Discover Your True Voice
Singing, Acting and Public Speaking Tips, Hints and Tricks
When you perform, Smile! If you think you’ll look silly then consider what it looks like when when all you do is frown.
Focus on the message and stage fright becomes less important.
You are never too old to learn to sing.
Singing is storytelling. Singers are storytellers.
You can only teach yourself so much before you hit a wall.
Use stage fright to your advantage. The more scared you are, the bigger you should be.
Stay focused on your goals.
Bigger is better. Don’t hold back!
It’s better to hit a wrong note than to make excuses.
Wanna hit that high note? Try opening your mouth!
Participate in open mics, karaokes, spoken word, poetry jams and improv.
It’s not about you, its about connecting with the audience.
Everyone has a talent. Many choose to ignore it.
If you’re trying to think of what to say next, then you are not listening.
If you are talking over someone else, then you are not listening.
Sing every day.
Relax, slow down, take your time and don’t rush. Less is more!
Practice daily in the shower. The steam helps open up your sinuses.
Mumblers are never taken seriously. Open your mouth and people will listen.
Humming is an excellent vocal warm up.
Listening is equally as important as singing or speaking. Be teachable!
Smiling opens the sides of your mouth and helps with projection.
No one cares about your mistakes more than you.
To avoid vocal fatigue, warm up hours before your performance.
Don’t stop just because you made a mistake. Keep going!
Listen to yourself. Appreciate the good, fix the bad.
Practice everyday in front of a full length mirror.
Drink water. Stay hydrated!
Have a cold? Drink warm liquids and rest before you perform.
Exercise/energize hours before you perform. Run, swim, yoga etc.
To loosen up, dance while you practice your song/speech.
Be patient with yourself and you will learn faster.
To become a better singer, immerse yourself in music.