SL045: How To Warm Up Your Voice Before You Give A Speech

Today I’m speaking in Bangkok, Thailand but before I go onstage Alison Burns and I wanted to show you how to warm up your voice before you give a speech.


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Hey, it’s James Taylor, a keynote speaker on creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. And today, we’re here in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m actually about to go on stage. I’m speaking for 200 people here as at M Academy. And I’m going to be talking about creativity and artificial intelligence. But I’m sitting in the green room just now here with Alison, my wife, who is also a fantastic vocal coach, and she’s having me run through my vocal exercises. Just now to tell tell us about some of the vocal exercises that you have me do before you go onstage? Well, your first vocal warmup is to get some moisture on your vocal cords and, and to get rid of the gluck as I call it. It’s the mucus that’s been building up so you want to get that clear to see what to do some soft descending hums. Always use a descending because descending is much kinder on your vocal cords. They You want to take some do some lip trills. A lip bubbles as well. Is weakening up all those articulators and I get your breath management. It’s not the breath control because you just want to just let your breathing your breathing happen to happen normally, but you want to have a little bit of breathe management. will accept that do for a second. And when you get when you told me is just to get your mouth moving. Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick, tock tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tick, tick, tock, tick tock, and then what was the other one, the tip of the tongue and the teeth and the lips, the tip of the tongue and the teeth and the little lips, the tip of the tongue and the teeth and the lips, get your mouth moving. So I’m going to be going on stage in a few moments time. Thank you awesome for giving me that all will help me that good little vocal warm up on stage. We have a great audience here today different companies all across Thailand, Southeast Asia. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.