Going to give a speech, sing, perform or simply spend an active day schmoozing at a conference? Then prepare your throat to sound your best so people love to listen. “Bite your tongue” and nine other tips from professional singer and voice coach, Doug Lawrence proved so popular at Guy Kawasaki’s blog, that he offered ten more. Bet you'll keep them listening longer.
Whether you are a man or a woman, people listen longer when your voice is lower. As Carol Fleming advises, "The great American love affair with the low pitched voice is deeply rooted in our psyches." It's the Law of the Jungle.
Avoid hoarseness. To cure dry mouth, drink water with lemon juice, avoid salty foods, try “Entertainer’s Secret" and, if you've got antihistamines in your medication, ask your doctor for help on alleviating this side effect. Thank my colleague, voice coach, Susan Berkley for these tips.
Wry authenticity bonds one with an audience. (Via Decker): In describing his bout with prostate cancer, Les Brown concludes "I'll be glad when they can check out your prostate by looking in your ears."