How to stop coughing during a presentation?
People think their voice should crack in the morning. No, it doesn’t have to. Once, I saw a few public speakers who keep coughing in their presentation. It occurred to me to write this article and teach you some ways that can help you with your coughing and vocal cracking problem.
Let’s divide dysphonia into two parts — first, dysphonia in the morning and second, dysphonia in the evening.
In the morning
1- wake up soon to stop coughing
you will suffer from dysphonia because you haven’t used your voice for hours after you wake up.
Imagine you have a presentation at 8. You don’t have to wake up a quarter before 8 and attend the presentation at 8. You have to wake up at least an hour and a half before that.
2- warm up your voice to prevent coughing
Try to sing before you go to the presentation. Talk to your taxi driver. You can even talk to yourself while you are walking there. It’s better than people thinking you are crazy enough to speak with yourself on the street than coughing non-stop during your presentation.
3- cold water prevents you from coughing
Do not drink cold water or food. Also, too much hot coffee or tea is harmful. Warm tea or water can warm up your voice pretty good.
In the evening
Your voice can get tired. It’s been hours now, and dysphonia happens.
You have to teach your voice to be able to talk whenever it’s necessary. Now I can speak about 13 or 14 hours in a row without being exhusted. Tony Robbins can also talk 13 or 14 hours in a row and none-stop without dysphonia. Some radio and television hosts can speak for tens of tens of hours without coughing and hurting their voice.
The more you practice, the more you can talk without coughing.
Read: “what does audible voice mean?“
Don’t drink caffeine if you want to present in the evening. And do not use sparkling drinks. These two cause dysphonia and you have to cough while presenting to smoothen your voice.
Try not to talk all day when you have a presentation in the evening.
I hope these solutions help you soften your voice and have significant and successful presentations.