Friday, September 22, 2017

Three Quick Tips to Instantly Sing Better


Anaïs Saint-Jude earned her PhD in French from Stanford University. Currently a relationship manager for LinkedIn Corporation, she has pivoted her career into sales. In her free time, Anaïs Saint-Jude enjoys singing. 

Singing provides a fun, yet often challenging, way to express oneself through music. Whether you want to become a worldwide musical sensation or simply embarrass yourself less the next time you karaoke, these three quick tips can help you to improve your singing ability. 

1. Open Up - Simply opening your mouth wider as you sing can help project a more powerful voice while also improving your tone. This tip rings true for vowel sounds as well, which will cause less strain while producing greater resonance. 

2. Avoid Dairy - Dairy products like milk and ice cream produce a lot of phlegm, which can be a singer’s worst enemy. Extra phlegm will get stuck in your throat and cause your voice to crack.

3. Warm Up - Singing makes use of the muscles in and around your throat, so warm up your muscles just like you would before exercising. Spend about 10 minutes performing vocal warm up exercises before you perform to ensure that your throat muscles are ready to go for your big number.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Frank Stella Exhibit at de Young Museum


Leveraging more than a decade of experience at the helm of large-scale operations, Anaïs Saint-­Jude currently serves as a program and engagement manager for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Outside of her professional life, Anaïs Saint-Jude is a patron of the arts and avid supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

The de Young Museum, in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, is currently exhibiting Frank Stella: A Retrospective, which is the first exhibit featuring the artist’s work in more than 40 years. The exhibit will display 50 total pieces, which include paintings, sculptures, reliefs, and maquettes.

One of the central pieces of the exhibit is Das Erdbeben in Chili [N#3] currently housed in Wilsey Court. At 12 feet by 40.5 feet, Das Erdbeben in Chili checks in as one of Stella’s biggest pieces.

The exhibit has also been on display at New York’s Whitney Museum and the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. It will be housed at the de Young Museum until Feb. 26, 2017.

For more information, visit deyoung.famsf.org.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LeBron James Claims NBA Inaugural Week Accolade


Following her graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree, Anaïs Saint-Jude received a master’s from the University of Colorado before obtaining a master's in Humanities and French and a PhD in French from Stanford University. Currently serving as the program and engagement manager at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Anaïs Saint-Jude leads the marketing and design of all programs and events. Having been the captain of her undefeated high school basketball team and leading them to a state championship, she believes one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game is LeBron James.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced LeBron James as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week (POTW) for games played beginning Tuesday, October 25, 2016. While becoming the first player in Cleveland team history to receive the award during the inaugural week, LeBron James also set the record for the most POTW awards in league history at 54, placing him with 21 more than the next closest player, Kobe Bryant. 

Averaging 21 points, 8.3 boards and 10.0 assists during the first week of the 2016 NBA season, King James led the Cavaliers to a 3-0 record and extended his double figure consecutive scoring streak to 720 games, third in NBA history. Marking the 35th time the NBA All-Star has won the POTW award in Cleveland, James was the only player during the opening week to post a triple-double, tying him with Utah Jazz great Fat Lever for the sixth most all time in league history at 43.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Perspective on information overload by Anaïs Saint-Jude


Is information overload really new? Anais Saint Jude will provide a bit of perspective by looking at another great period of innovation: the 17th century.