Lower your voice, increase your power

As every actor learns and knows, it is possible to influence your audience with your voice as well as with the words you speak. As we learned about non-verbal body postures cues, Stel et al have shown that voice pitch also influences the speaker’s perception of themselves. When using a lower pitch, speakers felt more powerful and think more abstractly. So, next time you speak, speak slowly, it will lower the pitch of your voice and help you to feel more powerful.


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wormsense is the alter-ego of Dr. Miriam B. Goodman, a sensory neurobiologist seeking to understand the sense of touch and to improve careers for women scientists.
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