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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is my interview with founder of Coaching Life Matters Dr. Terry S. Smith. We talked about how psychology affects voice...  about how healing the spirit lets you find your unique and authentic voice, as well as a much better life. 

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You can find Terry S. Smith for help and to donate to his highly recommended nonprofit at www.coachinglifematters.com

Points covered in this interview include:

  • Terry’s background - his dysfunctional childhood and adolescence, his deep questioning, and his spiritual quest for truth.
  • How he used singing to find joy, to connect to his inner being, to create brain endorphins, and to question what is real.
  • The power of gratitude.
  • What Terry experienced in vocal lessons.
  • Terry’s training in listening helps people learn to listen to their own voice and questions.
  • Three core beliefs that determine our actions: security & survival, protection & esteem (love), power & control.
  • How finding true voices can help successful entertainers can avoid feeling fake.
  • Terry’s core method of life coaching is mapping people’s stories. His coaching initiates the healing power of understanding your own story.
  • The parts education, process, discipline and decision plays in healing and finding the true self and voice.
  • How we act from the 12 year old inside who was wounded. How children are the best recorders and worst interpreters.
  • 95% of people’s behavior can come from believing the lie that they are not worthy of love.
  • God as compost maker
  • Be careful what you’re looking for (you’ll find it). Look for truth with an open mind. Look in your history for those who validated and affirmed you.
  • How authenticity can power songs and speeches.
  • A conversation between Peter and Jesus.
  • The power of living out of knowing you are loved.
  • The impact of enlightened voices on others.

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Today is the second part of my 2 part series... career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit songListen to this podcast episode for 7 more strategies to help your voice survive the increased performance demands that come with vocal career success!

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Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Nourish your body like your voice is attached
  • Workout like a pre-game athlete
  • Avoid voice saboteurs
  • Rehearse with and use in-ear monitors
  • Stay in touch with your vocal coach
  • Be prepared for the emotional ride
  • Know what to do about laryngitis

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Today's topic is 5 career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit song, part 1. _______. Listen to this podcast episode for 5 strategies to help your voice survive the increased performance demands that come with vocal career success!

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If you’d like more information to protect your singing and speaking voice, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Control your breath for vocal health
  • Sing like it's the first time to activate fresh fire even when you're weary
  • Limit and control your speaking voice
  • Rest wisely
  • Increase and monitor your hydration

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Today's topic is 'Why Singing Without Your Instrument Feels So Weird'. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to help singers who normally sing while playing to sing well without their instrument.

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If you’d like help with singing with or without an instrument, or any other vocal matter, try the courses or personal lessons PROVEN to WORK on stage and in the studio... available at www.JudyRodman.com.

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Today's topic is a Halloween theme - 27 ways to murder your voice! Listen to this podcast episode to understand these 27 vocal saboteurs, so you can avoid them.

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If you’d like help to protect your voice from sources and causes of vocal fatigue, irritation, strain and damage, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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Today's topic: Why Your Voice is Trashed. Listen to this podcast episode to learn 10 things to stop doing in order to stop tiring, trashing and possibly damaging your voice!

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If you’d like help with vocal fatigue, health or recovery, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

 

Subjects covered in this episode include these 10 things not to do:

  • Sing on Laryngitis
  • Pay no attention to the weather
  • Drink dehydrating caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
  • Scream
  • Sing songs that are too high for you
  • Push more breath for vocal power
  • Offer your voice no support
  • Perform with bad posture
  • Talk wrong
  • Neglect your vocal warmup before performance

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Today's topic is 12 Vocal Resolutions for the new year. Listen to this podcast episode to learn 12 commitments you can make to significantly improve your voice next year.

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If you’d like help raising the mastery level of your live performances, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Resolve to assess the state of your voice.
  • Resolve to do something about your weakest vocal area.
  • Resolve to warm up and warm down your voice
  • Resolve to address your speaking voice.
  • Resolve to get out of your comfort zone.
  • Resolve to improve something you already do well.
  • Resolve to study some masters of your genre.
  • Resolve to set goals for your vocal performances.
  • Resolve to have and nourish a small circle of trusted friends.
  • Resolve to take better care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually
  • Resolve to sing fearlessly.
  • Resolve to be a better listener.

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Today's topicis 7 Songwriter Round Mistakes. Listen to this podcastepisode to learn what not to do for successful songwriter round performances, plus bonus mistake #8 !

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If you’d like help raising the mastery level of your live performances, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.


Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Talking too much

  • Mumbling lyrics
  • Wrong volume
  • Failing to connect
  • Not being gracious
  • Singing too long
  • Singing wrong songs
  • Not telling them who you are

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Today's topic is: Why you shouldn't sing from your diaphragm. Listen to this podcast episode to discover why this mistaken concept is wrong and dangerous for the voice, and where you should power your voice from instead.

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If you’d like help with powering your voice in a healthy, effective way, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.


Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Where the diaphragm is located and what it is connected to in the body
  • What happens when you try to 'sing from the diaphragm', and how it can hurt your voice
  • What to do instead to power your voice in a healthy way that unlocks vocal improvement and impact

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Today's topicis Conquering Adolescent Male Vocal Strain. Listen to this podcastepisode for tips to successfully sing through the teenage male voice change.

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If you’d like helpwith vocal strain or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performancevocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

 Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Changing songs and keys
  • Powering your voice for best control
  • Keeping Articulation clear to loosen tight throat
  • Watching your speaking voice technique
  • Singing through the voice change
  • When you need help
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