Singapore (PRWEB) April 27, 2006
A new survey reveals 9 out of 10 Americans sing in their cars while in Asia people are more likely to sing in their showers. Yesterday’s morning feature on Channel News Asia highlighted the fact that singing exercises can powerfully improve your vocal health. And an article last week on LiveScience.com reported that the American Academy of Otolaryngology estimates that 7 million Americans are suffering from vocal disorders.
Deborah Torres Patel, expert voice coach and creator of 'Expressing You' says, “Staying vocally fit is the key. For busy people, the easiest way to do this is by singing and performing focused exercises to warm up your voice in the shower or your car.”
“Additionally, good vocal care starts with simple behaviors like staying hydrated by drinking large amounts room temperature water and eating water-rich fresh fruits and vegetables. Get adequate rest and avoid things that dehydrate or irritate the vocal cords like smoking, inhaling second hand smoke, and drinking too much alcohol and caffeine. Limit intake of high sugar content drinks, chocolates and excessive sweets because they can be mucous forming.”
“Don’t clear your throat too often. Instead, cough gently or silently. Then build up saliva in your mouth, lower your chin to your chest, and swallow. If you are struggling vocally, never speak with a forced whisper because it exhausts your vocal muscle thereby making your voice weaker.”
Norman Hogikyan of the University of Michigan says this, “Your voice is your ambassador to the outside world…. It portrays your personality and emotions. People make assessments about you based on your voice, so it is very important when you're speaking or singing to think about what people are really hearing. Problems with your voice also can have a tremendous impact on your life."
Deborah Torres Patel goes on to say, “One of the best things you can do for your voice is to keep physical tension to a minimum by stretching and exercising especially the tongue, jaw, neck and shoulders daily. To learn how to do this quickly and easily, I suggest visiting http://www.expressingyou.com to get ongoing free audio/video training and subscribe to our complimentary newsletter.”
Arthur Samuel Joseph, founder of Vocal Awareness Institute says, "In everyday communication, only 8% is based on the words we speak. 38% is based on the sound of our voice, 54% on body language." When you consider the time spent on the phone, 92% of the information is communicated by the sound of our voice.”
“The lack of time and tools is a primary obstacle to achieving full vocal power. The solutions provided by Expressing You ® and Vocal Awareness™, rooted in over four decades of experimentation, research and teaching, are proven time-saving tools to transform your voice in just minutes a day. These techniques are designed to create measurable and lasting change but most importantly they guarantee that you’ll start off your day with a smile on your face and a song in your heart,” Deborah added affectionately.
To get more information about your vocal health, free video training, free singing warm-ups, articles, newsletters and tips about improving your voice and communication visit http://www.expressingyou.com. Contact Deborah Torres Patel directly at (+65) 9623 7195 (Singapore)