Tongue twisters are a great way both to practice clear enunciation and to give the tongue a little workout, both of which are very handy for us VO folks!
I’ve found a couple of websites that offer tongue twisters for actors. This first one is designed to focus more on elocution as opposed to speed. As we all know, good pronunciation is key for good VO delivery — if your words get swallowed and people can’t understand what you’re saying, you’ve lost them and your message is ineffective!
This next one is really good for focusing on developing specific sounds, helping to avoid lazy mouth. This one was designed by voice actor David Gordon, and he breaks it down into each sound and how it helps your sounds develop! Pretty cool stuff!
If anyone else has sites they recommend, I’d love to hear about them! Twist that tongue, that tongue let’s twist, and in twisting the tip of the tongue on Tuesday too you’ll twist and twist til twisting’s through!
(That’s my own…hee hee!)