Hi, everybody, Cheryl Knowlton. Dynamite Productions coming at you with your Ninja Road Warrior Tip of the day. A couple of things–number one, your voice is your instrument. And if you’re a little bit sick, like I have been, or if you’ve been speaking a lot, many days in a row or for lengthy periods of time, you’ve got to protect your instrument. So please remember that basketball players never, ever start a game without warming up their shot. You need to do the same thing.
And warm up your voice. Find some vocal warmups that you can use to help you to be prepared. And have some protocols that you use, whether it’s music or whether it’s working out, do something to help you get your head in the right space so that you are ready to take the stage. And that will help you to be good to go.