Category Archives: Public Speaking

Emotional Transparency

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s fascinating in which contexts individuals intend to be emotionally transparent and in which contexts the intention goes more in the direction of concealment. Even more fascinating is it when you actually consciously intend to … Continue reading

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Speaking, Singing, Systems and Family Constellations

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden After a long weekend of working with extremely talented speakers and presenters of all ages in a course called “Vocal Mastery; Voice, the Third Hand” here in Germany, I’ve come away with some new insights … Continue reading

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Slower is Faster

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Funny thing about time. It is relative. When I was in my 20s, I wanted to ‘get it together’ as a performer and as a singer as fast as possible. My time-frame for preparing a … Continue reading

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focus Focus FOCUS F O C U S

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’ve long asked myself what people mean exactly when they use this word. It came up in a seminar recently. One of the participants was asking herself the same question out loud. It came up … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on “The Breath”

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Much has been said and much has been written about “The Breath” for singing and for speaking. Discussions about the breath in general and in singing specifically always remind me of that Zen story of … Continue reading

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Manipulation, Influencing-with-Integrity and my dog Fluffy

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden A bit over a year ago, our little family unit bought a dog. Fluffy. I fell in love immediately, which isn’t difficult when you look into those soulful eyes. That was the problem; if I … Continue reading

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Arrogance, Humility and the professional Singer

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Every singer has heard the word “Diva”. Even in Rock, Pop and Jazz the word is familiar. On the negative side, it denotes an attitude of arrogance, egoism, self-involvement and a bit of aggression. Does … Continue reading

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