Kattenburgerstraat 5

1015 JA, Amsterdam

+31 6 360 98 998

24/7 Reachable by phone

Email address

mail@maikelvanderwouden.com

Why you should sing all the time

Do you sing in the shower?

The activity of making musical sounds with your voice brings joy to many people – but besides bringing joy, singing also positively influences your physical, emotional, and social health status.

Singing is a natural antidepressant; it lowers stress levels, improves mental alertness, and broadens communication skills.

Our ancestors sang out their feelings, without any thought of any fellow-creatures, long before they were able to speak their thoughts.

Some physical benefits of singing include the strengthening of your immune system, it improves your posture, and it helps you to snore less and reduces the chance of sleep apnea.

The question is: Which songs will you sing today?

Here is a nice playlist on Spotify called “Songs to sing in the shower” to give you some inspiration.

More to explorer

maikel van der wouden blogpost speaking

Think before you speak

Recently I’ve been reading a lot of stuff by Jezra Kaye. In my opinion, she is a very interesting author. She is also a speaker coach, speechwriter, and president of Speak Up for Success. In one of her blog posts, I recently read she wrote about writing a great talk. To me, the following inspired the most: “Give people a reason to care.”

maikel blog audio voice branding

If you win the morning, you win the day.

Often UX begins each morning. “Hey Google, good morning.” A single phrase like this allows you to trigger a sequence of multiple actions, aka a routine. At first, people try-out ready-made routines that are available on Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa.

audio voice branding blogpost

BBC Inspires Producing Beeb

I think BBC inspires producing its own in-house voice assistant called Beeb. They removed their podcasts from certain Google products, and their radio stations are also disappearing from TuneIn. They must have realized that they were becoming one of many vying to sell their content

contact info

My office is located in the center of Amsterdam. 1015 JA, Kattenburgersrtaat 5. mail@maikelvanderwouden.com

Meet me

I love meeting new people. Contact me any time and we'll try to schedule a meeting in the near future.

feedback

Love it, hate it? Read one of my posts, or seen one of my videos? I would be very happy to receive any kind of feedback from you.

Subsribe

Subscribe to my new youtube channel. I will be sharing a weekly video about Voice & Audio Branding