Voice

How To Speak Seductively Like Kylie Jenner

Want to speak sexy and seductive like Kylie Jenner? Click to watch Kylie Jenner’s voice tutorial in the video below:

To speak with a sexy, seductive voice it is first necessary to drop the resonance of your voice. When Kylie Jenner speaks, the resonance comes from the chest and around the heart. This brings soft, nurturing vibrations into the voice.

The intimate quality of Kylie’s voice comes from her breathy way of speaking which has unpredictable, see-sawing rhythms. This has the effect of lulling you to sleep like a baby.

Kylie’s voice would send you to sleep if it was low, soft and breathy all the time. She keeps you aroused and captivated by popping her expression every once in a while. When she pops her expression, it means her voice suddenly takes on a higher pitch and is energised for a sentence or two. These pops generally happen when Kylie is excited about something and wants to draw you in too. Once the moment of excitement passes, Kylie drops back into her seductive and breathy way of speaking.

To get the seductive Kylie Jenner effect another tip is to flash your eyes by opening them wide and boldly staring every once in a while. After the intense moment of eye contact, dip your gaze low and look away.

Lastly, speak gently about how much love you have for the world and your family and your mesmerising powers of seduction will be complete!

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How to Read Aloud

People who tend to feel self-conscious when reading in front of an audience put on a boring voice when reading aloud. The boring and flat tone of voice used by reluctant readers sends everyone listening to sleep! Here are some tips to bring life to your voice next time you find yourself reading aloud in a classroom, work or social situation.

You Gotta ‘Own It’
Due to nerves a lot of people read aloud either too quickly or quietly. When you ‘own’ your reading spotlight, you’re not in a hurry to get your bit over and done with. Occupy space with your voice and take as long as you need.

Punctuation Is Your Friend
When reading aloud the most important thing is that you have enough breath to get through to the next natural pause in the text. Punctuation in a text such as full stops and commas show you where you can next take a breath. Try to avoid taking a deep breath mid sentence as it will disrupt to flow of the text and make it harder for listeners to understand what you are talking about. Scan a little ahead of where you are reading to see where your next pause is. Then, when you get there, don’t forget to breathe!

Make The Words Dance
Your job as narrator is to bring life to the text and to indicate the important parts to the audience. You can do this by varying your voice in different ways as you read. One of the ways you can do this is by placing stress and emphasis on key words and phrases in the text.


 

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Vocal Exercises – How to Get a Good Speaking Voice

Train your Voice with Vocal Exercises

Speaking with your best voice requires voice resonance to be concentrated in the mask area of your face (the area where you would wear an oxygen mask). Voice resonance simply means the vibrations present in the sound of your voice. If you do not currently speak with your best speaking voice, it may be that your voice is too nasal (vibrations coming from the nose) or that you’re speaking from your throat. In both cases you can increase the amount of resonance within the mask area by doing the following vocal training exercise.

The Bee Voice Exercise

1. Begin by making the sound of the bee. As you move your hand around, feel as if you are pushing out your resonance/vibrations to the position of the bee. See what it feels like as the bee flies around your body. Ask yourself how the vibrations feel different as you change the location of the bee.

2. Change the pitch of the bee from high to low. As you do this pay attention to how the vibrations you feel in your body change too. It may help to move your hand and eyes up when doing a high pitch, and down again to do a low pitch.

3. See what happens when you experiment with resonance inside your body. What’s it like when the bee is inside your mouth? What’s it like when the bee is inside your chest?

4. Fly the bee around your mask area. Make the vibrations you feel here as strong as possible. When you are speaking in your best speaking voice, you will be able to feel strong resonance here.

5. The most resonant sounds are /m/ /n/ /b/ and /v/. Exaggerate the resonant sounds in the following sentences:

I am a busy bee
My voice is yummy honey
Be happy bee.

Voice Training for Depth and Power

Get a Grounded, Richly Resonant Voice

To set free your inner voice try this voice training exercise from the Method School of Acting, which would have been practised by actors like Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. The idea of this exercise is to develop a voice that is deeply grounded in the body, carrying with it a deep, powerful resonance. A grounded voice voice is rich and deep – that’s very different to a voice that resonates in the head, which is like a nerd voice.

Let Your Inner Voice Out – Voice Exercise:

  1. Sit in a chair and lean back so that your neck hangs at the back over the chair.
  2. Roll your neck, shoulders, waist and circle your legs.
  3. As you make the circlular undulating movements say ‘ahhh’ with your voice as deep down in your body as you can.
  4. Whenever you feel the energy build up and you want to release say ‘ha!’

