Taking Care of Your Voice
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As an information marketing business owner, you’ll need to take care of your voice. If you do seminars or record your own audio programs, your voice will be an integral part of your products.
That being the case, you’ll want to make sure and follow some simple rules to “protect” your voice from harm. I advise you to take care of your voice and follow these rules.
1. Drink water when you speak.
Whether you are speaking to a group or to just one other person in an interview situation, it’s important for you to drink water. Water is to your throat what oil is to a car engine. It’s a lubricant. You’d never want to run your car without oil or your voice without water. Never use HOT or COLD water. Keep it room temperature to properly take care of your voice.
2. Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine.
Drinking alcohol and things like coffee will have a deleterious effect on your voice in both the short and long term. There are a lot of sophisticate medical explanations that I can give you, but in short, just don’t do it.
3. Don’t talk when you don’t need to.
When you are not speaking, try and give your voice plenty of time to rest. There was a time when I was on the road speaking over 100 times a year. During that time it became very important NOT to speak when not on stage. This will give your vocal cords time to rest.
4. Never yell.
It’s one of the worst things you can do for your voice. Never do it. If you like to go to college sporting events, be careful. You may be tempting yourself with your favorite team!
There you have it. Those of are some of the most important things you need to know to take care of your voice. Take care of your voice and your voice will take care of you.