Our voices should be clear, crisp and powerful. There are three basic things that influence the quality and sound of your speech:

  • The size of your mouth
  • The thickness and health of your vocal cords
  • Your breath control
Margaret Morris in her office in Winston Salem.

Small children have high pitched voices because their mouths are small and their vocal cords are thinner. As we mature into adults, our mouths get bigger and vocal cords thicken, which helps our voices develop a deeper tone.

In some cases, though, adults would prefer a deeper, more clear speaking voice. While we can’t do much to change the physical attributes of our vocal cords and mouth, there are some things we can do to speak with a better tone with clear and powerful vocal quality.

In this podcast, you’ll learn breath control tips to help improve the quality of your speech. The practice of breathing can help you speak with a lower tone and can improve gravelly voice, or dysphoria. Medical conditions such as laryngitis or allergies can sometimes cause dysphoria, but in the absence of medical issues, breath control and other techniques can help improve your speech quality.

Are you concerned about your vocal quality? We offer free consultation sessions that include tips for improving your communication today. Schedule your consultation today!