Tips to train and prepare your voice for any speaking occasion
12 July 2022
Whether you are preparing to take part in a public speaking event, an MC for a wedding or the lead singer of a band, knowing how to train and prepare your voice is critical to everything going as planned. No one wants to croak halfway through their longest note of the evening. Glance at a few tips below to know how you can prepare your voice for any speaking occasion:
Warming up is a very important step to training and preparing your voice – while ensuring you avoid injury or strain. Make sure to warm up, even before a public speaking speech you must do at school! Keep your face relaxed as you practice matching pitch, breathing, and mouthing the acoustics as you work through your vocal scales, a couple of days before an event, but most importantly the day of.
Breath control work out!
A voice artist can also use this skill, or even a radio presenter – but most importantly a singer. If you want to control the vibration of your vocal folds and expand your lung capacity, practice breath control with some breath work outs such as diaphragmatic breathing. Which is just a fancy way of saying breath from your diaphragm.
A good nights’ sleep!
Be honest with this one, everyone is not their best when they are tired. The strange thing is neither are your vocals apparently. Your body needs time to recharge otherwise certain parts will not work to their full capacity, such as your voice. Also, when you’re tired, you don’t even have the energy to talk let alone perform.
Take care of your voice!
Did you know that some Opera singers may go an entire day without speaking the day before a performance? Not to say you must ignore everyone but nurse your voice the day before your speaking or singing event and just remove yourself from situations that you know irritate your voice.
Record yourself and play it back!
If you’re worried you are reading your script too fast, or not taking enough breaths in a song you’re singing – record yourself, play it back and hear where you have gone wrong. Not only does this assist you in warming up your voice and training your vocal cords but it also works on your breath work.
Most voice artists and vocalists, even actors, cherish their vocal cords – their voices are their livelihood, just like many of the voice artists who work with us to create incredible products such as audiobooks and radio ads. Whether you are searching for a voice for your next project, or simply looking for another platform to showcase your talent – Mic Drop Media are your guys! Give us a call on 074 771 6666 or take a look around the rest of our website (www.micdropgroup.com).