You should continue the exercise for around 15 minutes.

The exercise will deeply relax you therefore it is good to energize yourself after with some body patting up and down your legs, waist and arms.

How To Get A Charismatic Voice

Show your Passion with your Voice

To be dynamic and charismatic people we need voices that show that we are engaged with life and that we communicate our desires to people. This means that we have energy and also a full range of expression in the voice. Benjamin’s dynamic voice training exercise shows you how you can bring passion to your voice like a Shakespearean actor.

Benjamin recommends using famous lines from Shakespeare because the characters are in extreme situations. This means that we can be dramatic and passionate when performing the lines. In his exercise we see how the same line can be read in a number of ways to show different feelings. With Benjamin’s instruction, I am shown how to bring dynamism to the line in different ways through experiment with tone of voice. We should then bring this dynamism to our everyday speech to make a dynamic impression.

How to Find your Authentic Voice

How Kevin Learned to Roar!

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Kevin contacted me for coaching because he had been told that his monotone voice was the weak point of his presentation skills. He was competing in the ‘Toastmasters International World Speech Competition’ at the quarter-final stage and hoped to transform his voice in order to stand the best possible chance of winning.

As often happens during the coaching process, I immediately identified Kevin’s real speech problem to be different to what he had first supposed. His problem was not in fact one of having a monotone voice; Kevin’s problem was that he was trapped in a thick cage of self-expression blocks. I saw huge potential in Kevin as a speaker – if only he could learn to release and express more through his voice.

I saw Kevin’s strength as a speaker to be that he had the gift of being able to speak from the heart, to move people, but yet this rare, transfixing ability was something that he had been conditioned to suppress through his strict upbringing. I could only see the faintest trace of it in his presentations, as if he had been taught to shamefully keep it hidden at a very deep level. With my coaching insights and practical exercises, Kevin experienced huge shifts in his self-expression.

In just three one-hour appointments, Kevin’s dynamism as a speaker was transformed. He was truly like a lion being released from a cage – Kevin had learned how to roar!

In Kevin’s own words:

“Seeking out a voice coach for me resulted in about 50% working on techniques that helped my speaking skills and delivery and about 50% validation that I didn’t suck as bad as I thought I did. Often times as introverts our voices have been squelched for so long that when we first do start to express ourselves, we’re very unsure of ourselves and our abilities. It’s a wonderfully great thing to go to an objective, highly experienced language coach like Jade and hear that you’re really not that far off the mark and when you get past the few blocks that are holding you back, well then, watch out world, someone’s about to set it on fire. Great things really start to bust out. I’m very grateful for Jades coaching. She’s the best!”

How to Improve my Voice – Vocal Training Exercises

Voice Training Exercises to Do at Home

Developing your voice is practical and physical work in which change is achieved as a result of regular practice. It’s not possible to improve your voice merely by reading about how the voice works – you actually need to do the work and experiment for yourself.

One of the best ways to get to know your voice better is to start recording yourself, either on camera or just your voice recorded on to your phone. The point of recording yourself is so that you can listen again and again to the way you sound. Over time you become really familiar with your voice, which allows you to observe the aspects of your speech that you would like to improve.

Whenever you listen or watch one of your recorded speech performances, you should aim to give yourself constructive feedback. It’s a waste of energy to be self-critical about what you hear or see. It’s a much better use of your energy to focus on the improvements that you can see that you’re making. This is what helps you to stay motivated and enthusiastic about doing voice work.

People with communication blocks who have always struggled with issues related to speech and communication (such as shyness) will benefit greatly from recording themselves. This is because when you see or hear yourself in a recorded speech performance you may have an important realisation about the way you express yourself. You might find that you are not as expressive as you had previously thought. You may realise that you’re not the animated person that you considered yourself to be; you see instead that your expression is contained and dull. Having this important realisation helps you to push against your barriers of self-expression to become more open and connected in the way that you speak and relate to others.

Recording yourself is also good for the development of your speaking voice as it allows you to experiment with your voice in a way that may not be possible in your everyday life. It’s a good idea to keep your voice work fun and interesting because it will help you maintain interest in what you are doing. One of the ways to do this is to experiment with your voice by being more theatrical as you record yourself. This means that you don’t speak in your normal voice: you speak in your best ‘actor’ voice as you do your recordings.

