The Little Book of Speaking Up: Find Your Voice in 5 Minutes a Day with 65 Whole-Body Exercises
What is your voice saying about you?
Your unique voice—its volume, tone, and pitch—is the invisible key to a good first impression. But stress can cause your voice to falter—right when you need to speak up! Now, breath therapist and music teacher Jutta Ritschel offers 65 easy exercises to keep your voice always well-tuned—whether you’re rehearsing a speech or performance, or simply seeking your most confident self.
- Stretch like a cat: Free tense muscles, widen your rib cage, and breathe deeply.
- Read aloud: Practice expressing emotion!
- Befriend your voice: Hear the difference between how you sound to yourself and to others.
Most important of all, you’ll learn to find comfort in silence—and hear your inner voice before you speak.
About the Author
Jutta Ritschel is a music and voice instructor with more than thirty years of experience specializing in breathing and vocalization. She teaches privately, is a lecturer at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and consults on countless workshops and continuing education classes. Her artistic practice includes performing as an ensemble singer and producing musical projects. A trained pianist, she went on to study elementary music education and is a professionally certified breath therapist and educator. Drawing upon the wealth of her long-standing pedagogical and artistic practices, as well as her personal vocal experience, she connects her clients to a plethora of resources, paths to creativity, and a newfound joie de vivre.
Praise for The Little Book of Speaking Up: Find Your Voice in 5 Minutes a Day with 65 Whole-Body Exercises
“[Ritschel offers] physical practices meant to strengthen voice in her brief, snappy debut. The approachable style is complemented by colorful, lively illustrations. Ritschel’s exercises and prompts will provide helpful ways to facilitate expression for all members of a family.”—Publishers Weekly