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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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    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

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.

    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

    • 9 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

    • 9 min
    082 Gifts for VOs, Podcasters and Speakers just in Time for Christmas

    082 Gifts for VOs, Podcasters and Speakers just in Time for Christmas

    This week, I'll share six gift options you can give your voiceover artist, podcaster, or voice-dubber friend this Christmas. From voice-caring devices to performance enhancers, you can rely on this wishlist to save you and your loved one from that awkward moment when they open their presents to find a pair of socks.
    What You Will Learn In This Episode:
    - The multiple benefits a quality nebulizer has to offer
    - A voice straw is an excellent option for enhancing your warm-up routines
    - How to upgrade your hydration game with smart bottles
    - Use a voice warm-up card deck to save you and your friends from warm up-boredom

    Resources:
    - The Voice Deck https://nicolaredman.com/voice-coach/the-voice-deck/
    - Voiceover Career Planner https://www.thevosocial.com/product-page/the-voiceover-career-planner-by-the-vo-social
    - SOVT straw https://www.rayvox.co.uk/?ref=NICREDMAN
    - Nebuliser https://myvocalmist.com/en-gb/products/vocalmist-portable-nebulizer
    or
    https://lloydspharmacy.com/products/beurer-ih55-nebulise
    - Episode 024 Using Straw Phonation to Enhance Your Vocal Warm Up  https://pod.fo/e/cfe44
    - Join The Voice & Accent Hub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevoiceandaccenthubv 
    - Follow me on Instagram instagram.com/nicredvoice

    • 7 min
    081 Non-Voice Books to Read to Help with Your Voice Training Journey

    081 Non-Voice Books to Read to Help with Your Voice Training Journey

    This week, to keep things on the book recommendation trail going, I'll share three non-voice books you should add to your library to help you improve your voice training journey. 
    What We Cover:
    - Understand the marks trauma has left in your body with The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
    - The more you learn about breathing, the better. Master your breathing with Breathe in, Breathe Out by Stuart Sandeman
    - Encourage better and more productive habits with Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Although these books aren't voice training related, they can definitely add valuable skills and tools that'll make your voice quality better. 
    Resources:
    - Join "The Fold", - my bi-monthly Newsletter: Newsletter - Nic Redman
    - Your Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Body-Keeps-Score-Transformation-Trauma/dp/0141978619/
    - Breathe in, Breathe Out by Stuart Sandeman: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breathe-Out-practical-management-improved/dp/0008475377/
    - Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/1847941834/
    - Join The Voice & Accent Hub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevoiceandaccenthubv 
    - Follow me on Instagram instagram.com/nicredvoice

    • 7 min
    080 5 Books to Read to Train Your Voice for Speaking

    080 5 Books to Read to Train Your Voice for Speaking

    In today's short and sweet episode, I'll go through five of my favourite books for voice training. You'll learn about really accessible, easy-to-follow and practical resources with plenty of voice exercises and science-based recommendations. 
    What You Will Learn:
    - How to approach your voicing holistically with Finding Your Voice by Barbara Houseman
    - Learn to improve your voice's daily care with Everyday Voice Care by Joanna Cazden
    - Get hundreds of voice exercises from Voicework by Christina Shewell
    - Learn everything you need to know about articulation from The Moment of Speech by Annie Morrison
    Resources: 
    - Finding You Voice by Barbara Houseman: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Your-Voice-step-step-ebook/dp/B016YAOLOA
    - Everyday Voice Care by Joanna Cazden: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everyday-Voice-Care-Lifestyle-Singers-ebook/dp/B00BFUOZW8/
    - Voicework by Christina Shewell: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Voice-Work-Science-Changing-Voices-ebook/dp/B00DAB8HCE/
    - This Is a Voice by Jeremey Fisher, Gillyanne Kayes, and Cerys Matthews: https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Voice-exercises-project-harness/dp/1999809025/
    - The Moment of Speech by Annie Morrison: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Moment-Speech-Creative-Articulation-Actors/dp/1350107921/
    - Join The Voice & Accent Hub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevoiceandaccenthubv 
    - Sign up to my newsletter https://nicolaredman.com/newsletter/
    - Follow me on Instagram instagram.com/nicredvoice

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

No-Till Flowers ,

Full of Fun and Know-How

Love Nic’s energy, giggle, and wisdom! I’ve learned so much that helps with my podcasting. And it’s just fun to listen to her! 😁

Randye Kaye ,

A Must Listen for speakers of all Sorts

Each episode is like a free voice lesson for your vocal health as well as your delivery. Nic is a true expert … and fun to listen to as well. But wait there’s more….show notes galore. Thanks!

RosiA VO ,

So grateful!

Nic you make me feel like you're with me and only me, helping me one on one. Plus I love your sense of humor! I’m a full time voice actor and singer in Boston who began struggling with hoarseness a couple of years ago. I’m on a journey using semi-occluded straw phonation multiple times a day and much more. Your podcasts reminds me of important practices, has helped me adopt your 5 minute warm-up and up mu nebulizer use. I am confident I’ll continue to heal and want to thank you for being a wonderful part of that journey so I can use my singing voice healthfully to bring myself and others joy, and keep my voiceover clients happy with my sound. 🙏🏼

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