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The Speaking Superpower You Never Think About with Kym Dakin

Have you ever felt like you weren’t being heard, or that others in the room seem to command more respect than you? Well, my guest Kym Dakin, says the reason just may be the way you use your voice. Listen in and learn how you can use your voice — and other techniques — so you can connect with your listeners.


Kym has been a working creative, coach, and trainer for almost 30 years. She utilizes theatre and improv skills in high-impact experiential training through her company: Voice Into Learning. Kym is a founding member of Portland Playback Theatre, combining structured improvisation with community storytelling, and she is also the author of Don’t Trust Your Ears: A Revolutionary Way to Listen that will Change Your World! Kym’s teaching credentials include: Bowdoin College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of New England.



  • How to use your voice as a source of power
  • Why we don’t think vocal quality, vocal tone, and the words we use impact us.
  • How others’ vocal quality, vocal tone, and words impact us when we’re listening.
  • The key to a strong pitch.
  • How to implement the 5-4-3-2-1 method.
  • The key to having fun.