Meredith Colby

Author

Free Educational Speaker in Chicago

  • A Face Lift for Your Voice: Tips & Tricks for Keeping Your Voice Sounding as Young as You Feel

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Meredith Colby, author of Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever shows you how to preserve, and even regain, the youthful sound of your voice. MORE >

    Our speaking voices are something we take for granted; until something goes wrong. They’re part of our self-image, so we want them to project our “real self” to the world. When we begin to realize that our speaking voices “sound old”, or that we can’t sing the way we used to, most of us simply give in to the aging process. But that doesn’t feel good - it feels like a loss when we notice those changes in our voices that we associate with age.

    Some of the physical elements of an aging voice are unavoidable, but not all! Meredith educates her audiences about the voice - how and why it works so well for us - and shares simple exercises and principles that people can work into their everyday lives and habits. Over time, those who apply what they’ve learned experience their voices as stronger and more resilient, taking joy in a voice that positively reflects how they feel about themselves.

    You’ll learn:
    • How the sound of your voice effects how others see you, and how you see yourself!
    • What the aging process does to the voice.
    • What happens to the voice after menopause?
    • How a minute a day is enough to implement powerful tools to strengthen the voice!
    • How to feel good about your singing again!

    An engaging speaker and an expert in her field, Meredith leaves her audiences both informed and empowered.

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  • They Just Don’t Make Good Music Anymore: How to Find New Artists to Love and Get Excited About Music Again

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Join Meredith Colby, author of Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever in a fun, interesting, and funny look at how and why we get attached to the music we love. MORE >

    When you hear unfamiliar music in public or social situations, you have to wonder: how can people listen to this stuff? Music used to be so much better than it is now! But still, you probably feel a little bored with listening to the same music you’ve been singing along with since your high school and college days. What’s a person to do?

    Most people believe that their love of music is an emotional decision over which they have not control. You either like something or you don’t, right? But the truth is that music, like any art form, can be disassembled into its component parts; each of those parts holding a kind of power that a listener is attracted to or repelled by.

    In this 45 minute presentation, you’ll learn:
    • How and when you’re listening to music makes all the difference!
    • Your understanding of the history of music types affects how you hear them.
    • How your physiology can influence your taste in music.
    • Why music used to be more important to you, and how to reignite the flame.

    Finding your musical “hot buttons”, along with being a confident visitor to YouTube, are key to discovering artists you never knew you loved. Join Meredith for the hour that will leave you with an appetite for something new, and the recipe for enjoying it.

    An engaging speaker and an expert in her field, Meredith leaves her audiences both informed and empowered.

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  • "Fantastic presentation! We were a tough audience, but Meredith won the group over within minutes. Her style is natural and easy-going, and she's truly an expert on her topic. Everyone there - even the voice teachers - left knowing more and feeling better than when they came in."

    Sharon North Jones, Executive Director SNJ Studios