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      Between business meetings, calls, teleclasses and speeches, I talk a lot, forcing me to keep my vocal cords in shape. So, when I feel the ice-cold draft of air-conditioning on a long flight or the seasonal sniffles coming on, the panic rises in my throat.

      The average cold can wreak havoc on your vocal cords causing inflammation, soreness and a croaky sound that I imagine is what a frog playing a kazoo might sound like. Which just won’t do when you’re facing an upcoming public presentation or performance.

      I interviewed Christina Hager, a professional opera singer for ten years and current presentation coach. She had some great tips for keeping your voice in tip top shape. Click the below link to find out how.

      This article originally appeared on Inc.com.