Your voice matters a lot to me! I’m dedicating my decades of experience to help YOU get the perfect voice. Heed these warnings to keep your voice healthy and performing at its peak.
I’ve dedicated my career to making the world a better place, one voice at a time. That’s why I have to tell you about these three things you probably didn’t realize are hurting your voice! (Watch the full video to hear examples and understand why these are so harmful!)
- Committing dieting don’ts
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Hi, I’m Roger Love, celebrity voice coach and top-selling author. I’m working to make the world a better-sounding place, one voice at a time. Starting with yours!
That’s why I have to tell you about these three things you probably didn’t realize are hurting your voice!
Here’s number one: mouth-breathing.
[Demonstrating creepy mouth breathing] This is not just putting a damper on your dating life, it’s drying out your vocal cords and hurting your voice! If you do this a lot, it can even cause redness and inflammation. Instead, when you breathe through your nose, turbinates and filters add moisture to your breath, providing a bit of lubrication to your cords when the air hits them during speaking or singing. The temperature of the air is also better controlled when coming from your nose. This reduces temperature shock to your cords that can make them momentarily resize or cause hiccups.
Whispering is the second quiet villain to the voice.
While you might think it sounds sexy, whispering forces so much air across your vocal cords that they can experience a sort of windburn. In my thirty-plus years of training celebrity singers, I’ve discovered that most singers actually damage their voice through the way they speak, not the way they sing.
And whispering as a way to “save your voice” is also a myth. Intensive, long periods of whispering can harm your voice more than the same amount of time spent yelling! Even if you don’t feel it that moment, whispering every day only accumulates the impact on your voice over time.
Number three is committing dieting don’ts.
I made a full lesson for you about the six food categories that can derail your voice on my blog at RogerLove.com. You can head there after this lesson to check it out. In the meantime, remember that your vocal cords are a part of your body that need to be trained and nourished in order to perform. Just like your leg muscles before a run, your voice needs to be strengthened and properly nourished. If you’re putting the wrong foods and liquids in, your voice can’t put out the performance you want and need.
Your voice matters A LOT to me! I’m dedicating my decades of experience to help YOU get the perfect voice. Heed these warnings to keep your voice healthy and performing at its peak. Tell me how the tips worked for you or add some more to my list in the comments or on twitter @RogerLove1.