How To Speak When You're Sick

Hey, let’s face it.  We all get sick every once in a while.  Now, what do you do when being sick affects your voice?  Let’s jump right in.

I got the inspiration for this post because a few of weeks ago, I had the flu, and I was totally useless to the world for several days.  After a few days of slow improvement, I was getting ready to give a teleseminar for Women’s Prosperity Network, and I was debating whether to cancel.  I hadn’t completely recovered yet, and the day before the seminar I had slept for 16 hours.

Somehow, I was able to do my 1-hour teleseminar the next day, and no one had a clue that I was sick and that I had to go to bed right after the call.  How did I accomplish that? By using the breathing and projection techniques that I teach, and having a clear line of intention to help as many people as possible on the call by powering up their voices.  To get more details about these techniques, you can refer to some of my previous blogs on breathing, and changing up your energies.

By applying these techniques, I was able to conserve my energy while delivering my message with power and confidence.  Now, I’m not advocating that you give a class or give a public speech if you run the risk of infecting someone else or of causing further harm to yourself.  In my case, I was able to judge that given where I was in the recovery stage, that I’d be able to pull off a one-hour teleclass and that I wouldn’t infect anyone over the phone.  So for every case, be the judge of your own energy and weigh out all the possible consequences.
I’d like to hear from you.  Was this helpful?  What other topics regarding your voice would you like me to cover in my blog?  I’m here to serve in the best way I can, and your feedback will go a long way in helping me accomplish that.

Thanks for all your support — until next time,   May “The Voice” Be With You!