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Vitality of your voice

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Vitality1 of your voice


Do you remember the most boring thing about a boring teacher? Wasn’t it the voice that 1)droned on and on with little evidence of interest much less 2)enthusiasm. Think about the teacher you loved. You probably don’t remember any specific material from that class, but I’ll bet you remember the interest and energy of that teacher.

This aspect of speech “vocal2 3)vitality” makes all the difference in how much people are going to be attracted to the sound of your voice.

Teachers and 4)announcers, lawyers, salespersons, they’re all keenly aware of the importance of vocal vitality. But I think everybody wants to sound lively and interesting. This vocal vitality is related to energy level. If a person has too much energy in their speech, it may be spoken very rapidly. There will be an 5)explosive quality to their speech, as if SOME WORDS were 6)PUNCHED OUT. I’d like you to hear a woman who’s a radio 7)personality: 

“They 8)consulted, especially because I almost died this last time. I mean it was so, and to have someone that... doctors can’t stand it because they can’t stand it to have somebody who’s clearly that ill...”

All right, did you notice how rapidly her words poured out? Certain words were over emphasized. This is what gives it a punchy quality. And did you notice the many false starts in her sentences? As if she’s starting to talk before she knows what it is she wants to say. This makes her speech sound 9)choppy. So while we all agree that liveliness and warmth are good things, it’s also possible to have too much of these good things and end up with an 10)aggressive kind of speaking style. Now compare that voice with this one:

“My mother ... is ... very ... typical mother ... She worked ... For after I got into say junior high school...”

Here is a 11)constricted3 measured voice, not musical, no variety, no expression. He sounds depressed4. While the first speaker 12)assaulted you with too much energy, the second sounds as if he might be sick, but it ain’t necessarily so. It can be a speaking habit that a person can learn to change.

Both of the people you’ve just listened to are very successful and 13)accomplished5 in their 14)respective fields. You may have made other judgements about their personalities6 based on their vocal vitality. Energy is one of the most vivid features of your voice image, and you should be concerned about this sense of vitality because it adds markedly to your image as a 15)responsive healthy and interested person. And while too much energy can be 16)overwhelming to some people, too little bores everybody.














1) drone [drEun] v. 单调低沉地说

2) enthusiasm [in5Wju:ziAzEm] n. 热情,热心

3) vitality [vai5tAliti] n. 活力,生动性

4) announcer [E5naunsE] n. 电(视)台播音员

5) explosive [iks5plEusiv] a. 爆发的,爆炸性的

6) punch [pQntF] v. 用力推进

7) personality [7pE:sE5nAliti] n. 人物,名人,个性

8) consult [kEn5sQlt] v. 交换意见,商讨

9) choppy [5tFCpi] a. 不连贯的,猛地一动一停的

10) aggressive [E5^resiv] a. 挑衅的,进攻性的

11) constricted [kEn5striktid] a. 受约束的,抑制的

12) assault [E5sC:lt] v. 攻击,袭击

13) accomplished [E5kCmpliFt] a. 有造诣的,有才艺的

14) respective [ris5pektiv] a. 分别的,各自的

15) responsive [ris5pCnsiv] a. 响应的,作出回应的

16) overwhelming [7EuvE5welmiN] a. 压倒性的,无法抵挡的


1 vitality lhAw8     
  • He came back from his holiday bursting with vitality and good health.他度假归来之后,身强体壮,充满活力。
  • He is an ambitious young man full of enthusiasm and vitality.他是个充满热情与活力的有远大抱负的青年。
2 vocal vhOwA     
  • The tongue is a vocal organ.舌头是一个发音器官。
  • Public opinion at last became vocal.终于舆论哗然。
3 constricted 6e98bde22e7cf0105ee4310e8c4e84cc     
  • Her throat constricted and she swallowed hard. 她喉咙发紧,使劲地咽了一下唾沫。
  • The tight collar constricted his neck. 紧领子勒着他的脖子。
4 depressed xu8zp9     
  • When he was depressed,he felt utterly divorced from reality.他心情沮丧时就感到完全脱离了现实。
  • His mother was depressed by the sad news.这个坏消息使他的母亲意志消沉。
5 accomplished UzwztZ     
  • Thanks to your help,we accomplished the task ahead of schedule.亏得你们帮忙,我们才提前完成了任务。
  • Removal of excess heat is accomplished by means of a radiator.通过散热器完成多余热量的排出。
6 personalities ylOzsg     
n. 诽谤,(对某人容貌、性格等所进行的)人身攻击; 人身攻击;人格, 个性, 名人( personality的名词复数 )
  • There seemed to be a degree of personalities in her remarks.她话里有些人身攻击的成分。
  • Personalities are not in good taste in general conversation.在一般的谈话中诽谤他人是不高尚的。
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