4 Tips for Protecting Your Voice Michael Duduit January 26, 2017 A wise carpenter takes care of his tools. A gifted surgeon cares for her instruments. A pilot makes sure the aircraft has been well maintained. As a preacher, your most important physical tool is your voice, and it is important to protect it. Speaker/Voice Coach Joni Wilson shares some tips that will help you care for your communication tool, your voice. Never whisper if you are losing your voice. You risk damaging your vocal cords. Excessive heat and air-conditioning will be dehydrating to your vocal cords. Use of decongestants when you have a cold will dry up mucous. This will make your voice sound rough and scratchy. Don’t clear your throat – instead, sip water to relax your larynx. Have a cough? Don’t use cough drops with menthol. The cooling factor in menthol will freeze your cords. (Monday Morning Mindfulness) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.