When you are pleased with a speech performance that you have recorded, you can then go a step further by sharing your performance with others. This can be done by publishing your recording as a podcast or even as a video on your own YouTube channel. You can also do it by signing up to be a volunteer reader at Librivox. Sharing your voice work with others in these ways really helps to bring a sense of purpose to what you are doing as it is a way for you to share your self-expression with others.

I hate my voice

What it Really Means to Hate the Sound of your Voice

It’s not unusual to hate the sound of your own voice. Many people don’t even recognise the sound of their own voice played back to them for the first time because it sounds so different to what they hear from inside their own head. This is because the way you hear your own voice is deeper and faster than it sounds to other people. When you hear your voice played back to you it sounds unfamiliar, which is why to hear yourself as others hear you is a strange experience for many.

On a deeper level, it means something much more significant to hate the sound of your voice. For some people it is a way that their issues of self-worth become apparent. People who are not happy with themselves do not like the way their voices sound to others. The issues they have about not being comfortable in themselves are manifest in how they feel about the way they sound. The other group of people who don’t like the way their voices sound are the ones who just aren’t bothered to do anything about it because they don’t want the best for themselves. These people settle for second best in everything. Even if they are able to objectively observe in themselves that their voice sounds boring, it isn’t something that motivates them to change. They simply accept that they have a boring voice and that this is what they knowingly inflict on others in their social interaction.

Changing the way you feel about your voice makes your life better and improves the way that other people respond to you. To change your attitude regarding you voice, start thinking of your voice as a musical instrument. Since you play your instrument every day, why not make it an enjoyable performance to listen to? With regular practice you can get to a point where you can even delight an audience by using your voice. In doing so, deep healing and personal transformation is achieved.

Voice Training Exercises for Women – Deepen Your Voice

How to Deepen Your Voice (For Women)

If you are a woman with a high-pitched, breathy voice you may find that people do not take you seriously. By changing the way you breathe and doing deep voice exercises you can make your voice deeper over time.

It takes a lot of work and effort to change the pitch of your voice to make it deeper. It cannot happen straight away as there are mental and physical blocks preventing you from being able to talk differently. You do not at the moment feel comfortable taking charge in situations, which can be heard in your voice. It is only when you begin to feel differently about yourself and make an effort to face your blocks relating to personal power that you can change the way your voice sounds. You will find that as you deepen your voice over time, you also become more self-assertive and confident. This happens because the blocks you are dealing with are always perfectly mirrored in the mind and body. In other words, the way you speak is a perfect reflection of how you feel about yourself. If you want to get a deep voice, you must start to feel differently about yourself also.

By learning to breathe differently you can change the pitch of your voice. To get your deepest natural speaking voice requires that you shift from shallow breathing to deep breathing into your diaphragm. You cannot do this right away because your body does not how to do it. It is something that you learn to do slowly and surely. In the same way that most adults cannot do the splits – you must train yourself to do it gradually.

How to Do Deep Breathing

1. Start by sitting or standing with good posture, which means that your shoulders are back and down. Make an effort to hold your shoulders in this position as you do the breathing exercise.

2. Breathe deeply into your diaphragm. You know you are doing it right when you take a deep breath but your shoulders hardly move. All the work to breathe is happening much lower down in the body as the diaphragm expands and contracts – first by expanding down towards the belly as you inhale, then relaxing as air is exhaled. When you are doing this right you can feel a downwards/upwards movement that stretches you length ways along the body (in contrast to the inwards/outwards movement of the gut). For best results you should aim to do deep breathing into your diaphragm for 20 minutes each day, as if it were a meditation.

Voice Exercises for Resonance

Few people have achieved their best voice. We don’t speak with rich, warm and deep voices as standard. That’s because we’re battling huge emotional blocks in our minds and in our bodies that stop us from communicating expressively and fully. By working to develop the resonance of your speech, you will be breaking up some of the physical blocks in your body on your way to achieving your best speaking voice.

When developing resonance, think of your body as being like a speaker or amp. If you don’t use your speaker correctly, you will not be able to speak loudly without training your voice. For people who currently resonate in their nose area, you can learn to push your resonance down by doing the resonance training exercises in the video.

By practising these exercises over time, you will be able to talk loudly without shouting like a stage actor.

1 Massage your body and sides as you hmm / ohm. Don’t forget to breathe!

2 Practise resonating at the tip of your head in a high pitch and then bring it down low into the diaphram. It helps if you move your hand as you do it. You can then change direction as you hmm from low to high.

3. Visualise the sound of your voice travelling all around you as you hmm and resonate.