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I started doing some live interpreting almost a year ago. That is, I'll sit in a corner with someone during an event and translate into his/her language what a speaker is saying. A session can last from 1-3 hours, depending on the subject. Some speakers have a paused way of talking, and I have no issues because my voice can take a break between pauses. Some speakers, however, are like machineguns! They talk and don't take a breath or pause! That's when it gets hard to talk, and my voice starts to hurt. It's been almost a year, but I still don't know what to do to lessen the strain on my voice. Water and cough pills are useless.
I've heard that theater actors usually speak from their diafragm so as to not strain their voices, but I've never been able to do that.