Benefits of habit “Read out loud”

✓ Improves rhetoric skill
✓ Helps reduce stage fright
✓ Trains voice
✓ Improves self-esteem

First step:

1 minute a day


1. Tonight, read out loud for 1 minute. It can be for an audience or just yourself. Do it for one week every day.
2. Next week, read out loud for 2 minutes every day.
3. Keep increasing, until you read out loud at least 10 minutes every day.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. In the evening, pick a time for out loud reading and stick to it. No better way to develop a habit than to do it repeatedly at the same time.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have the book you’re reading within visible range so you wouldn’t forget about it.
✓ Let the app help. The reminder function of this app can ring you up when it’s time to read. You can also track the days you missed reading on the calendar.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you finish a book by reading out loud, reward yourself by buying a couple new books that interest you and you can narrate them for your friends or family.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Warm up your voice. Simple warm up techniques, like letting out a single sound in different octaves can help you be more fluent while reading.
✓ Hydrate yourself. Your throat can let you down in reading out loud if it’s dry. Make sure to drink water before the reading session and have some present during it.
✓ Be comfortable. If you’re shy in front of the audience, first few times try reading to yourself in front of the mirror. Make eye contact to yourself as well, but when you’re reading to the audience, look straight over their heads. It will help with stage fright.