How to warm up your voice ready to present your podcast


Do you want to know the secret to becoming a great presenter? It all starts with warming up your voice. In this episode, I'll share three effective ways to warm up your vocal cords.

Having a background in presenting, I understand the challenge of recording or going live early in the morning when our voices are still adjusting. To achieve the best results, it's wise to record your podcast later in the day when your voice has had time to warm up naturally.

Nevertheless, there are techniques we can use to speed up the process and get our voices ready to present. Let's explore the three easy steps to warming up your voice effectively.


Step 1: Hydration - Keeping Your Voice in Top Condition

Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining the quality of your voice. Drinking plenty of water and warm beverages throughout the day can help keep your vocal cords in excellent condition. Proper hydration ensures that your voice remains clear, smooth, and ready for presenting.


Step 2: Reading Aloud - Exercise Your Mouth and Vocal Cords

Take advantage of every opportunity to read aloud. Whether it's a bedtime story, an article, or a book, reading aloud activates your vocal cords and gets your mouth moving. Reading also helps your eyes practice reading ahead, improving your fluency.

If you choose children's books, they often require a bit of acting, enhancing your expression and helping you lift the words off the page.


Step 3: Tongue Twisters - Energise Your Mouth and Mind

Tongue twisters are fantastic exercises to get your mouth and vocal cords fully engaged. They work wonders for warming up your voice and sharpening your articulation. Here's a classic tongue twister to try: "She sells seashells on the seashore."

This one helps with plosive sounds, particularly "P" sounds: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers." As you can see, it's not as easy as it sounds. You can find numerous tongue twisters with a simple Google search, and there's also the "Voice Coach" podcast for additional tips in this area.


Conclusion: Present with Confidence and Warm Up Your Voice

By following these three easy steps - hydration, reading aloud, and tongue twisters - you'll have your voice warmed up and ready for presenting. Stay tuned for future episodes on presenting, and please let me know how these tips work for you.



The Voice Over Coach - Nic has a really great tips and ideas.




Stay connected

Be the first to know about upcoming events and get weekly podcast tips. Straight to your inbox.

We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.