It can happen to anyone. You’re out of town at a conference or event, and less than 24-hours before you’re set to take the stage for a talk, your voice decides to completely give out.

Without access to your kitchen or a pharmacy full of remedies, what can you do? Canceling isn’t an option, but luckily there are a few ways to get your voice back just in the nick of time. Trust me, I know from personal experience.

What not to do:

  • [7:51] 1: Shh
  • [8:52] 2: Thank you, Carol Brady.
  • [9:15] 3: Grab this tool.
  • [9:32] 4: Choose your beverages wisely
  • [10:18] 5: Don’t sing us a song, Piano Man.  

What to do:

  • [11:25]1: Get help.
  • [11:59] 2: Seriously, shh.
  • [12:10] 3: Take a couple of these.
  • [12:31] 4: Drink up.
  • [13:27] 5: Decaf.
  • [13:55] 6: An oldie but a goodie.
  • [14:19] 7: Get steamy.
  • [15:04] 8: Ask your hotel for one of these.
  • [15:36] 9: Chew on this.
  • [15:47] 10: Don’t do this — it’s a big myth.
  • [17:15] 11: Keep a cup of this on stage.
  • [17:49] 12: Don’t yell.
  • [18:07] 13: Address the obvious.
  • [18:56] 14: The importance of planning ahead.


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