Janet Howd is a voice coach who works with corporate, academic, legal, theatrical and private clients in the UK, North America, Australia and Europe.
More from Janet
07 Apr 2014
Human beings are social animals. They need real, physical contact with others, not just the often-spurious connections made online. So neglecting real connections means neglecting who we really are.
07 Mar 2014
To present effectively, you need information at your fingertips. And if you want your memory to work effectively, your mind must, at some time, have paid full attention to the subject it is expected to recall later.
03 Feb 2014
The iPad is nothing new. After all, writing on tablets is almost as old as the hills – except that today's tablets are altogether more dynamic, possessing the power to bring information to life and electrify learning.
06 Jan 2014
A key component of leadership is the ability to make sure that other people understand what you want from them. The best way to go about that is to use "the best words in the best order" - which happens to be Samuel Taylor Coleridge's description of poetry.
09 Dec 2013
Google's launch of Calico earlier this year to seek new ways to fight the aging process was met with some amusement and much skepticism. But the business plan of this novel venture is by no means novelty-based.
25 Nov 2013
When you listen to a recording of your own voice, it never sounds like the voice your hear inside your head. But as vocal coach Janet Howd reveals, there are ways to change this.
04 Nov 2013
If you really want to improve your voice and presentation skills, learning how it feels to present badly is an essential step on the road to learning how to do it well.
30 Jul 2013
Why do peacocks fan their tails? Surprisingly, it isn't the size or the beauty of the peacock's tail that attracts a mate - in fact the female pays little attention to it once the two are face-to-face. So what has this got to do with management?
18 Jun 2013
It's been argued that the invention of containerization led directly to the modern global economy. But it isn't just the packaging of goods that matters. How ideas are packaged is equally important.
29 Apr 2013
You cannot be responsible for how a person uses information you present to them, but you are responsible for delivering it in such a clear and helpful a way that they can use it if they want.
08 Mar 2013
Mark Twain once described lecturing as "gymnastics, chest expander, medicine, mind healer, blues destroyer all in one" - the same ingredients that make up a successful recipie for delivering a presentation.
04 Feb 2013
Today's jobs market is more uncertain than ever, with periods of unemployment and underemployment set to become commonplace. So perhaps we need to learn a thing or two from a group of people for whom this is the norm – actors.