You use your voice professionally. You’re a journalist, host, entrepreneur, leader, politician, teacher, judge, or anyone who speaks for their job. You want your voice to sound better, stronger, bolder in your meetings, or just in daily life. You want to be able to express and communicate clearly, using your authentic voice, and engage your audience. What do you REALLY need?
People often ask me, “do I need to warm up?” “Why do I need to warm up?” “How often do I need to practice?” “When do I need to do it?” “Do I only need to do it just before I’m about to record/interview/present/speak publicly?” Well, that depends…
Does a professional basketball player pull into the parking lot, put on the uniform, and start the game? No way! A professional athlete warms up before the game. Passing…dribbling up and down the court…free throw after free throw after free throw. Even at the height of Michael Jordan’s career, he was practicing, practicing, practicing. He trained almost every day, starting early in the morning, sometimes before the sun rose. That’s how you become the best.
Does Yo-Yo Ma walk into the concert hall with a cold cello, pull it out of the case and start the concert? Of course not! Yo-Yo lets the instrument warm up, tunes it, and plays his cello before the concert, to make sure both he and his instrument are warm, tuned, and ready to perform. And a professional musician doesn’t just warm up before a concert, but practices every day…scales, fingerings, ornaments, rhythms….
So, how good do you want to be? If you use your voice in your work, YES you need to warm up and you need to have a daily practice. The more you practice and prepare, the better your voice will serve you in your work.
If you’re ready to learn how to craft your own practice, book a FREE consultation call with me now! Let’s get you feeling AT HOME IN YOUR VOICE!