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Posted on 11/03/2007 12:16:41 AM PDT by Fred
S Impressive biographies, fine policy positions. But do the candidates sound presidential?
Their vocal cords as much as the substance of their words -- could influence who becomes the next president, claim the people who study, measure, "focus-group" and coach the human voice.
"Voice matters it's what sells," says John Daly, a University of Texas communications professor who has written a book about persuasion. University of California at Los Angeles psychology professor Albert Mehrabian even claims to have quantified how important a voice is. When we are deciding whether we like the person delivering a message, tone of voice accounts for 38% of our opinion, body language for 55% and the actual words for just 7%, his studies suggest.
Voice analyst Susan Miller2 talks about four of the candidates' voices. Listen to the highlights, and short clips of the candidates that were analyzed. A sortable chart compares3 the pitch, loudness, speed and variability of the candidates' voices.
A person's voice can be a hindrance5 or a powerful tool. Dr. Miller explains what our voices say about us and how we can help control that message.
To gauge what the candidates' voices say about their appeal, The Wall Street Journal asked Washington voice coach Susan Miller of VoiceTrainer LLC to analyze the voices of seven Democrats and five Republicans by pitch, speed, and two measures of variability -- how loud and soft their voices are, and how high and low they go.
Ms. Miller also toted up the "ums" and "ahs" in two 20-second samples of each candidate's voice. The samples were taken from a May 7 Republican debate and a July 24 Democratic debate. The samples for former television actor and Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson were taken from the Sept. 5 speech in which he announced his candidacy.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
If Hillary can convince people that fingernails on a blackboard sounds presidential, she’s got it made.
“And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship? *
Not in my life will I see or hear a man in black stand on this .
"We Ents don't say anything unless it is worth taking a looonnng tiiiime tooo saaaay."
Shrill......thy name is “Hillary”!
When it comes time for Fred and Hillary to debate, the dems will insist that Fred breath from a helium balloon before each answer.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
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