It always amazes me when I hear someone on the phone who sounds like a teenage, pre-teen, or younger still, and am later surprised to discover a mature individual who is well over 21. If your voice sounds like that of a child, what image do you think you project, not only over the phone but in person as well?
A childlike voice does not instill confidence in the listener. If you are plagued by a sound reminiscent of a 12-year-old, why not discover your real voice? You will sound more mature – not too old, not too young. The beauty of good voice training is that you will also find your voice improving with age. The older I get, the better I sound which is truly amazing because nothing else on my body is improving with age!
In order to find the voice that is hiding inside, you will have to use your chest to power your voice instead of just your throat and voice box. It will be deeper in pitch, warmer in quality and display full resonance, much like the voices of James Earl Jones, Kathleen Turner, George Clooney, Diane Sawyer, Julia Ormond, Vin Diesel, Peter Coyote, Kate Beckinsale, and Fred Thompson.
Each one of these voices is captivating. A childlike, whiny, nasal, wimpy sound is not. I cannot tell you how many wonderful voices I have discovered in my clients and students who sound as good as the actors above. It is only a matter of deciding to make the change.
People judge you by the image you project. While admittedly, your visual image accounts for 55% of that image and your content or what you are saying is a mere 8%, the rest or 37% deals specifically with how you sound. And, over the phone where there is no visual, the sound of your speaking voice is telling your listeners a grave untruth.
One of the best changes I have ever heard is Craig, whose old or habitual voice was not particularly bad or good. When he found his real voice, the difference in this young man was astounding. He looked more mature and his posture improved. I don’t work with posture but if you sound and look confident, the way you carry yourself will project your confidence.
Discovering your ‘real’ voice is life-changing. Ready to improve your life for the better?
The Voice Lady Nancy Daniels offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice and presentation skills as well as Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. Visit Voice Dynamic and discover the best means of sounding more mature.