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Idea to Invention by Patricia Nolan-Brown

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How Strong Is Your Voice? Passion Speaks!

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

—VOLTAIRE

A few decades ago, several books came out popularizing a concept that was revolutionary at the time: we learned that we could read other people's body language to find out what they're really saying because, although words may lie, the body never does. Along with that novel idea goes this one: We can recognize the ring of truth in words spoken with passionate conviction. And that's what “voice” in this chapter is all about—not learning how to sugarcoat ...

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