So you want to learn how to project voice with confidence? Many people, especially the loud ones, know exactly how to raise their voice so that everyone can hear them speak obnoxiously. Knowing how to project voice without coming off as obnoxious, however, is a skill few people know how to do. You can project voice with bold assertion without looking like a looney, it just takes some practice.
You need the following to project voice confidently:
- Glass of water
- Jar of honey
- Microphone (optional)
- Clear your throat. The sounds that emanate from your vocal chords travel up your throat to produce language, communication, and anything else verbally. Songs are the same way, actually, and even they require some clearing of the throat. Drink a lot of water, avoid carbonated drinks for a while, and try not to consume anything else unhealthy (cigarettes, alcohol). Honey, also, makes for a great remedy for soothing the throat.
- Exercise your voice. Stretch those vocal chords! You can project voice by trying out some vocal excercises such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", or even the theme song of your favorite television show in Alto/Bass. Try to project voice as comfortably as possible, without sounding like anything that's not you.
- Stand straight and pick your head up. Your vocal chords will be free to announce important things if they are free. Pick up your head and emanate from your gut, not so much your mouth.
- Don't strain yourself. Not only will shouting destroy your precious vocal chords, it will ruin all future attempts to project voice. If you cannot physically speak clearly to a large audience, use a microphone to get your message across.
It's not that difficult to project voice once you get the hang of it. People that correctly project voice are more respected in the work place, in organizations, and among friends. Do not be afraid to project voice to people, but always be weary of coming off too strong with your newfound talent.
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