The “low-pitched” voice

iStock_000000650824SmallA recent post on the BBC website caught our attention (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-1571896). Entitled “Voters like low-pitched voices”, the article quotes research evidence and comments from psychologists. Apparently we are more likely to vote for candidates who have a lower voice. Both men and women find lower-pitched voices more attractive and tend to invest the speaker with higher perceived levels of attractiveness, leadership potential, honesty, intelligence and dominance. In our everyday and business life, undoubtedly listening to someone with a pleasant, expressive voice can be so much more interesting and motivating as well. So maybe it’s not only the politicians who should be investing in voice training when the goal is to be persuasive and influential? Let us know which voices impress you…

 

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