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The Voice Coach Podcast is for people who work with the spoken voice - speakers, actors, podcasters, voiceover artists and presenters. Nic Redman, leading vocal coach, shares insights and knowledge on how to improve your speaking voice and vocal health, whether you are performing or presenting on stages, on microphone or presenting on camera. Vocal care impacts your performance, your vocal clarity and your presentation delivery. Learn how to go beyond a basic warm up to stand out vocally and look after your voice properly.

The Voice Coach Podcast Nic Redman

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The Voice Coach Podcast is for people who work with the spoken voice - speakers, actors, podcasters, voiceover artists and presenters. Nic Redman, leading vocal coach, shares insights and knowledge on how to improve your speaking voice and vocal health, whether you are performing or presenting on stages, on microphone or presenting on camera. Vocal care impacts your performance, your vocal clarity and your presentation delivery. Learn how to go beyond a basic warm up to stand out vocally and look after your voice properly.

    088 Is Steaming or Nebulising Better for Your Vocal Health?

    088 Is Steaming or Nebulising Better for Your Vocal Health?

    This is a question I get asked a lot: what is better for my vocal health, steaming or nebulising? You'll learn the difference between them, how they affect the vocal tract and the voice, and how to do them properly. I also share my nebulising and steaming routines, which moment of the day is better for each of them, and more. 
    What You'll Learn In This Episode:
    The differences between steaming and nebulisingWhat hot steam and cold droplets do to your voice and your vocal tractWhich one of the two is the best option to hydrate your vocal cordsThe risks of nebulising and steamingNic's nebulising and steaming routine
    Whether you want to relax after a long day of work, or to start your day and eliminate the croaky morning voice, you’ll find benefits in steaming or nebulising. So which one will you choose? 
    Resources:
    Buy my Book Get a voice tips freebie! - Newsletter - Nic RedmanNebuliser scienceVocal MistJoin The Voice & Accent Hub Follow me on Instagram
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    • 10 min
    087 How a Vocal Warm Up Can Save You Time

    087 How a Vocal Warm Up Can Save You Time

    Are you one of those who "can't find the time" to do a proper voice warm up? If so, listen to today's episode, because I'll teach you how your vocal warm up can actually help you save time and how to blend it with your morning routines and holistic practices.
    What You'll Learn In This Episode:
    Warming up your voice can help you spend less time editingHow vocal warm ups can help you expand your vocal potentialThe benefits of blending vocal warm ups with any holistic practices
    Warming up your voice is about reminding your vocal cords about their true potential. It is the time to show your voice the pitches, the highs and lows it can reach, the tonal changes, the depth, the range, and the emotions it can express. 
    Resources:
    Subscribe to The Fold https://nicolaredman.com/newsletter/ Get my book https://nicolaredman.com/on-the-mic-book/ Join The Voice & Accent Hub https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevoiceandaccenthub

    • 7 min
    086 5 Mistakes People Make When Warming Up Their Voice

    086 5 Mistakes People Make When Warming Up Their Voice

    This week, I'm sharing five of the most common mistakes I see people making in their speaking voice warm ups. I'll explain why you shouldn't extend your warm ups for too long, improvise and go without a plan or focus exclusively on your vocal folds. I’ll also share my thoughts on singing to warm your voice, starting your routine with tongue twisters, and much more. 
    What You'll Learn In This Episode:
    What happens to your voice when you stretch your vocal warm up too muchThe issue with starting your warm ups with a tongue twisterHow planning your warm ups can help you get the best out of themThe truth about singing to warm up your voicePaying attention to the whole body when warming up your voice
    Warming up your voice is crucial for your long-term vocal maintenance and care. It benefits your voice, your body as a whole and even your soul. That is one more reason to make it an enjoyable part of your routine and not a long and unpleasant session of total discomfort. 
    Resources mentioned:
    Join the waitlist for my upcoming book - https://nicolaredman.com/book-waitlist/Receive my Newsletter - The Fold: https://nicolaredman.com/newsletter/Join The Voice & Accent Hub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevoiceandaccenthubFollow me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicredvoice

    • 11 min
    085 Why Does My Voice Get Higher when I'm Nervous or Emotional?

