Updated: Aug 29, 2020
This how-to guide outlines tips to use to keep your
voice healthy for your entire life. To individuals who use their voices in their jobs, making sure your voice will last a lifetime is critical. People who use their voices each day are at risk for developing vocal problems that can become chronic and affect your livelihoods. Check-out my specialized lists of do's-and-don'ts.
Vocal Misuse Behaviors to Avoid
Your vocal cords are very delicate, and when you speak or sing your vocal folds come together and gently vibrate. If these vocal folds come together in a forceful way they can be injured.
Talk loudly yell scream or make
Start singing without warming up or without coaching
Talk over the noise in a variety of settings such as a bar, soccer game or party
Prop your cell or phone between you shoulder and your ear
Get close to the person you want to talk to instead of shouting across a room
Be aware of how loud you are speaking and avoid whispering-use a soft voice
Use a microphone, a monitor speaker if singing with a band and take voice breaks
Use good posture and breath support
USE YOUR SPEAKING VOICE IN A HEALTHY WAY
When you are talking, your vocal folds come together about 100-200 times per second and that adds up to millions of times a day and they can be injured over time. Stop talking before you feel tired and know your vocal limits.