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Maria Tecce

4 Secrets For Public Speaking Success:  Vocal Exercises For Amazing Vocal Delivery!

As an actor, speaker, and performer I sometimes take my voice for granted and I forget how essential it is to my work. What I also take for granted are the tools I use every day to achieve amazing vocal presence.  I forget that my go-to public speaking vocal tools are not only effective for …

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Get Off the Public Speaking Racetrack: Slow Down When You Speak and Keep Your Audience Listening!

Do you speak like you’re racing in the Indy 500 in your public speaking? We’ve all been there. You’re panicking, your heart is thumping like a freight train, and all you want to do is race through your presentation and so you can sit down and hide. Here’s the thing:  If you race through your …

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Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone: Ace Your Virtual Presentations Like A Pro

Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone: Ace Your Virtual Presentations Like A Pro   If you haven’t heard the old maxim ‘Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone’, it’s an old chestnut that has been attributed to everyone from Winston Churchill to Franklin D Roosevelt. When it comes to virtual presentations, nothing could be more true. …

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Maria Tecce Voice and Speech Coach Author

Natural Born Speakers:  The Greatest Myth Ever Told

Great public speakers are made, not born. ‘Oh, she’s was born to be a public speaker.’  ‘He’s such a natural!’ Well… not really.  There’s a great myth that makes the rounds every now and then.  It purports that there are certain anointed people who came out of the womb with the skills to be amazing …

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See you on the big stage! Public speaking in action…

I love speaking on the big stage!   Folks, I am so stoked to be speaking for the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in the #RDS, Dublin next week on May 24th. These people are changing people’s lives everyday with their technology and innovations. I’ll be banging the drum about how public speaking …

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5 Public Speaking Secrets To A Sensational ‘Alternative Virtual Interview’ (or How To Ace Your AVI)

5 Public Speaking Secrets To A Sensational ‘Alternative Virtual Interview’  There’s a new kid in town since Covid.  It’s called the Alternative Virtual Interview (AVI) and it’s been making the rounds in business for the last couple of years. Gone are the days when Round 1 of the interview process meant meeting potential employers face …

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Maria Tecce Voice and Speech Coach Author

Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail: Preparation Is Key For Amazing Presentations

Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail:  Preparation Is Key For Amazing Presentations   I just got off Zoom with a client who is having a seriously bad day today.  She is wrapped up in feeling panicked and insecure about an upcoming high-stakes presentation. So. We did a deep dive into what is keeping her …

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Maria Tecce

Nerves vs. Excitement: How To Manage Nerves And Perform At Your Best

Nerves vs. excitement is a dichotomy that has flummoxed many coaches and performers alike. The question is: Which is which and how do you recognize which one you’re feeling? Here are 5 tips to recognizing when you’re feeling nervous/excited and what to do about it.

Maria Tecce

The 4 Hour Work Rule: Work Smarter To Make More Money

The 4 Hour Work Rule:  Work Smarter And Make More Money How many of you would like to make more money and work less hours?  A show of hands?  Yup, my hand is right up there with yours.  The 4-Hour Work Rule is all about making more money and working less hours. The human brain …

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