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Warming up is a critical factor when trying to create a conversational read. It's important to really take the time to loosen up and warm up your voice every day before you go into the booth. In this video, I go into the different ways you can warm up your voice, your muscles, and stay hydrated.
Warming up your voice and jaw muscles is important before you read a script.
Number one, it's just like warming up and exercising, you got to get those mouth muscles moving, You want that jaw moving so that you can execute without stumbling over your words.
There are some amazing warm-ups out there, a couple that I can think of right now is Rodney Saulsberry. I always think of Rodney Saulsberry. He has a couple of books that are great. I know that when I warm up I do a bunch of different tongue twisters, sometimes I actually just drink a lot of water and talk. If I can talk for about 30 minutes I've started to warm up.
Talk to anybody, talk to a person, read out loud, help yourself warm up so that when you get to the script, and especially if you're going to be live directed, you don't want to be making mistakes. You want to make sure that you've warmed up and you can hit those words accurately. Especially when you're in a situation where you might be a little bit nervous or even excited. Your adrenaline is up. A lot of unintended things can happen in the studio when your adrenaline is going.
Much love and Keep on rockin' your biz!
About the Author: Anne Ganguzza is a full-time voice talent and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voice over and business skills - including VO demo training and production. She specializes in Conversational Commercial and Narration styles, including Corporate, E-Learning, Technology, Healthcare - Medical, Telephony, and On-Hold. Located in Orange County, CA, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students in person and via Skype, ipDTL or Zoom.