Jenni Steck Voice & Speech Services

This page is a resource for voice and speech coaching, voice therapy, speech therapy, accent modification, and improving public speaking ability.

Jenni Steck is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist as well as a voice and speech consultant for performers and professionals. As a consultant, she has worked with business executives, lawyers, board members and others whose responsibilities include public speaking. She has worked extensively as a voice and speech coach for performers including actors James Woods, Alexander Skarsgard and Alicia

Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting 05/11/2021

Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting

I am thrilled to announce that I will serve as a guest faculty member for Full Sail University's Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. They have a fantastic program and I am honored to be a part of it.
https://go.fullsail.edu/sports

Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting

🔊 Listen Now: How To Speak Bad English 05/06/2021

🔊 Listen Now: How To Speak Bad English

I came across this piece on NPR. It's a fascinating discussion about the utility of "accent reduction" training. What is really the best way to serve clients interested in this service? Is there value in training the listener rather than the speaker? I'm particularly interested in the discussion about shifting the focus of such training away from mastering pronunciation and toward clarity of speech and the music of the language.
It reminds me of another piece (again on NPR!) that discusses the way listeners (in any language) rely on syllable stress to decipher meaning. I'll have to dig that one up and post it next!
https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=989477444:989574776

🔊 Listen Now: How To Speak Bad English Rough Translation on NPR One | 34:51

BBC - 5 celebs you probably didn't know had speech problems 03/24/2021

BBC - 5 celebs you probably didn't know had speech problems

Celebrities are often put up on this untouchable pedestal of perfection even though they are real people who struggle just like anyone else. While being in the public eye and using your voice as the main tool of your profession, something like a speech impediment can be a hard thing to overcome. Here are 5 celebrities who have overcome or learned to accept their speech differences! Which one surprised you the most?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1DtVghvFzDkDt3FC7gsM0S3/5-celebs-you-probably-didnt-know-had-speech-problems

BBC - 5 celebs you probably didn't know had speech problems From stammers to lisps, this week's surgery focuses on speech impediments.

Photos from Jenni Steck Voice & Speech Services's post 03/08/2021

Happy international women’s day. Today we’re looking back at the incredible opportunity I had to lead breakout sessions at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's inaugural Young Women's Leadership Conference with a special surprise speaker, Michelle Obama! #internationalwomensday2021

Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again 02/24/2021

Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again

Healing with the arts!

Live performance has taken an intermission during the pandemic but these opera singers have shifted their focus and are helping #covid patients learn to control their breathing again!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/arts/music/opera-singers-covid-19-treatment-eno-breathe.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20210217&instance_id=27236&nl=the-morning®i_id=114112852&segment_id=51871&te=1&user_id=8c11ed94b11974662ef843ec24e0310d

Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again A six-week program developed by the English National Opera and a London hospital offers customized vocal lessons to aid coronavirus recovery.

Here's what poet Amanda Gorman says about her speech, auditory issues 02/03/2021

Here's what poet Amanda Gorman says about her speech, auditory issues

Just a week after the violent attack on the US Capitol that shook the nation, a singular young voice rang out against hatred and division. Amanda Gorman, the country’s youngest Poet Laureate, delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” as part of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Critics have raved about her words and her impressive and stirring delivery, and it is her delivery that is especially impressive given her history with speech and language disorders. This article from TODAY outlines her journey and her drive to rise above the obstacles in her path.

https://www.today.com/parents/poet-amanda-gorman-has-speech-auditory-processing-issues-t206441

Here's what poet Amanda Gorman says about her speech, auditory issues "The only thing that can impede me is myself."

01/13/2021

Have you made a resolution to workout more this year? Why don’t you add your voice to that workout routine! You can do some simple exercises everyday, outlined in this article, to ensure long term vocal health. Plus, these exercises can be done from a couch!

https://www.tmrgsolutions.com/6-simple-daily-vocal-exercises-suffering-vocal-disorders/

Have you made a resolution to workout more this year? Why don’t you add your voice to that workout routine! You can do some simple exercises everyday, outlined in this article, to ensure long term vocal health. Plus, these exercises can be done from a couch!

https://www.tmrgsolutions.com/6-simple-daily-vocal-exercises-suffering-vocal-disorders/

01/06/2021

New Year, New Me? More like New Year, New Voice! Make your voice a top priority in 2021!

New Year, New Me? More like New Year, New Voice! Make your voice a top priority in 2021!

12/16/2020

Don’t miss out on our holiday package deal! You can purchase a four session package for $450 (savings of $75). Email [email protected] to purchase.

