Every year, I consult and train with hundreds of people, and the five most common issues are
Speaking too quickly- caused by fast, shallow breathing, jaw tension and being too focused on content.
Not projecting- caused by a lack of grounding, breath support and resonance.
Sounding too high- caused by physical tension and shallow breathing.
Mumbling- caused by fast rate, jaw and tongue tension, and a soft voice.
Nervousness- caused by tension, shallow breathing, and inadequate preparation.
The solution? It’s always some version of
- Deep breathing
It’s not rocket science, but what appears simple is not always easy. It’s hard to stay open. Get a vocal coach.