For today’s session I have chosen a few exercises to practice speaking the vowel sounds ‘AH’ and ‘AW’ clearly.
For this week’s stretching exercise I have included a link to a YouTube clip. My Pilates coach provides a lovely 15-minute stretching routine: https://youtu.be/wV1XK2tsdSg
Please remember to warm up your voice before you do vocal exercises. Please refer to my previous audio files for guidance.
This week’s session includes a few fun tongue twisters to help you warm up your lips and tongue and they improve the ability to speak clearly – you might stumble over your words initially but will get the hang of it quite soon. Do these when you are preparing for a meeting or presentation and do not have much time. Please remember to always warm up your voice by doing a few humming exercises before you do vocal exercises.
For today’s relaxation exercise I would like to refer you to a clip on YouTube. It is a demonstration of the Alexander technique, a wonderful routine to get rid of tension: https://youtu.be/x6CBUPj0KuA
Let us do a few breathing exercises before we start
Vocal organs exercise 02
The purpose of today’s session is to practice your ability to speak clearly – we will be exercising your lips, tongue, and facial muscles. Once you know the routine of these exercises, you can easily do them while you drive to work or to an appointment. Not only do they warm up your vocal organs, they also prepare you mentally for speaking clearly and confidently.
Today’s stretching exercise is a lovely overall stretch which we often underestimate:
Did you know that the tongue is the most flexible muscle in the body? The purpose of today’s sessions is to practice your tongue.
Today’s stretching exercise is for your neck and shoulders: Since most of us spend plenty of times sitting at our desks and with our upper body in the same position, this is the perfect exercise to move your neck and shoulders. Do this before you have a presentation to loosen any tension you might have.