Breathe like a chihuahua

… or read the news like a cowboy  –  Jessica Hansen’s exercises to connect with your best voice:

Isn’t Jessica talking about radio work and speaking? She is. But everything she says applies to all microphone work. We take our voices for granted and we forget how much they can do. If we let them. It’s wonderful watching the happy surprise on the faces of Jessica’s three ‘students’ as their bodies and voices follow her playful instructions. She engages them by bypassing any intellectual interference. They’re playing. They surprise themselves by feeling sensations in their body as it follows Jessica’s instructions. Magical.

More of Jessica’s exercises here: https://training.npr.org/2017/06/19/aerobics-for-your-voice-3-tips-for-sounding-better-on-air/

Led to Jessica’s video via an article on the voices that listeners expect and therefore accept on radio. Worth a read: https://n.pr/31G5B2E

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