What Types Of Exercises For The Lips, Tongue And Palate Help To Deliver Successful Speech?

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Public SpeakingThere should be sudden recoil of the lips in ip, of the tip of the tongue in it, and of the back of the tongue in ih.

Repeat rapidly. Also with ib, id and ig.

For elasticity:

Jaw:

  • Relax jaw. Move from side to side and forward and back.
  • Repeat while singing ah.

Lips:

  • Open the mouth and bring the lips together quickly and firmly, aiming at equal pressure.

With lips tightly closed, compress the breath against lips and cheeks, resisting with these muscles and finally forcing the lips open.

Tongue:

Open the mouth, keeping the tongue flat, with tip lightly touching the lower teeth. Without arching, the tongue thrust it straight forward and draw it back as far as possible several times.

Again, open the mouth wide, and in dotting fashion continue with the tongue along the upper and lower lips.
Reverse.

  • Fold back tip of tongue with the aid of the teeth.
  • Groove tongue.
  • Make lapping movement of the tongue.
  • To depress the base of the tongue, carry the point of the tongue forward between the teeth; then draw the whole tongue vigorously backward, as if trying to swallow it.
  • Trills aspirate r.
  • Trill vocal r.

Repeat running up and down scale

Throat:

Open the mouth as in yawning. Gently raise the soft palate. Practice will enable the pupil to contract the uvula as to make it entirely disappear from sight.

Larynx:

Raise the larynx to its utmost height and lower it to its greatest depth. Swallowing will help it to ascend and gaping to descend.

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