Five Simple Exercises for Better Breathing

Deep breathing and the ability to use your breath efficiently are essential for good public speaking.  Breathing helps calm jittery nerves and helps with your vocal projection as well as sound quality.

Here are five easy exercises to get you started.

  1. Stand with your feet facing forward, at hip’s width. In slow motion yawn and take a good stretch.
  2. Take a deep, relaxed breath. Try to feel that you’re inhaling into your feet.  Let the breath out slowly.  Repeat five times, breathing in and out in a slow, relaxed manner
  3. Sit in a chair and feel that your breath is actually going down to the seat of your chair. Breathe out slowly and relaxed.  Repeat five times.
  4. Still seated, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing.
  5. Lie on your back and become aware of how your breathing feels. It’s often easier to breathe deeply when on your back.

Public Speaking Classes

Ever wonder how you can sound better?  My class,  “Improve Your Speaking Voice: How to Sound Better in Any Situation,”  will help you uncover the secrets of how you can achieve a stronger, more dynamic speaking voice.

img_0511-2The class is available for companies and organizations, as well as private sessions and  individual, on-demand coaching. 

Or try my Public Speaking Mastery classes, which will help you turn dull speeches into presentations that will captivate your audience.  Learn how to conquer your fears, gain confidence, be a more dynamic speaker, and be heard.  All classes are tailored to meet individual needs.

Please contact me at speechdoctor @nyc.rr.com or publicspeaking4u@aol.com . Or phone me at (212) 877-2798.

Summer Public Speaking Classes

This summer I’m offering two one-time classes at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

In Body Language and Awareness for Public Speaking on July 17 you’ll learn about the important role your body plays in helping conquer nervousness and in achieving a stronger presence as a public speaker.

Improve Your Speaking Voice: How to Sound Better in Any Situation begins on July 24 and uncovers the secrets of how you can have a stronger, more dynamic speaking voice.

img_0511-2Private classes are available on demand, and offer  participants of all levels a small, supportive environment  with time for individual exploration and  practice.  Learn how to turn dull speeches into presentations that will captivate your audience, and how to conquer your fears and be heard.

If you can’t make my summer classes at the Y, please contact me at speechdoctor @nyc.rr.com or publicspeaking4u@aol.com about individual sessions and on-demand workshops.