An absolute key element to improving your voice is rhythm. Why? Food for thought: STUTTERERS DON’T STUTTER WHEN THEY SING. And the reason they don’t stutter is rhythm. Rhythm organizes your speech! Take some written text and sing it using the melody of a familiar tune. Do this several times. Keep moving. The movement of the body will not only open up the sound of your voice, but help you to feel the words rhythmically. Now read the same text with the same sense of rhythm that you had while singing, but do so in a spoken voice. Over time, you will find that this gives your voice a sense of organization which keeps you from stumbling. And rhythm also gives your voice a buoyancy, a groovy energy that, along with tonal variety, heightens your vocal presentation. Bottom line: Give vocal presentations that are closer to singing than what we normally think of when speaking!
In addition to training the voices of hundreds of people, Charles Michel has been an actor, singer, character voice performer and voice-over announcer.
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Charles is one of those rare individuals who can actually teach by example. He can demonstrate how to perform something incorrectly, then barely take a breath and do the same thing flawlessly. He is so much fun to work with!!