Asked, "What’s happening with you?", I answer, "You’d probably never guess. I’m studying voice (Vocal Power by Roger Love (CDs))."
I’ve been on panels and have given talks where no microphone is provided. Sometimes, my voice comes out soft and hard to hear. Right now I raise my shoulders when I breathe. I’m learning to project my voice through proper breathing.
I’m practicing drawing air in through my nose to the bottom of my lungs so that my belly pushes out. Then I use the diaphragm to pull my stomach back in, expelling air. I’m to speak as the air expels and stop when it runs out. It seems I keep trying to talk after the air has run out. It strains my voice and makes it sound harsher. Who knew?