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    Staying Healthy In Cold & Flu Season Part 1

    John Melley - Monday, January 12, 2009

    How were your Holidays? Mine were a little less hectic than I expected which had its merits on one hand and some disappointments on the other.

    We had what we call up here in Boston a “Wicked Stahm (Storm)” a couple of weeks before Christmas. I had taken that week off to use up the remainder of some vacation before the end of the year. We were invited to a couple of Christmas parties, but couldn’t make them because it basically snowed for 3 days straight.
    Ann and I shoveled a few times and then stayed in and watched DVD’s of our favorite TV shows—”Buffy The Vampire Slayer” for Ann and “The Sopranos” for me. I absolutely love that show and have all the seasons on DVD.

    I also spent some time writing some letters about my new Audio Interview Program and organizing our home office.

    We had a lot of clutter around and I’m pleased to say that as I am writing this Newsletter to you, we have 3 recycle bins placed next to the snow bank at the end of my driveway just LOADED with paper, boxes and more that will no longer be occupying my space… and be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
    We also caught the tummy bug that’s been going around so we had to cut short our visits with family over Christmas and New Years, which was a real bummer. My birthday is a couple of days before Christmas and I basically spent it in bed. Fortunately, it wasn’t a head-cold, so I’m pleased to say I was able to do the voice session I had for EMC Corp. that day.

    I haven’t had a cold in 3 years and I can’t afford to get that kind of sick.
    This all leads to a question I get asked all the time from voice talent: “How do you stay healthy or get rid of a cold quickly?”

    That’s the subject of this month’s tip pulled directly from my Exclusive Voice Over Training Manual that I use with my In Studio and Tele-Coaching Voice Over Students.
    I hope you find it helpful. Stay healthy!
    John

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