Speaking/performing in public can mean different things to different people.
Yet one thing most people agree on is we want to make a connection – whether you’re the person on stage speaking or in the audience. We’re all in community, even if that community is virtual, on our laptops or pads.
The speaker wants to reach their audience, even if the speaker is nervous, and the audience wants the speaker to succeed; they want to be inspired, touched, informed, educated; otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the audience in the first place.
This is why I do what I do as a voice teacher.
My free webinar is coming up Friday already! I would love for you to join me and ask any questions have about your voice.
Surgery to remove vocal polyps, as Adele had to endure, can be avoided by having healthy vocal onsets. Be careful not to push in your throat, and refrain from harsh onsets with vowel sounds – this is important for speakers and singers alike. Take a look at this video for a demonstration.
Most people would be a lot more comfortable speaking or singing in public if they talked more nicely to themselves. We need to be patient with ourselves while we’re on the playground, learning. Take a look at this video, and you’ll see what I mean.
A lot of people don’t make the connection that every time we speak, or sing, we’re constantly exhaling. Try speaking and inhaling at the same time, and you’ll see what I mean! Having enough breath behind your voice is critical for speakers and singers alike. Take a look at this video, and you’ll see what I mean.
Why am I using Barbie Dolls in these videos? You’ll find out in the next one!