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                         VOICE IS YOUR POWER


On the Occassion of Vividh Bharati's 52nd Anniversary

Presented By Mahendra Modi,
Channel Head, VBS

Triveni ke sabhi shrotaaon ko Mahendra Modi ka namaskaar! mitron, waqt ki
raftaar bahut tez hai. Vividh Bharati ke swarNa jayanti saal ko beete huye bhi
ek saal ho gaya. kehte hain waqt ke aage kisi ki nahin chalti, waqt baDaa
balwaan hota hai, lekin zindagi waqt se bhi zyaada taaqatvar hoti hai. zindagi
ke saamne waqt ki bhi nahin chalti. zindagi waqt ko peechhe chhoD kar aage nikal
jaati hai. ek sau saal puraani imaarat ki jarjar deewaaron pe peepal ke paudhe
ki navajaat konpalon ko dekh kar lagta hai jaise zindagi ne waqt ko haraa diya.
Vividh Bharati ke Triveni kaaryakram ki yahi koshish rehti hai ki zindagi kabhi
kamzor na paDne paaye, zindagi ko waqt ke aage ghuTne na Tekne paDe, zindagi
kinhi bhi paristhitiyon mein thakne na paaye, haarne na paaye. aur jab tak
hawaaon mein rawaani hai, jab tak fazaaon mein rangat hai, jab tak phoolon mein
Khushboo hai, jab tak pyaar zindaa hai, insaaneeyat ka astitva hai, zindagi
kabhi haar nahin sakti. Vividh Bharati ka Triveni kaaryakram apni shrotaaon ke
kaano mein hamesha, haule se yahi to kehta hai...

Song: jeena to hai usi ka jisne yeh raaz jaanaa, hai kaam aadmi kaa auron ke
kaam aanaa

doston, Vividh Bharati aur saahitya ka sambandh bahut gehra hai. Vividh Bharati
GodaaKhoron ki tarah saahitya ke mahaa samudra se moti chun chun kar apne
shrotaaon ko prastut karti rahi hai. darasal saahitya kabhi bhi desh, kaal,
varg, aur bhaashaaon ki seema mein bandh kar nahin rehta. saahitya vishva ke
kisi bhi kone mein racha gaya ho, yaa rachaa jaa raha ho, wo to zindagi ki
sachchaaiyon ka dastaavez hota hai. zara in pustakon ko palaT ke to dekhiye, har
prishTh par aap ko zindagi ka ek naya chehra dikhaaee degaa, aur aap keh

Song: zindagi, zindagi, mere ghar aanaa, aanaa zindagi

Vividh Bharati aakaashvaaNi ki jeshThputri hai. jis tarah parivaar mein maa ke
baad baDi beTi hi saari zimmedaariyon ko nibhaati hai, poorNatah manoranjan
'channel' hone ke baawjood Vividh Bharati se zindagi ke har pehlu se juDe
kaaryakram prastut kiye jaate rahe hain. Vividh Bharati se saalon saal prasaarit
hota raha Chitrashaalaa saahitya, kalaa aur sanskriti ka anooThaa kaaryakram
tha, jise log baDe ekaagra chitta hokar sunte the. Vividh Bharati se prasaarit
naaTakon ko sunnaa logon ki dincharyaa mein shaamil hai. aur Vividh Bharati se
purvaprasaarit naaTak log is tarah yaad karte hain jaise wo unki zindagi ka
zaroori hissa rahe hon. jo bhi ho, Vividh Bharati, hamesha apne kaaryakramon ke
maadhyam se, apne shrotaaon se yahi kehti rahi rahi hai ki zindagi prakriti ka
anupam vardaan hai. isliye jis roop mein bhi hamein zindagi mili hai, hansi
Khushi hamein usi roop mein apna lena chaahiye taaki ham tamaam kunThaaon aur
visangatiyon se bache rahen.

