About Charmaine

Founder and Training Director at Art of Communicating. She has over 16 years experience in creating and managing small businesses, and working in the training and education environment. She's an award-winning public speaker and is wildly passionate about helping people to speak confidently and express their power in the world.

Vocal Warm-Up Exercises

2019-02-23T08:19:06+00:00

Exercises to Warm Up Your Voice "My heart is like a singing bird." Christina Rossetti Many of our habits today block communication. Our habits include hesitation, mumbling, holding our breath, cutting sentences short and flattening our vocal tone. A daily vocal warm up will help you to free your breath, use language as a tool to connect with the audience and express ideas with commitment. The following is a basic warm-up progression that you can expand as you develop your voice as a public speaker. Find your balance. Experience your body at this moment. Spine roll Loosen shoulders [...]

Vocal Warm-Up Exercises2019-02-23T08:19:06+00:00

Vocal Expression

2019-02-23T08:18:56+00:00

Vocal Expression "Sound bypasses the intellect and has the inherent ability to trigger the emotions." Your Voice Is An Instrument With A Personality Our voices are our fundamental instruments for communicating in public. Like a fine musical instrument, your voice must be tuned and well-exercised to produce a beautiful sound. A sound that captivates and motivates your audience to listen. Voices have different personalities. Some sound intelligent, some powerful, others are polished, and some can be articulate and confident. Voices can also be harsh, brash and boisterous like a nail scratching down a blackboard, or [...]

Vocal Expression2019-02-23T08:18:56+00:00

Speaker’s Posture

2019-02-23T08:10:44+00:00

Body Language Tips POSTURE "Learning the game of power requires a certain way of looking at the world, a shifting of perspective." Robert Greene   Comfortable Authority Your posture is an important part of any presentation. Your objective is to be comfortable and show authority. You are the leader throughout your speech. You want your audience to see you relaxed and comfortable. This puts them at ease as well. If you tend to sway or rock while speaking, spread your feet out nearly in line with your shoulders, parallel to each other. Flex your knees and you can put [...]

Speaker’s Posture2019-02-23T08:10:44+00:00