SYSK Choice: How to Optimize Your Speaking Voice & How Animals Affect You

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By Mike Carruthers / OmniCastMedia / Westwood One Podcast Network / wwopodcasts@westwoodone.com and Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

For many of us, the Christmas holiday season is very special. Yet, there was a time in the United States when it was illegal to celebrate Christmas. The episode begins with an explanation of when and why Christmas was outlawed. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g2972/surprising-christmas-facts/?slide=25

A big part of the image you present to people is from your voice and the way you speak. Yet, a lot of people don’t like their voice and wish it sounded better or different. If you would like to optimize your voice, listen as I talk with Dr. Jackie Gartner-Schmidt a voice-specialized speech language pathologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has a TED talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGmGKAk3y-0&feature=youtu.be

If you are sending packages to people this holiday season you need to hear these simple suggestions from people who actually deliver packages. Their advice will help your Christmas gifts get their safely, on time and undamaged. http://www.rd.com/culture/confessions-ups-handler/

You have likely heard of the health benefits to owning a dog or cat. But our beneficial connection with animals goes well beyond that according to Richard Louv author of the book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives―and Save Theirs (https://amzn.to/2RUzdHX). Listen as he explains why we need animals in our lives and what all of our encounters with animals do for us - and the animals.

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