Song: yeh jeevan hai, is jeevan ka, yahi hai, yahi hai, yahi hai rang roop

aur ab aaj ki Triveni yahin sampanna hoti hai. aap ko bataa doon ki aaj ki
Triveni kaa aalekh tayyaar kiya tha Kamlesh Pathak ne.


VOICE IS YOUR POWER                                   


Many wonderful men and women cant

 appreciate what nature gave them. Men

squeeze all the attractive life out of their

voices by trying to make them sound deeper

than they really are. Women adopt a phony,

sing song sound, but it just isnt natural.


Each voice is as unique as a snowflake. Voice-

prints are sometimes used like finger prints in

security systems. Thats how distinctive each

voice is!


The secret is not to try to have a voice thats

a carbon copy of someone else or attempt to

change what nature gave you.

But what you should do is learn to enhance

the voice that nature has given you.


Here is a system check in four areas:






There is a difference between not being heard

(being inaudible) and not being understood

(being unintelligible). Sometimes people

confuse the two.  Unintelligibility may be

caused by problems with articulation and

pronunciation. People with poor articulation

can sound throaty because their tongue is

pulled too far back, or they may sound muffled

because they don't move their tongue enough

when they speak. Both problems affect our

ability to be understood. Make sure your

tongue is positioned toward the front of your

mouth and that you use your tongue to clearly

enunciate your words.


Imagine that your voice has a volume knob

with five settings:






Do not use volume levels 1 or 5. Both can

strain the voice. Yell only in an emergency and

save your whispers for the library, theatre or



Strive to speak most of the time at volume

level 3. Use levels 2 and 4 for color, emphasis

and variety. A conversational level will differ

with each situation. While presenting a night

programme of soft nature your voice should be

little towards whispering because the listener

may not like a loud voice when he is in his

bedroom and looking for peace. You could be

little louder when presenting a programme of

pop music.


Volume level should not be confused with

projection. To project the voice, don't try to

yell or force it out of your body. This causes

strain. To have a voice that carries well, you

must use your body's natural resonators.

Your body has three resonating cavities: the

voice box, the mouth and the nose. The voice

is produced at the vocal chords and then

amplified in the facial mask around the lips

and nose. To have a beautiful voice and

project it without strain, you must focus your

voice in the facial mask, blending the oral and

nasal resonators.

The simplest way to find your facial mask is to

hum. Try it now. HMMMMMMMM. Good. Now

practice alternating humming and speaking.

HMMMMMMy name is Shyamal. HMMMMMy

favorite color is blue. HMMMMany people say

I'm a great dancer... etc. Have fun with it.


Practice humming and speaking throughout

the day. Once you get the hang of what a

resonant voice feels like, you can drop the

hum and feel the vibration of your words in

your facial mask.


For good voice projection, try the following:

Speak with authority.

Understand the causes of difficulty with and

implications of unhealthy voice production.

Discover how relaxation, breathing and vocal

exercises can improve projection, clarity and

reduce vocal strain.

Practice techniques to prevent and cure any

vocal strain or lack of projection and clarity.

Look at the effects of posture and tension on

vocal projection

Take part in voice and articulation exercises.

Understand resonance placement and the

effect this has on projection, clarity and



There is often a strong psychological

component to communication difficulties.  Soft

speakers may unconsciously be trying to hold

themselves back, inhibit their self-expression,

or stifle themselves, and these factors should

be explored.


You can improve, once you explore your


How to nurture a good and healthy voice?    

         -  Breathe properly.

         -  Breathe through your nose, rather than


-      Beware of your posture. Keep your upper

chest, shoulders, neck and throat relaxed

when breathing in or when exhaling and

letting sound out.

-      Speak slowly.

-  Instead of focusing on your throat, imagine  

that the sound originates from your

abdomen/lower back.

- Relax your jaw and tongue and unclench your


- Stay within your comfortable vocal range.

- Vary the tone/pitch of your voice.

- Use your breath to power your speech.

