“Watcha Doin”?….What are you doing? says a professor to his theater student….:)
Move your articulators! The only articulator that can’t move are the teeth and the hard palate, Joe said.
This is all coming from a soon-to-be retired speech communication and theater adjunct professor with a severe hearing loss. We chatted over various topics like this after I asked him how he is hearing since his last visit. He said that he’s hearing very well with the exception that students across the stage can be challenging to hear and more so, difficult to understand especially when they don’t enunciate or “use their articulators”. Joe is quite interested in vocal and speech pronunciation and it has become an even greater objective to teach his students to project and clarify their voices.
How people speak, enunciate, and project their voices makes the difference of hearing and understanding. These factors are critical for those with and without hearing loss.
He also said, “never look at the camera” as the spontaneity is lost. Ha Ha Haaaaa….love it!!! ….thus, the picture of him facing away with a smile!