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Why We Find a Deep Voice Sexy

Nancy Daniels, Voice Coach

onsider the actors who have great voices: George Clooney, Cher, Vin Diesel, Julia Ormond, Kathleen Turner, Sean Connery, Peter Coyote, Morgan Freeman, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kate Beckinsale, James Earl Jones, Ashley Judd and the late great Barry White, to name a few. Now think about the voices of these actors: Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Fran Drescher, and Tom Cruise. None of the voices in the 2nd grouping are memorable, let alone sexy. Do you know what distinguishes the great voice from the not-so-great?

Please understand that I am not talking about acting ability. I am only discussing the sound of the voice. All those listed in the great voice category speak in a deeper range that, given the right tone, can be very, very sexy. While Griffith and Drescher are both beautiful women, their voices do not exude sensuality. The former sounds like a bimbo; the latter has a nasal twang that is like nails on a blackboard. Don Johnson is definitely not hot when he speaks because the pitch of his voice is too high. He often sounds like a woman when he talks. Such is the case for Tom Cruise as well. I have heard that they boost the bass for Cruise in his movies. And for that, you should be thankful!

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All those listed in the great voice category speak in a deeper range that, given the right tone, can be very, very sexy.
certainly do wonders for your partnerís libido, but a deep voice resounds with warmth and sensuality that can make you extremely attractive even if you are not built like Adonis or a Greek goddess.

A high-pitched voice, on the other hand, leaves your listeners cold. It is a turn-off because it is more likely to be thin, reedy, nasal, strident, harsh, wimpy, weak, or loud. One of the qualities that the high-pitched voice cannot possess is warmth because it is being powered by the throat, mouth, and/or nasal passages. That is why the high-pitched voices are not memorable.
A high-pitched voice, on the other hand, leaves your listeners cold.

Only those who use their chest as their primary sounding board have voices that possess the warmth because their sound is actually vibrating in their chest cavity when they speak. And, it is this warmth that makes for the sensuality. Another way look at this concept is to consider that the voice being powered by the chest is reminiscent of a viola, a cello or a bass, whereas the voice being powered by your voice box, your mouth, and/or your nose is more akin to a poorly-tuned violin.

You have a better voice inside that is richer, warmer, deeper and very resonant. I call it your Ďrealí voice. But you will only find it when you let your chest do your talking. Arenít you curious to discover just how sexy your voice could be?

International Speaker and Voice Specialist, Nancy Daniels, has been involved in voice training since 1977. A graduate of Gettysburg College with a BA in music, she discovered the techniques for improving the sound of the speaking voice while in graduate school at American University in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her guest speaking engagements, Nancy offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice training and public speaking skills throughout the United States and Canada. For those are unable to work with her directly, there is Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. For more information on voice training, future workshops, and Voicing It!, visit her Voice Dynamic website. http://www.voicedynamic.com


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