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  • Let's do a short vocal warm up and this is going to be really helpful to get your

  • voice ready if you are about to do some public speaking, perhaps you have a

  • presentation and before we jump into it I want to say a huge thank you to

  • today's sponsors italki. Italki is an online language learning

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  • in fact they offer over 100 languages on their site. So let's say you're giving a

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  • link in the description box below. Now let's warm up. When you start your

  • vocal warm up make sure you're alone, somewhere private where people cannot

  • see you so that you do the exercises in full. Firstly we're going to stretch and

  • squeeze the muscles of the face. Stretch them out wide, raising the eyebrows and

  • stretching everything, and then squeeze everything, and stretch

  • and squeeze. One more time stretch and squeeze. Good now completely relaxing

  • those lips I want you to just blow through your lips like a horse.

  • And again if you are able to do that do it one more time. If you're struggling

  • place the fingers at either side of the lips place on a little pressure and try

  • again. If you can't do it, don't worry not everybody can. Next we're going to

  • warm up the tongue. The tongue is a huge muscle and is very important for

  • speaking so we're going to do tongue bootcamp. This is cleaning the teeth with

  • the tongue, six circles in each direction. Okay keep the lips closed here we go.

  • Good if you've done lots of these types of exercises then you might find it very

  • very easy in which case increase the number of

  • circles that you do with the tongue. Now we're going to stretch the tongue out.

  • Place the tip of the tongue behind the bottom teeth and push the body of the

  • tongue forward, really stretching out the back of the tongue and relax. One more

  • time and relax. Good now we're going to make a hum sound the hmm will

  • eventually open up to a ma sound and what we're doing is warming up the

  • resonance in the chest, the nice low vibrations. So I want you to beat your

  • chest waking up all the muscles on a hum follow me. Hmmmmmmmmm

  • Pat the ribs. Open up to a Maaaaaaaa

  • Good now in good public speaking you should be engaging the diaphragm in

  • order to project your voice so let's warm up that diaphragm muscle. Place one

  • hand on the diaphragm which is just below the rib cage and you're going to

  • give me lots of short sharp SH sounds. You'll feel the diaphragm bounce. We're

  • going to do ten of these and then one long one and when you give me the long

  • one I want you to squeeze your tummy muscles as tight as you can until you

  • have no air left in your body. Okay here we go.

  • Follow me hhhh hhhh relax good. Right the face is awake the body is awake

  • let's do some articulation to make sure our mouths are fully working follow me.

  • We're going to be saying B D G again and again and again really fast here we go.

  • And now we're going to try P T K

  • And now we're going to try M L W ready

  • let's finish off this warm up with some

  • tongue twisters. Here some famous ones

  • Finally three very simple words make sure the

  • tongue comes out for the th

  • Very well done. Remember it's important to warm up your

  • voice every time that you're speaking publicly, giving a presentation, or a talk.

  • By warming up your voice you protect your voice but also you make sure that

  • you're performing at your best so you can project and your voice is strong and

  • easily understood. Don't forget that fantastic offer from italki, working

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  • until next time very best of luck with your presentation

  • take care and goodbye. :)

Let's do a short vocal warm up and this is going to be really helpful to get your

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