and not on the campaign trail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL8BpbWP7_8 It’s nice to see him more relaxed, though fascinatingly, he is ...

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EP 19 – Voice Over World, Part Two – Audiobooks with Nancy Linari

by Friday, April 1, 2016

  In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with my pal Nancy Linari about voice-over and particularly the world of Audiobooks! Nancy began her career in Chicago with the famed improv comedy group, The Second City. She appeared in David Fincher’s Academy Award-winning The Social Network and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center.  Her numerous television ...

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EP 18 – Good Friday

by Friday, March 25, 2016

Hey Easy Speakers, Some recommendations from today’s Good Friday hodge-podge-cast! Podcasts I like: http://offcamera.com/ http://www.wtfpod.com/ http://www.onbeing.org/   Book oriented podcasts I like: http://booksonthenightstand.com/ http://bookriot.com/category/podcast/   Audio books: http://www.audible.com/ Song of Achilles (Miller) Paying Guests (Waters)   Check out the Hillary C post on the website: http://firstbreathspeech.com/voice-notes-on-our-us-political-candidates-part-one-hil/ Love Ya! Speak well….

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Voice Notes on our US political candidates Part One – Hil

by Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Of course, if we’re going to talk politics and voices, we must begin with Hil, since she is the most whipped about the this topic. Watch a bit of this Hillary and Obama Interview for 60 Minutes in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9uDUnywMu0 Here Hil is seated and inclined toward Obama, her one time adversary who quickly became her benevolent ...

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