12/11/2020

December is flying by and Christmas will be here before you know it. Check out my newest blog post with the top five best gifts for vocal health. Which one will you be adding to your list, or getting your loved one?
https://jennisteck.com/blog/your-go-to-gift-guide-for-vocal-health/

11/18/2020

Who wouldn’t recognize the iconic falsetto voice of Mickey Mouse? Today is the character’s birthday and this article explains some of the people who have voiced the mouse for years.
It’s amazing what we can do with our voices - don’t forget to take care of them. #MickeyMouseBirthday

https://www.disneyfanatic.com/5-voices-behind-billion-dollar-mickey-mouse/

11/11/2020

The temperature is starting to drop and so could your vocal health. Use these seven #tips to maintain a healthy voice this winter season.

https://online.berklee.edu/takenote/7-tips-to-keep-your-singing-voice-healthy-in-cold-weather/

11/04/2020

This time last year I was traveling from coast to coast vocal coaching. Until it is safe to do so again, you can always book a virtual session through jennisteck.com!

10/21/2020

Over time, certain phrases come in and out of fashion. This article argues that some need to be retired. The more you hear a phrase, the more it starts to lose its meaning and ability to grab attention. Take an inventory of your own default phrases. “Best practices” will be a tough one for me to leave behind! What will be the hardest for you to drop from your vocabulary?

https://apple.news/A4xXbmZasRmSNYxOjaeC02g

10/14/2020

If you are feeling like your voice is strained or tired due to back to back Zoom meetings, here is a great exercise to help release tension and reset. Use a standard sized drinking straw and blow bubbles without your voice into water. The back pressure of air helps to reset your voice. Here is a link to explain how to do it and why it helps.

https://www.vox.com/2015/6/20/8816065/how-not-to-lose-your-voice

10/09/2020

Public speaking can be a terrifying experience, however with the proper tips and tricks you can come out on top! Check out this tip featured on Outwit Trade by Jenni Steck.

https://outwittrade.com/public-speaking-tips#jenni

06/23/2020

Barry Nash & Company

Here's a link to the Facebook Live Q&A Jenni did with Barry Nash as part of Barry Nash & Co.'s "Delivering News in Times of Crisis" series of talks.

This is an hour long in-depth conversation focusing on how best to use your voice to communicate effectively during these trying times and connect in a meaningful way.

https://www.facebook.com/BNashCompany/videos/711420412763409/

06/11/2020

Video Conferencing "Best Practices" by Speech Coach, Jenni Steck

Check out this great 13 minute video conferencing conversation Jenni had recently with Tom Kent of Career Nerds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC9xFWwlEyY&feature=youtu.be

[06/06/20]   Kristin Linklater’s work and writings were instrumental to overcoming my vocal limitations. I incorporate her teachings every day.

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The family and friends of Kristin Linklater are sad to announce her death at the age of 84 at Housegarth, Quoyloo, Orkney on Friday 5th June. An inspirational writer, teacher of voice and Shakespeare, she helped people from all walks of life to free their natural voice.

05/23/2020

Barry Nash & Company

Q&A with Jenni Steck, Voice & Speech Pathologist! This Tuesday, May 26th, at 2pm CDT. Come with all your voice related questions and be ready to learn from the expert! See you there!!!

05/07/2020

If you are in broadcasting, this is a must watch. And check out part one while you’re at it!

Barry is BACK at 2pm CDT tomorrow for Managing Your Speaking, Part II in our series Delivering News in Times of Crisis!

We hope you can join us but, if not, we will post the video here on our page.

jennisteck.com 04/22/2020

Video Conferencing Best Practices - Part 2 - Jenni Steck Voice and Speech Services

PART 2 OF MY VIDEO CONFERENCING BEST PRACTICES BLOG

Earlier this month, I posted Part 1 of a blog entitled "Video Conferencing Best Practices" in which I focused on visual components. I offered advice on what to consider when choosing a location and arranging your video conferencing environment, how to position yourself, what to wear, where to look, how best to communicate non-verbally with your face and body, etc. If you missed Part 1 and would like to read it now please see my post from April 3rd below.

Here in Part 2, I’ll cover some technical considerations and advice on how to sound your best when presenting or meeting remotely. Again, my aim is to help anyone present their best self, regardless of their skill level or comfort with the format. So, while some of these concepts may seem basic to readers that are tech savvy or experienced with video conferencing, I am also including more in-depth considerations that will help strengthen even a practiced user’s handling of the medium.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments via email at [email protected]. I am also currently offering Web Conferencing Consultation sessions to provide personalized feedback on set-up, equipment, voice use, or any other issues raised by adapting to a home-office environment.

You can learn more about all of my web based services at http://jennisteck.com/on-line-training/.

http://jennisteck.com/blog/video-conferencing-best-practices-part-2/

jennisteck.com Part 2 – Vocal & Technical Considerations & Advice  On-Screen Voice & Speech Considerations  Whether you are the CEO, project manager, team lead, or reporting to those members of the team, here are some things to consider regarding your vocal delivery.  We are in a time of uncertainty, and it i...

04/13/2020

I am excited to announce that we've added a new coach to the team!

Perrie Dennison is a certified speech-language pathologist that specializes in English pronunciation training. Her deep interest in phonetics and the phonological sound systems of the world’s languages led her to her work in accent reduction. Perrie has trained and is certified in two leading methods of accent modification, the Compton P-ESL approach and The Rupp Method.

