I’ve promised to help out Erin. Perhaps you can too. Here’s a recent comment left here:
You’re awesome for helping us spread the word! Thank you so much. Someone posted a question on our site about preparing your voice for a recording session. We would love it if you and your readers could shed some light on this. Thank you!!
Here’s what I wrote:
I record voiceovers each day from my home studio and warm up daily. I’ll start with simple things like reading stories from the newspaper aloud, and I like to begin just about each day with a 2 mile walk to push oxygen and wake up. (Some days I am slower than others) I then relax by starting with some stretches and breathing exercises, folowwed by a series of tonguetwisters, which get the brain-mouth connected and the articulators fluidly working. I also have room-temperature water in hand just about all the time while working, as some sessions take hours.
In another way I prepare for long jobs by taking a vocal rest. Not speaking or stressing the voice in any way. I always refrain from loud talking, and screaming, which is sometimes really hard when I’m watching football! haha!