Tips for Optimum Vocal Performance of Loud and Clear
- Have a glass of water nearby.
- Sit upright with your feet planted on the floor and back upright.
- Use diaphragmatic breathing throughout. These are deep breaths that cause your belly to rise and fall.
- Picture throwing your voice across the room, hitting a target hung slightly elevated.
- Project but do not strain your voice. This can be vocal abuse and lead to injury of the voice.
- Inhale through your nose to help humidify your breath and prevent drying out.
- If you run out of air during vocal exercises or in real life, break up your sentence into short phrases and take breaths in between. It’s better to speak a little more slowly to ensure you’re heard.
- Use breath support to increase or decrease your volume. Do not close your mouth to decrease volume.