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Using your voice - like you mean it!

Each of us has a unique voice, but few of us know how to use it to its full potential. Studies have shown that the sound of our voices affects listeners’ perceptions of us, with more information coming from the tone of our voice than from the words we use.  

Most people think there is nothing they can do to improve their voice, and that’s far from the case. Karen Drake of OHSU has found that we can improve our voices by learning to use them more efficiently – and that efficiency translates to authenticity and power. 

Join WCL and Karen to learn more about how “finding our voices” physiologically can help us to find the strength in our voices metaphorically.  In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn: 

The importance of vocal tone, pitch and resonance in business and relationships

Exercises to help you find your authentic voice

Karen has over 30 years of experience as a speech language pathologist specializing in evaluating and treating voice disorders. She co-founded the Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and has contributed to several academic books as well as published research regarding voice. Karen is a frequent speaker and published researcher who is adjunct faculty at University of Oregon as well as Portland State University. She is passionate about empowering women to find their authentic voice.