Some useful tips for voiceovers

If your work tool is the voice, for instance if you are a voiceover, you should keep in mind that thanks to it you will generate incomes at the end of the month. If you do not take care of this, not only you are harming and undermining its quality but you will also lose money. And we don´t want that happens.

Here are some points to consider:

1. Cigarettes and Alcohol:

These substances are harmful to the voice, but consuming them in moderation there won´t be any impact on the quality of it. However it is important to avoid very cold drinks or served with lots of ice cubes, also avoid smoky environments as they dry mucous membranes and may cause temporary loss of voice.

2. Colds and flu:

The great enemies of the voice! Here’s how to avoid them:

- Taking a cold shower (without excess) will help to prevent catching colds.

- Practicing aerobics sports will help to strengthen our body and our defenses.

- Follow a balanced diet, paying attention to fruits and vegetables. It is recommended to chew slowly to avoid gastrointestinal problems.

3. Air conditioning and heating:

It is essential to protect the voice from hot and very cold environments due to they can damage the vocal apparatus. Are recommended heaters which maintain proper humidity indices.

4. Sleep properly:

Rest is essential. You have to sleep at least eight hours so as the body functions properly.  Sleeping less than seven hours or excessively will produce bad voice modulation which is very notorious when waking up. To have a peaceful sleep is advisable to eat slightly and avoid as much stress as possible.