Month: August 2016

Why exercise is good for your voice

I’m gonna say something crazy: If you’re a vocalist you should be exercising. Actually let me expand the scope of that… If you’re anyone who wants to have a stronger, healthier voice you should be exercising. Now this may not sound very controversial to you (you’re sitting over there going “Uh huh Elissa, thanks, DUH!”) but the […]

Give It Away

You’ve heard that thing about the tree falling in the forest, right? It goes like this: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” Commence deep philosophical conversation. I want to apply this same question to communication: “If a person speaks and no […]

The 4 Most Important Things To Work On To Improve Your Articulation

Do you wish your articulation was clearer? Do people often ask you to repeat yourself? If you’re looking for clearer articulation, here are the four most beneficial steps you can take: 1. Explode your plosives at the ends of your words. Let’s start with the definition: a plosive is a type of consonant in which […]

Ease up on that emotional pressure

Last week on the blog, I introduced an idea I call “actor voice.” Actor voice is when a performer or speaker doesn’t sound authentic because they are stuck in a vocal pattern. I named a handful of different vocal patterns that are possible to get stuck in, and today I want to elaborate further on […]