Musicians care for their instruments by cleaning and tuning them. As speakers, how should we care for our instrument…our voice? Today Mark and Darren get ‘voice tuning’ lessons from award-winning entertainer, comedian, coach, and speaker Kevin Burke, who holds the Guinness World Record for the most theatrical performances in 50 days. Listen as Kevin guides Darren through a vocal warmup LIVE, offers advice on vocal care, and shares his ‘must-dos’ for speaking at your optimal vocal register so you can be unforgettable.


  • Exercise your voice every day
  • Speakers are vocal athletes; we should train that way
  • Go through a full vocal warm-up before every presentation
  • Add sounds to vocal warmups SLOWLY
  • Vocal exercises will help broaden your vocal range
  • Breathe from your diaphragm, not from your chest
  • Learn skills from different experts. Don’t emulate any one person
  • When your voice is unwell, avoid short-term chemical fixes
  • Tea with honey and herbal remedies help alleviate hoarseness
  • Rest your voice as much as possible prior to your presentation warm-up