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WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for WomenA good part of our impression of someone is formed by the way they speak and how they sound, and many of us don't like the sound of our own voices. We find that people don't respond to us in the way we expect or want. This audio series, by an expert in communications discourse, shows you how to analyze your voice and speech patterns, and with some practice (and a tape recorder), smooth out the rough edge (those annoying habits like "um"). There are lots of lively speaking examples that evaluate elements like vocal vitality, tone and resonance. Good speaking, like good writing, is a tool and an art that can be learned; this is a fine introduction to the intricacies of voice and speech, and a good tool for improving both.