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4 tips with which you can optimize the sound of your voice

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So you take your voice stress, nervousness and fatigue

Everyone has probably had the unpleasant experience of having a vocal failure during a speech or presentation. The uncertainty in the voice usually affects the audience, because they turn off eventually, because they no longer reach the content. Result: The uncertainty in the voice increases with the reaction of the audience. Reasons for a shaky voice can be stress, nervousness or fatigue. In order for your voice to sound balanced in the future, if you are facing an important performance, you should pay attention to these 4 tips.

Relax: What? Loosely ... Exactly because the sound of your voice has more to do with the constitution of your body than you can imagine. Especially tensions in the shoulder area have negative effects on your voice. Therefore, it is important that you do an exercise before an important lecture or speech that will make you relax and relax.

  • Pull shoulders up towards ears and hold for about 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Then gently lower your shoulders and exhale.

Repeat this exercise at least three times until you feel relaxed in this area.

Beating Your Body: The word "knocking" is probably more familiar with carpets. But your body is also fine if you knock it out gradually. You just take your flat palm and tapping on different parts of your body. You will see how relaxed you are after that. That's how it works:

  • You start at the shoulders
  • Work your way down over your arms and hands and walk over the armpit side towards your chest. Do not forget the second arm.
  • It continues with your stomach from which you drive slowly over your legs in the direction of the feet.
  • Now with both palms of the feet from the buttocks drive.
  • Get over your back to the starting position at your shoulders

Repeat this exercise two or three times.

Tongue tongue: Who trains his voice, has a goal: a perfect articulation. For this to work, a good tongue muscles is required. Snapping is a simple exercise that helps to strengthen your tongue. If you do not know what is meant by the so-called snapping, here comes the explanation ...

  • Press your tongue top to your upper palate. It should feel a bit like the tongue sticking to the palate.
  • Then you pull your tongue jerkily and quickly down, creating a kind of "clack" sound.

Depending on your needs, you can repeat this exercise as often as you like. The more often you do it, the stronger your tongue gets. The result: Your articulation improves.

The Corking Exercise: This is a very effective and simple exercise that makes you smile a little at first because you look a bit strange when you run it. The purpose of the whole thing is to relax the jaw nicely. All it takes to do the exercise is a cork. If that is not tangible, you can also take your thumb. Then you proceed as follows:

  • Say something quite normal and without a cork or a thumb in the mouth: "Hello and welcome, my name is ... and I greet you warmly!"
  • Now you take the cork / thumb in the mouth and say the sentence again.
  • Remove the cork / thumb and repeat the sentence.

Did you notice the difference? That's really exciting, right?

A little extra tip: For your safety and in case of an emergency, it can help to have throat pills with a special hydro-depot in your pocket, provide the mouth and throat with sufficient moisture and keep the voice supple.

If you perform these exercises in good time before your speech, you can noticeably strengthen your voice. If you notice that this does not lead to any improvement, you can also turn to a professional vocal chess expert.