Steer Clear of the Throat Clear


We all clear our throats here and there – and for several reasons. Yet, when it comes to speaking in public, on camera, during a meeting, or over the phone, throat clearing can send the wrong message. It can make us sound nervous, unsure, unprepared and even untrustworthy.

Learning what the top throat clearing culprits are can help us have the Calmfidence® to avoid them.

Here they are:

  • Allergies
  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Caffeine
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Acid reflux
  • Smoking
  • Voice strain
  • Cold/virus
  • Habit

If any of the above are your throat clearing triggers, be sure to take extra steps before your next speech or meeting to make sure your have clear throat Calmfidence®:

  • Take allergy or cold medicine as needed -hydrate
  • Avoid dairy
  • Limit caffeine
  • Brush your tongue
  • Take an antacid
  • Avoid eating close to the event or meeting
  • Avoid smoking prior
  • Pamper your voice in advance
  • Clear in private just prior
  • Carry lozenges with you
  • Carry water with you​

About The Author

Patricia Stark works on both sides of the camera & stage as a Media Trainer, Public Speaking Trainer, and Certified Body Language Specialist. She appears regularly as a Guest TV Communication Expert & Lifestyle Expert and sought after keynote speaker. To book an engagement with Patricia contact us here.

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