Trill, buzz, floss, breathe: Coach yourself to sound your best

Even experienced on-air hosts and reporters can stumble on vocal speed bumps like dry mouth and lack of energy. NPR announcer Jessica Hansen devised these one-sheet guides to address such woes. One’s for the talent (or guests who need some polish!); the other helps producers be constructive coaches.

Printable PDFs are here: Talent guide | Producer guide

For the talent


For the producer


Guides designed by Chelsea Conrad; illustrations by Rene Sanchez

Jessica Hansen voiced NPR’s funding credits and served as an in-house voice coach at NPR headquarters.