e103: Presenting with your Voice (with Jackie Gartner-Schmidt of Voice Now)

  • The human voice is a critical element in presenting. Yes, more important than the presentation slides – sometimes! This episode is an amazing discussion learning about the human voice and ways to protect it and use it as we talk with Jackie Gartner-Schmidt who is a PhD in “Human Voice!”
  • Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is co-director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, co-director of Upper Airway Exercise Breathing Center, Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Speech-Language Pathology-Voice Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has 25+ years of experience in professional voice as both a clinician and clinical researcher. Jackie has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and presented approximately 400 lectures around the world. AND she created Voice Now, LLC in 2013 to help people present better. With one-on-one coaching and workshops on presentation effectiveness including: content creation, slide design, and delivery.
  • This episode we talk about the voice, how presenters use their voice, how they need to care for their voice and how to use a drinking straw kazoo (that is Troy’s description)!


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