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August 8th, 2023

Dr. Mark Wilkinson, Vocal Expert: Your Voice Matters

  1. Dr. Mark Wilkinson, Vocal Expert: Your Voice Matters Dr. Laura Sicola 39:39

This week, Dr. Mark Wilkinson will share with us various ways that preparing our voice can help lead to a greater impact in front of any size audience.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The importance of warming up your body and vocal chords before speaking.
  • How certain foods can cause acid reflux and to be mindful of them.
  • Why you should find a balance between breathiness and harshness in vocal sound.
  • Recognizing some of the myths around vocal expression.

About Dr. Wilkinson:

This tall, fully bilingual Canadian is a gentle giant on a mission to spread kindness everywhere he goes. Infusing his operatically trained voice with humor, joy, and a quick wit, Mark teaches people how to enjoy life and treat themselves and others better.

Mark maintains a varied career as a baritone soloist and actor, sought-after teacher, voice-over artist, personal trainer, volunteer, and community builder. No matter where he goes, his common mission is to use the human voice for good.

The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, he has presented workshops across North America to individuals and groups of all ages. Usually found smiling or laughing, he continues his work both personally and professionally based on a simple motto:

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

You can connect with Mark in the following ways:


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:

  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
  • LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
  • Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
  • Twitter: @LauraSicola
  • Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
  • Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.

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