Stretch your mouth
Open wide and move your mouth from left to right to limber it up.
Put your script in proper position
Put the script on the document holder or hold it at eye level, so your head is not pointed down and constricting your vocal chords.
Place the mic so that it is 4-6 inches from your mouth, but DO NOT POINT IT DIRECTLY at your mouth (to avoid “p” popping or hiss)
Either point the mic just to the side of your mouth or have it point down at your mic … so that the air from your p’s and other sibilant letters don’t hit the mic head.
Pacing and Pitch
Before you begin – or when you stop and start over again – always count down: 3,2,1 (then begin). This ensures the correct pitch and pacing.
Stumbling – read section again if you stumble at all
Proper levels – make sure they aren’t too low
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HEADPHONES WHILE TRACKING