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5 Easy Fixes to Sound More Refined

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In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and the classic film My Fair Lady, Dr. Henry Higgins takes a common flower girl and turns her into a lady by teaching her how to speak more refined English. He knew that other people draw certain conclusions from the way we talk, whether they are fair or not.
No one needs to be refined all the time, but knowing how to sound when you want your voice to be heard can be a powerful tool for any woman. Follow these five simple suggestions for more sophisticated speech. Read the rest of this entry

How and Why to Subscribe to an Arts Venue

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If you’ve ever read a book set in turn-of-the-last century in London or New York, you’ve probably read about characters who spend the summer on their country estates and return to the city for “the season.” (The Age of Innocence is just such a book and a great read!) These wealthy characters wanted to be in town for all of the great operas, ballets, and concerts that their city had to offer. And they had bought their tickets in advance through a subscription. Read the rest of this entry