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Marc Mitnick, MS, CCC-SLP, Board certified and licensed Speech, Language and Voice Pathologist, Director, Your Speech Therapist, Inc.

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I Hate My Voice on the Phone

| Jul 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our voice therapist blogs today on more techniques for voice modification from male to female with emphasis on how to sound like your true gender on the telephone. Without the visual clues to let people know you are female you have to take extra care when using your voice over the phone. Marc Mitnick writes about how to overcome your own misgivings about how you sound and gives pointers for improving your femme telephone voice.

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Voice Modification: Pitch

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

It isn’t just in baseball that pitch matters. It’s very important that a trans person can deliver their verbal communication in a pitch that matches their gender presentation. And if you are a trans woman with a low pitched voice are you doomed to be called “sir” whenever you speak? Not necessarily. Today voice therapist Marc Mitnick talks about the pitch difference between male and female voices. Turns out it’s only half an octave difference.

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How Does a Speech Pathologist Modify Your Voice MtF?

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Marc Mitnick is a speech therapist who helps male to female trans people develop a feminine voice. Today Marc outlines in general what a speech therapist will do to help a client modify their voice and communication style to make the way the talk more feminine.

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What is Vocal Feminization Surgery?

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today speech therapist Marc Mitnick discusses throat surgery to raise vocal pitch and achieve a feminine voice. For some it is a last resort after vocal exercises fail to produce the desired result. There are different types of procedures that change pitch by shortening or thinning the vocal cords. Marc takes a look at two procedures.

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Voice Treatment for MtF Trans Individuals

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Achieving a natural sounding feminine voice when you’ve been talking like a guy since puberty may take some work. Like anything worthwhile you have to put out some effort to achieve results. Today speech therapist Marc Mitnick gives you a homework assignment. Music may be the key to raising your voice to the proper pitch and Marc shows you a couple of simple musical exercises that will help you toward your goal.

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Methods of Training for Male to Female Voice

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

So you’re all dressed up and looking good as an attractive woman should but you’re too worried to go out of the house and mingle with the rest of the world for fear that your male voice will give you away. There is only one remedy for that and it requires doing a lot of work to achieve a believable feminine voice that matches your look. Speech therapist Marc Mitnick has some exercises for you. Whether you are a part time girl or a trans woman these techniques can help you find your feminine voice.

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Verbal Communication & Percieved Cultural Views of Gender

| Jan 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today Marc Mitnick presents the differences between the male and female verbal communication. He excerpts from Julia T Woods book, Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture. Masculine speech is used to exert control and enhance status. Feminine speech is focused on feelings and relationships. Knowing the differences is important when you cross the gender border.

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Male vs. Female Non-Verbal Communication

| Dec 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today Marc Mitnick, MS, CCC-SLP, Certified Speech/Voice Pathologist, has a post on the differences between male and female non-verbal — body language — communication. How often have you seen a well dressed, pretty crossdresser sit “wrong”? They look very feminine but when they sit or gesture there is something “off.” Marc explains that males and females speak a different body language. Just as their verbal communication is not the same, so is their non-verbal communication. Follow Marc’s tips to move and interact as your preferred gender.

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Voice Therapy for Trans People

| Oct 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Marc Mitnick,MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech pathologist practicing in the South Florida areas of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He is blogging with TGForum to provide information on how to successfully, without damage to the vocal cords, achieve the voice that matches your gender identity. He works with both FtM and MtF trans people. Today he provides an overview of how speech therapy can work for you and how to find a therapist in your area.

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New Federal Civil Rights Rules Protect Gender Transition

| Sep 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Marc Mitnick writes about the new federal civil rights rules that protect a trans person’s right to transition. In the past health care providers have been turning away trans patients or treating them badly. Now with new regulations from the federal government any health care providers who receive federal money to subsidize their services must no discriminate against patients who fall into several categories, including being trans. Marc has all the details in his post today.

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Don’t Be Outed By Your Voice!

| Aug 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today we’re honored to present the first post about how to express your true gender with your voice by Marc Mitnick, MS, CCC-SLP, Board certified and licensed Speech, Language and Voice Pathologist and Director at Your Speech Therapist, Inc. Marc is based in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Florida. In this first post he discusses the differences between male and female voices and how voices can be modified. We’re happy to present his expertise to our TGF readers.

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