How To: Project your voice on stage

Project your voice on stage

Theater acting is a fun and creative art form but it can be difficult to project your voice loud enough for the audience to hear if you are use to speaking softly. With a few exercises and practice anyone can have a booming voice.

You may be the greatest actor or speaker in the world, but if nobody can hear you, your point will be lost.

You Will Need

* Relaxation techniques
* Practice
* Confidence
* Reading or singing material

Step 1: Relax your jaw and throat

Relax your jaw and throat before trying to project. If you're tight when your voice is projected, it will not sound to its full potential.

Step 2: Breathe from your stomach

Breathe from your stomach and not your shoulders and chest.

Yawning is great practice for how to relax and open your throat and jaw. Yawn as a pre-performance exercise.

Step 3: Open everything up

Open everything as wide as possible. Relax your body and push your voice out.

Step 4: Use your whole body

Use your whole body, from the ground up. Push your voice up through your diaphragm, your chest, and your throat, and then out of your mouth.

Aim your voice at a specific spot in the back of the theater and try to make your voice hit the spot crisply and clearly.

Step 5: Have confidence

Know your performance piece well so you can be confident on stage. The more confident you are, the more your voice will naturally project.

Step 6: Have fun on stage

Have fun on stage. The more excited, confident, and loose you are; the better and more natural your voice will sound. Break a leg!

Did you know? Luciano Pavoratti won a Grammy Award in 1979 and another in 1980.

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