The Voice The World Needs to Hear

Logo for the show The Voice

I took the day off the other day because I had lost my voice. Ironically, I spent part of the evening watching the TV show The Voice with my wife. On the show singers compete for the big break in their career. Each competitor has something in common with nearly every professional I have worked with in developing their presentation, public speaking, or media interview skills. They have to overcome their fear to achieve their dream. And it’s a big … Continue reading

Finding Your Voice

G Sandusky, logo

At one point this week, the popular NBC show The Voice ranked as the one of the four most searched phrases on Google. There’s something to this. American’s can consume music many different ways: iPods, satellite radio, Apple TV, laptops, etc. But they tune into this show in big numbers to watch other people try to find their voice. I think it speaks to our natural sense of wonder at people who volunteer to stand before crowds of any size—even … Continue reading