Sharing An Exercise From My Powerful Performance Process

By Linda Sherwin / March 10, 2019

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my Powerful Performance Process.

Inside the Powerful Performance Process, I share my 4-Step Process for Showing Up, Saying What You Mean and Getting What You Want. While it’s based on my Amazon #1 Best Seller, I put together 10 audio lessons and a workbook to help you implement what you learn.

Your voice is the “instrument for your performance.” It is therefore very important that you are aware of how to exercise your voice and maintain its quality. Here are some exercises to try. You might want to try them in the privacy of your home rather than public. And look in the mirror while you do it!

1. Stretch your tongue out of your mouth as far as you can in all directions. Carefully. That’s right up, down, left and right. Do it several times and feel the stretch.

2. Move your tongue around the outside of your open mouth – first clockwise and then counterclockwise.

3. Close your mouth and move your tongue around the outside of your teeth – first one way then the other doing both top and bottom.

4. Carefully yawn a few times. Gradually stretch it wider and wider. Be careful if you have any jaw problems. This helps to open up the back of the throat.

5. Make funny faces – watching in the mirror makes this fun. Try to use all your facial muscles.

6. Fill your cheeks with air and then blow it out slowly through pursed lips.

7. Scrunch your face as tight as you can and then release it.

8. Vowel exercises: practice saving each vowel on your out breath gently and relaxed; be aware of the shape of your mouth as you say each one.
“A” – say “ahhhhhhhh” as in “are”
“E” – say “eeeeeeeee” as in “easy”
“I” – say “iiiiiiiiiiii” as in “eye”
“O” – say “ooooooooo” as in “oh”
“U” – say “uuuuuuuuu” as in “you”

9. Hum with your lips closed for 10 or more seconds holding any tone that feels comfortable. Be aware of feeling a tingling sensation around your lips and nose. Also, be aware of the vibration in your jaw bone.

You can find the entire process here: lindasherwin.com/PowerfulPerformanceProcess

I hope you enjoy the excerpt and use it to take action around improving how you communicate.

To Being Heard,

About the author

Linda Sherwin

Linda Sherwin has over 20 years extensive experience in corporate facilitations, coaching, keynotes and presentations in domestic and international markets. Known for her passionate presentation style and high energy, Linda teaches her clients how to tap into their own personal effectiveness to improve the bottomline by encouraging authentic communication at all levels of the organization. Linda is a published author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller All the Workplace is a Stage: Acting Techniques to Create Award-Winning Business Performance.