tonality accounts for over 50% of the total effect of any speech you
Including the jokes you tell.
Your tonality has to be upbeat and suggest funniness. Think for a
moment how a host of a funny talk show or comedy night or those
comedy stars and how a priest or politician speaks.
You have to vary your tonality too. Here’re a few main categories of
tonalities you need to master.
It’s the kind of breathy voice which couples often use. When two
people like each other and stand in proximity, they also tend to
speak in soothing tones.
You can practice by increase your exhaling while speaking. Lower
your volume as if you want to express you affection through your
tone. You speak with soothing tonality when no threat is present,
which is the main reason why many people tend to speak to a child
using this type of voice.
The typical voice of a Hollywood action movie. Baritone voice or
tone is perceived as masculine, calm and being in control. Lower the
pitch of your voice (but make sure you’re comfortable) and speak
slowly. Make frequent pause during speech and add in cadence
You can practice this though singing. If you have sung in or
listened to choir practice before, you’d have a clue on how they
practice varying the whole gamut of pitches at will.
The typical Anthony Robbins voice. Speak with enthusiasm and at a
speech rate that is faster than average.
The energetic voice is also breathy but the opposite of soothing.
You speak with an energetic tonality as though you’re deliberately
suppressing your emotion, which, on the contrary, effectively
magnify the impact.
It is the type of voice you tell small kids a story. Reduce the
exaggeration appropriately and you’re good to go.
If you’ve ever watched a Shakespeare play, you know what I’m talking
about. There’s a lot of variation in the voice quality and a strong
exhibition of different emotions.
The dramatic tonality is not suitable for general conversation. It
is used to add humor or dynamism to the conversation occasionally.
Don’t over do it otherwise you may annoy or scare the woman you’re
Practice by acting any hyper-drama you see on stage or television.
You can also try out any of the play scripts as an alternative form
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Author of “Make Women Laugh – How To Make Any Woman Laugh At Any Time,
And Place, Any Way You Want As They Fall In Love With You”.
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