While beginner podcasters tend to pay more attention to equipment and editing software, your voice is arguably the most important tool in producing a podcast. Because it’s your most valuable podcasting asset, it’s important to learn how to properly warm up your voice before hitting the record button.
In This Lesson
Vocal Tips for Podcasters
- Choose an appropriate narration style
- Warm up your voice
- Practice your breathing
- Position your microphone correctly
- Be aware of your natural speaking volume
- Slow down your narration
- Take occasional pauses
- Eliminate filler words
[Click here to view and use the Google Slide Presentation “Vocal Tips for Podcasters”]
Tongue Twister Training
Just like you wouldn’t do an intense workout before stretching and you wouldn’t play an instrument without starting with some scales, it’s important to warm up your voice before recording a podcast. In this activity, students will have the opportunity to do this by working through a series of tongue twisters to activate their vocal cords and improve audio delivery.
[Click here to view and print the Google Doc handout “Tongue Twister Training”]