with Kesha Monk
What’s your vocal health routine? In this episode of the Entrepreneur Hustle series, Anne and guest co-host Kesha Monk share their secrets for keeping their voices primed for business. Get ideas for warmups, how to de-stress to get the best reads, and how to combat allergies. Do you have an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor? No? These bosses let you in on a couple of tricks they’ve learned from specialists. This is an episode full of actionable tips + where to get all-natural VoCal Throat Spray. Relax, breathe, and listen to this prescription for good vocal health!
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
Warming up your voice at the beginning of every day is vitally important
Not warming up can impact your performance
Your warm-up should include your vocal cords, neck, and spine
Tongue twisters are a great warmup
Talking itself can be a good warmup
Get a clear water bottle with a straw, and blow into it, making bubbles while doing vocal slides
“Blowing raspberries” can help warm up your lips
Postnasal drip will make your voice sound gummy. The VoCal throat spray can help this!
Having an ENT or ornithologist can be helpful to your vocal health
In addition to vocal health, your ear health is vitally important
Overuse or improper use of your voice can strain the muscles in your throat, even if your sessions aren’t necessarily vocally stressful
Don’t clear your throat. You should gently cough to clear the phlegm
Good breath control is vital to voiceover, and taking deep diaphragmatic breaths can also be a good warmup
Don’t be self-conscious that these breaths will show up in a session, this is why we have editing
Decaffeinated tea can also be great for your vocal health
Lemon and honey can be good for your throat
A nasal wash, or neti pot is also good for clearing out congestion
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! You have to do this 24/7 not just before you go into the booth!
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