There is a song for every occasion, or so I’ve taught my children. However, as The Hermit Poet will attest, my singing is overrated. So this morning when I read about Rita Risser, a motivational speaker, who warms up for speaking engagemments by singing gospel music, I had a good laugh. Yet there is something too this that speakers and teachers can learn.
- Singing warms up the vocal chords
- Singing songs with positive lyrics can pump you up
- Snap your fingers and do a little dance shuffle and it will get your blood circulating ( careful about doing this in the car while driving!)
And who cares that you are slightly off key, you are not a singer, your a speaker! So thanks to Rita now I am looking for suggestions of gospel numbers for a tenor or bass to mutilate in my hotel room before my lectures and workshops on my British Columbia Road Show. What do you think? Any suggestions?