Voice Quality and the Perception of Authority

One of the most important bits of advice I ever received when I started my on-air broadcasting career was to lower my voice. Not the volume, but the timbre of my voice. I had a music degree in voice and was a lyric soprano. My speaking voice reflected that. I started in radio when it Read more about Voice Quality and the Perception of Authority[…]

Your On-Camera Presence: Appealing or Awkward?

I watched the first video in a 4 video product launch last week and it got me thinking about how your on-camera presence can make or break what you say or sell. The video featured a coach promoting her new program. The video was clearly done by media professionals. It was beautifully shot and edited. Read more about Your On-Camera Presence: Appealing or Awkward?[…]

Controlling the Media Message

I don't write about politics or political speech in this blog but this quote from Senate candidate Sharron Angle from several months ago got my attention: "We needed to have the press be our friend … We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way Read more about Controlling the Media Message[…]

My Media Tips on YouTube

Have I told you about my YouTube channel?  I've had it for quite some time and I must admit I haven't posted there for awhile.  But the media tip videos are evergreen and there are a couple interesting promotional videos for my online video marketing company there too! I have a new web cam and Read more about My Media Tips on YouTube[…]