Voice Phobia. The Fear of (Some) Voices

Some voices make you want to scream and screaming is contagious. When you play scary games on Halloween night part of the fun is having a good scream along with a good laugh, but when you’re listening to a voice that makes you want to scream and you can’t leave the room or say anything […]

Time to Use Your Voice

Science tells us that he left side of the brain is responsible for controlling the right side of the body. It also performs tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics. On the other hand, the right hemisphere coordinates the left side of the body and performs tasks that have do with creativity and the arts.  But for […]

How Your Voice is Affected Through Wearing a Face Mask

Wearing a mouth mask is now mandatory on public transport in the UK.  I started wearing a face mask in March when it became clear that coronavirus cases were less in countries where they were recommended.   On the plus side, it lessens the risk of passing on coronavirus if you are asymptomatic on the minus side […]

Speaking at A Distance, Lockdown and Beyond

People who’ve been on the Improve Your Voice course have an advantage when talking outdoors to someone 2 meters away.   They’ve learned the “beam/aim/focus your voice” technique.The voice beam exercise is fun.  In a room full of people, you pair off and then move into lines about 6 metres apart, facing each other.   You then […]