To yell or shout is offensive to your listeners’ ears and can be offensive to your throat and vocal folds (cords) as well. Over time, continual yelling can do untold damage to both your pharynx and larynx. So what is the answer when you need to increase your volume? Learn how to speak with more power without pushing the sound from your throat. It is called projection. |
Powered by your chest cavity, projection stops vocal abuse. And, it comes in very handy if you do any of the following on a regular basis:
The problem with a job that requires continual talking or any situation in which you must speak with more volume for long periods is that you may begin to notice that the hoarseness or persistent sore throat you’ve been noticing is not going away. And, if you do not correct the problem, it will only get worse. You may even lose your voice by the end of the day.
- root for your favorite sports team;
- get your children to listen to you;
- work in an environment where there is a lot of noise;
- do any form of public speaking;
- read out loud;
- speak in a loud bar or club; and/or
- talk on the phone for great lengths of time.
Vocal abuse is an ever-growing concern for many, many people. The problem with vocal abuse is that if you do not change the cause for the abuse, it will continue. Even if you develop nodules on your vocal folds and are able to get rid of them, should you continue in the same manner of speaking that caused the problem in the first place, the hoarseness, sore throat, loss of voice, and/or nodes will return.
The answer is to learn to power your voice by means of your chest cavity which will immediately lessen the wear and tear on both your pharynx and larynx. Presently, you are not using your chest cavity as one of your resonators. Instead you are relying on your nasal passages, mouth cavity, and particularly your throat and vocal folds to do the work. When you take the largest of your resonators – that huge cavity in your chest – and power your sound from there, the effect will be dramatic.
Not only will you sound better, but a voice that is projected does not hurt your listeners’ ears!
The Voice Lady Nancy Daniels offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice and presentation skills as well as Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. Visit Nancy's Voice Training site at Voice Dynamic and discover The Power of Your Voice or watch as she describes in more detail The Truth About Vocal Abuse.
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