Voice warm-ups are similar to warm-ups before a workout session, except they are for your vocal cords. Using voice warm-ups will help you maintain your vocal cords and perform better on stage, especially before a long speech. They also ensure that your vocal cords stay healthy for a long time.
A lot of singers and public speakers use voice warm-ups right before a presentation. That way, they can increase their vocal range and have a stronger voice. These exercises also help prevent damage to the vocal cords.
Voice warm-ups to do before a presentation
- Inhale and exhale through your diaphragm. Make sure to exhale on an “sss” sound. Do these on different counts and increase them as you go.
- Practice breathing in and out with a straw.
- Practice enunciating different sounds while steadying your breathing.