Voice and Speech Finding more than just your voice

December 18, 2019

Should I Breathe Through My Mouth or Through My Nose?

I constantly get this question in the comments to my videos, “When I’m speaking, should I breathe through my mouth or through my nose?” The answer is pretty obvious, but we just don’t realize it when we’re focused on a conversation. Here are three reasons why a mouth breath is more effective for speaking than a nose breath.

December 13, 2019

Voice Training: Trying Too Hard

Voice students without supervision often end up working too hard. This results in tension that makes the voice sound flat, hard and lifeless. Voice training aims to produce maximum sound with a minimum amount of effort. Learning to work with your voice, rather than pushing your voice, enables you to sound good, feel good and engage others.

March 1, 2018

Voice Training: Breath Holding

Breath-holding is one of those unnoticed habits that presents a real obstacle to your speaking voice. It closes you up, stops your flow and gets you into your head. Cultivating uninterrupted breath flow can make the difference between feeling blocked and jammed up as a speaker or being open, connected and fully engaged.

October 4, 2017

Listener-Centered Presentation: The Performance Stage

Filed under: Presentation,Public Speaking — Jay Miller @ 8:28 pm

It’s so easy to feel self-conscious when you deliver a speech or presentation. After all, everyone is watching and listening to you. But the ultimate objective of any presentation is to deliver a message to your listeners as effectively as possible. Here are three strategies to help you keep your audience as the primary focus of your speech or presentation.

September 20, 2017

Listener-Centered Presentation: The Preparation Stage

Filed under: Presentation,Public Speaking — Jay Miller @ 2:37 pm

September 6, 2017

Public Speaking: Just Get Through It

August 16, 2017

Voice Training: Nasal Resonance

Filed under: Voice — Jay Miller @ 4:14 pm

July 26, 2017

Public Speaking: Freedom versus Formulas

Filed under: Presentation,Public Speaking — Jay Miller @ 8:39 pm

July 7, 2017

Voice Training: Managing Expectations

Filed under: Growth and Personal Improvement,Voice — Jay Miller @ 8:08 pm

June 21, 2017

Voice Training: The First 20 Hours

Filed under: Growth and Personal Improvement,Voice — Jay Miller @ 9:35 pm

« Newer PostsOlder Posts »

Powered by WordPress