- avoid vocally-harmful habits (e.g. clearing

your throat, holding your breath, speaking

quickly, speaking with insufficient breath).

Sometimes you clear your throat because you

are dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid

dehydration. It will also help you to maintain

right viscosity of the mucous in your mouth


- Instead of clearing your throat in a harsh

manner, sigh as an alternative measure.

What to do before going on Air?

-Always warm up your throat just as an athlete warms

up his/her muscles to prevent injury.

-To loosen your body, rotate your neck slowly

and stretch your torso and limbs. 

-To loosen the jaw, yawn and/or make  

chewing motions. Massage your face,

especially the nexus of muscles at the hinge

of your jaw.

-To limber up your lips, jaw and soft palate,

say tongue twisters/the alphabet/any short

text, making sure that you articulate very


-Take a few quiet moments to focus on your  

breathing as well as to collect your thoughts

before you speak.

Now some tips about the life style:  

- Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated


- Avoid late night parties as it could spoil your

voice quality and concentration both. 

- Massage under your chin to increase the flow

of saliva.

- To clear excess mucus and lubricate the

vocal tract, use steam inhalations

- Avoid speaking when you are tired or ill.

- Avoid speaking when you feel that your voice

is strained

-Arrange for some quiet periods at least once

a day. 

- Seek medical attention immediately if you

experience vocal strain.

- When suffering from a sore throat, try not to

use anaesthetic sprays/lozenges if possible.

- When you have laryngitis, inhale steam to

soothe and relax the larynx instead of drinking

cough mixtures.

- Eat a balanced diet to achieve/maintain

optimal health.

- Dairy products may increase phlegm.

- To prevent heartburn and a reflux of stomach

acids into your vocal passage, avoid

acidic/spicy foods, eating late at night,

caffeine and overeating.

- Give up smoking. Smoke and other aerial

pollutants irritate your breathing and vocal

apparatus. There are also other well-known

health risks associated with smoking that can

be reduced if you do not smoke/breathe in

second-hand smoke.

- Certain medications may dehydrate the

body/vocal passage. Others may stimulate or

sedate the body, respectively causing your

vocal passages to constrict or making you feel


- To compensate the drying effect of any

medication, drink extra water.


Language is a gold mine which makes a big

Change. Dig deep into it, build your vocabulary

and dive for unlimited treasure which has

remained there untapped for a long time.


Rediscover yourself with your own Speech.

Speak from the depth of your heart, speak your mind

and feel your nerves pulsating the sound of your voice.

Electrify the listener with your presentation. Dont let

butterflies quiver you and chase away the nervousness.

Visualize your listener as an individual not as a mass of


Visualize the listener at dinner table. It works great to

create a feeling of intimacy and trust.

Your tone of voice is closely linked to your face

expressions. A frown on your face will make your voice

sound harsh and cold but a smile will warm up your

voice, making it sound warm and inviting. A smile with

the speech takes you to miles.

Every Word has a meaning. Work on building

your vocabulary.

Avoid beating around the bush. Say clear, be brief and

do not fumble. Confusion lands you and the listener into

more confusion. Do not bluff or fool yourself but blur out

sensibly even if words are not meant to be spoken. Use

tact, speak truth but know realities too and act sensibly

to it. Convince your listener.

Cultivate a positive attitude. Be positive, prepared and

well aware. Work on memory improvement levels.  Get

mirror practice and check your expressions too.

Adjust the Bass, volume of your voice like the sound

system. Start with soft notes. Good beginning is best

otherwise its shrieking from the start. Feel humor, feel

happy, calm and composed.

Expressions reflect your inner feelings and your speech

is based on your thoughts. Let your speech and

expression be your asset.

Your voice can have a profound impact on how

successfully you influence and persuade

others. Your voice effects how seriously you

are taken how respected you are the

results you get not only with the listeners but

also with co-workers, friends and family

members in your personal life.



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