Perrie earned a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Edward’s University in her hometown of Austin, Texas, where she focused her studies on art history and philosophy. She also holds an MS in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas. She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and worked perviously as a clinical speech-language pathologist at My Possibilities, a non-profit organization in Plano serving adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Perrie continues to be passionate about volunteering in and advocating for the special needs community, and loves attending Special Olympics events.

usa.edu 04/04/2020

10 Work from Home Health Tips from USAHS Faculty | University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Thanks to The Vokol Group for sharing. The posture and positioning tips are especially helpful. Posture plays an important role in vocal quality and also in projecting engagement. If you’re working in a makeshift home office, this is a great resource.

usa.edu As organizations across the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving their workforce to a virtual environment, the sudden shift to working remotely could cause stress for some – especially when juggling work responsibilities with unprecedented demands on families that come with school clo...

jennisteck.com 04/03/2020

Video Conferencing Best Practices - Jenni Steck Voice and Speech Services

Today’s difficult circumstances are forcing us all to adapt our behaviors to a new normal - from how we shop and play, to how we work and go to school. Most significantly, this crisis has affected how we communicate with one another. Be it work related or social, our communication is now happening almost exclusively over the phone or through video conferencing.

Whether video conferencing is a practice we were already using or not, we all find ourselves striving to connect with one another through technology. Instead of being in the room with each other, we are in front of a camera - broadcast onto the screens of our friends, families, colleagues, and clients.

Although I have been working with clients remotely for some time, I am now coaching clients exclusively via the internet and doing so from a makeshift office in my home rather than from my actual, well-set up and well-equipped office. Knowing this is the case for so many of us, I decided to put together some tips and considerations for us all to practice and keep in mind as we navigate this strange new world together.

I hope you find this guidance helpful. My aim is to cover a wide range of concepts that will help anyone present their best self, regardless of their skill level or comfort with the format. So, while some of these concepts may seem basic to readers that have already been practicing video conferencing, I am also including more in-depth considerations that will help strengthen even a practiced user’s handling of the medium.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments via email at [email protected]. I am also currently offering Web Conferencing Consultation sessions to provide personalized feedback on set-up, equipment, positioning, or any other issues raised by adapting to a home-office environment. You can learn more about all of my web based services at http://jennisteck.com/on-line-training/

http://jennisteck.com/blog/video-conferencing-best-practices/

jennisteck.com Video Conferencing Best Practices  Part 1 – Physical and Visual Considerations & Advice  The Set-Up  Use a distraction-free, quiet place.  Set up a dedicated web conferencing location in your home that is free of visual and auditory distractions.  Find a place that is quiet, and that other pe...

02/14/2020

I’m so honored to participate as a presenter for this year’s BBYO conference in Dallas at the fabulous AT&T Performing Arts Center.
The calm before the storm....

theconversation.com 01/31/2020

How to avoid a Super Bowl injury to your voice

Don't forget to take care of your voice on Super Bowl Sunday!

Here's an informative article written last year at this time by another SLP that explains how to minimize vocal strain while enjoying the big game.

https://theconversation.com/how-to-avoid-a-super-bowl-injury-to-your-voice-110776

theconversation.com In the excitement of the Super Bowl and other major sporting events, fans often forget themselves – and their voices. Loud cheering can stress your vocal folds, or voice cords. An expert explains.

consumerreports.org 01/28/2020

Find the Right Size Humidifier for Any Room

Having a humidifier in your bedroom does wonders for your vocal health!

https://www.consumerreports.org/humidifiers/right-size-humidifier-for-any-room/

consumerreports.org To combat dryness, try one of the top-rated humidifiers from Consumer Reports' tests. We'll show you the right size humidifiers for any room in your home.

theconversation.com 01/22/2020

How putting purpose into your New Year’s resolutions can bring meaning and results

DON'T GIVE UP ON THOSE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS!

If you need a little help - read this terrific article that explains how to reframe your resolutions to give them a motivating sense of purpose.

Also, did you know that studies have proven that people able to express themselves clearly with voices that are pleasing to the ear have more successful careers, and that abnormal speech patterns, or weak sounding and damaged voices have been linked to diminished social and emotional happiness?

So, if you've resolved to achieve greater professional success, or have committed to feeling healthier socially and emotionally - it's possible some voice and speech training could help you achieve those goals!

Go to jennisteck.com to learn more about how Jenni can help.

https://theconversation.com/how-putting-purpose-into-your-new-years-resolutions-can-bring-meaning-and-results-129182

theconversation.com New Year's resolutions are often no more than good ideas that last a few weeks. Research suggests, however, that putting purpose behind your resolutions can make a big difference. Here's how.

texasstandard.org 12/05/2019

A Rice Professor Made It His Mission To Modernize The Phonetic Alphabet For Braille Readers

Sharing this lovely piece from Texas Standard about a linguistics professor at Rice who recently updated the Braille version of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/after-75-years-an-update-brings-the-phonetic-alphabet-to-braille-readers/

texasstandard.org If you’ve ever used a pronunciation guide on Wikipedia, you’ve used the International Phonetic Alphabet. Now, Braille readers can, too.

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