Public domain image via Pixabay.
Public domain image via Pixabay.

2855 Mangum Road, Houston 77092
Suite 535, Building A
Cost: $30 Early Bird
$40 Regular
Fee includes light refreshments, handouts, and resource list.


Your payment is your reservation and registration.
Upcoming dates: call 713.622.8794 to inquire.

Space is limited. Advance registration and reservation required.
No “at the door” admission.

You’ve probably been to more professional development trainings than you can remember. How many were about the importance of your voice as a part of your communications tool-kit? Might your voice actually be sabotaging your career?

A recent study funded by Duke University showed that women’s voices exhibiting SPECIFIC QUALITIES and MANNERISMS scored lower in employer evaluations. In other words, women who “Up-talked” (ending every sentence or phrase as if it were a question?),  were perceived to be less intelligent, less confident, less capable, and less trustworthy. WHOA!

Is it fair to judge someone based on their vocal quality? Of course not! And yet, this is the world we live in. Your voice leaves an impression that STICKS. Why not do everything you can to make your voice work for you, rather than against you? Your voice is relatively easy to develop and change, if you just know what to do. That’s where this seminar can help.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • the three most annoying vocal mannerisms that undermine women’s careers – and how to stop them
  • how to change your voice in a healthy and sustainable way
  • how 15 minutes of vocal practice each day can raise your income

You’ll be in a small-group setting, which allows for a comfortable atmosphere for learning, with lots of individual attention and opportunity to practice a bit. MaryBeth creates a “safe space” for exploration and experimentation with new vocal techniques, and is dedicated to helping you find your best voice!

Image credit: Paula Puffer  Photography
Image credit: Paula Puffer Photography

Your instructor: MaryBeth Smith is the Founder and Director of the Feldenkrais® Center of Houston. A member of the Voice Faculty at Texas State University from 1991-2002, she taught singers of all abilities and directed the University’s Opera Workshop. In the “speaking” world, she has read textbooks as a volunteer for Recording for the Blind, announced for three NPR member stations, and has performed voice-overs for commercials, documentary, and industrial presentations. Currently, she works with people from all walks of life who wish to learn to bring their voice into alignment with who they are in the world.

For more information, call 713.622.8794