Resources

  • There’s a saying from Zimbabwe: “If you can walk, you can dance, If you talk, you can sing!” Are you one of those people who sing in the shower, your closet, or the car? Would you like to take it to the next level but at some point in your life had a well meaning teacher, parent or friend suggest that you lipsinc instead because you couldn’t carry a tune? Singing is just a matter of training. In addition, [...]

  • In Charge, and Sounding the Part By MATT RICHTEL JAN. 17, 2015 Science has not proved the trope that power changes everything. But it does suggest, at least, that it changes the vocal cords. As people gain authority, their voice quality changes, becoming steadier in pitch, more varied in volume and less strained. Power sounds distinctive, creating hierarchies measurable through waves of sound. That is the finding of research published last year in the journal Psychological Science, adding weight [...]

  • Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful. https://vimeo.com/136949834 JulianTreasure 2013G-480p from Ameravant on Vimeo. Download Original Posting...Sloane Reali has a Master’s degree in Education, a California teaching credential and is certified to teach [...]

  • J. Ivy is an American performance poet, spoken word artist, recording artist, and author. This is his story of how his teacher was instrumental in helping him find his confidence to express his voice. In his new memoir, Dear Father, J. Ivy describes the pain of being abandoned by his father. But the book is not just about that relationship and what might have been. It's a retracing of a unique career, and what it took for Ivy [...]

  • Santa Barbara Teen Star Singing Competition Selects 10 Finalists SOURCE: LAURA LEWIS FOR TEEN STAR The top 10 finalists have been announced for this year’s Teen Star singing competition, which will be held Feb. 21 at the Granada Theatre. Teen Star held auditions at Deckers Outdoor's facility in Goleta and Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria to evaluate talent from throughout Santa Barbara County. FinalistsAlternates It was an even split between North and South County in Santa Barbara [...]

  • I love this TED talk by Amanda Palmer, musician and street performer. She uses her authentic voice to ask and to give, and she's disrupting the music business in the process. https://vimeo.com/136949835 AmandaPalmer 2013-480p from Ameravant on Vimeo. Downoad Original Post...Sloane Reali has a Master’s degree in Education, a California teaching credential and is certified to teach the Six Point Vocal WAV ™ Method. She is a Vocal Coach offering a variety of services and can be reached at [...]

  • Meet Isabella "Bella" Illescas, a two-time finalist in Santa Barbara's Teen Star competition. Hear her story and watch her perform "All about the bass" in this year's competition. https://youtu.be/Dqr4rLg7STY Sloane Reali has a Master’s degree in Education, a California teaching credential and is certified to teach the Six Point Vocal WAV ™ Method. She is a Vocal Coach offering a variety of services and can be reached at 805/250-6609. www.VocalCoachingbySloane.com

  • Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind MARCH 27, 2014 Written By: REBEKAH EPSTEIN Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. There is no way around it: Public speaking can be terrifying. I probably do at least five or six presentations a month, and I still get butterflies right before starting. Once I am on stage [...]

  • Some food for thought—does your vocal tone pull people in or scare them away. MAY 28, 2014 Written By: JIM JOSEPH The following is the second article in the series, "Living Your Personal Brand," in which marketing master Jim Joseph discusses practical ways to build your brand daily and use it to advance your personal and professional lives. There’s been a lot written and discussed about brands finding their “voice” -- creating their own unique way of communicating [...]

  • SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Written By: JACQUELINE WHITMORE  If you're in the process of launching a company, you've most likely dedicated time to refining your handshake, your elevator pitch, even the way you dress. But there's an aspect of your image you may have neglected: the effectiveness of your voice. How you articulate plays a large role in how others perceive you. Your sincerity, credibility and confidence are all revealed in your speech. Here are some tips to use your voice [...]

Sloane Reali has a Master’s degree in Education, a California teaching credential and is certified to teach the Six Point Vocal WAV ™ Method. She is a Vocal Coach offering a variety of services and can be reached at 805/452-0523.