    085 Why Does My Voice Get Higher when I'm Nervous or Emotional?

    In today's episode, I'll answer why your voice gets to a higher pitch whenever you are nervous or emotional, and how to gain more control over it in these situations. I'll also share three things you can do to counteract the effect of those emotions in your voice, which will help you in the moment of speaking itself. 
    What You Will Learn In This Episode:
    Why your voice changes when the nerves kick in How tension affects your voice pitchHow warmups and body stretches can help you control your voice pitchThe importance of staying grounded while speaking
    So warmups, stretching and increasing your grounding and stability are great ways of helping yourself to reduce the moments when you feel trapped in a higher pitch, or when your expressive range is reduced. 
    Resources:
    Join the Vocal Empowerment Programme https://bit.ly/empowermyvoice Episode 012 How To Do A Spine Roll and Prepare the Body for Voice Work: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/012-how-to-do-a-spine-roll-and-prepare-the-body-for-voice-work/id1551530536?i=1000512028187 Join Vocally Free for 2023: https://nicolaredman.com/vocally-free-for-2023/Receive my Newsletter - The Fold: Newsletter - Nic Redman

    • 9 min
    084 Tips for Managing Reflux and its Effects on Your Speaking Voice

    084 Tips for Managing Reflux and its Effects on Your Speaking Voice

    In this episode, I'll share my top tips to prevent reflux during the holiday season. You'll also learn how reflux affects your voicing, how to adjust your routine to avoid experiencing it throughout the year, and more. 
    What Is Covered:
    What is Laryngopharyngeal reflux and how can it affect your voiceHow to avoid experiencing reflux during the holidaysThe benefits of having your meals as early as you canHow to use gravity in your favour to prevent refluxThe benefits of hydration, proper rest and healthy eating habits
    To avoid experiencing the voice-crippling effects of reflux, you need to adopt a holistic approach to taking care of your health. Every bit counts, from proper rest to hydration, a balanced and healthy diet, and lowering stress. 
    Resources:
    Join Vocally Free for 2023: https://nicolaredman.com/voice-masterclasses-2023/ Receive my Newsletter - The Fold: https://nicolaredman.com/newsletter/ 074 The Vocal Empowerment Series - Nic’s Chat to Tor Spence of VoiceFitUK

    • 10 min
    083 How to Have a Good Time at the Christmas Party and Still Have a Voice the Next Day

    083 How to Have a Good Time at the Christmas Party and Still Have a Voice the Next Day

    This week, I bring some tips to enjoy yourself during the holiday season and take care of your voice at the same time. You’ll learn how to be ready for your end-of-the-year voice gigs, avoid getting sick and conduct yourself at parties without risking the health of your voice.
    What Is Covered:
    How to be vocally ready for the end of the year party seasonWhat I did wrong during the last holiday and how it affected my workWhy you should drink water before, during, and after every social eventHow avoiding late snacks can improve your voice's healthWhy you should always create space for a wee warm up
    One of the best things you can do for your vocal health is to cool down, switch off, and indulge yourself a bit. However, finding the sweet spot between enjoyment and responsibility is your duty as a professional. With proper care and conscious use of your voice, you can enjoy your end of the year gigs and your well deserved rest and enjoyment. 
    Resources:
    Sign up to my Newsletter: Newsletter - Nic RedmanJoin The Voice & Accent Hub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevoiceandaccenthubv Follow me on Instagram https://instagram.com/nicredvoice

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

KTCocker ,

She doesn’t know her own strength

Nic is full of really handy tips and is great fun. She is a pleasure to listen to.

Mr Yumyum1 ,

Sublime

What a wonderful resource for anyone interested in exploring their speaking voice. The host is not only incredibly knowledgeable but entertaining to boot. 5 stars isn’t enough!

Kirsten Chick ,

Really helpful

I’m very much enjoying this. There are some great tips, it’s beautifully presented - and I love the short episodes. Thank you :)

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