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Old 08-30-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Higher pitched voices are very irritating to listen to, over time. Why are not professional women in the media given voice lessons not to talk through the top of their heads, or nasally?

Some women's voices are just fine, but you 'd think, for the rest, that it would be a career enhancing study for them. You'd think some people on the networks would send them on a program, the way they send some ex sports figures to elocution lessons.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Higher pitched voices are very irritating to listen to, over time. Why are not professional women in the media given voice lessons not to talk through the top of their heads, or nasally?

Some women's voices are just fine, but you 'd think, for the rest, that it would be a career enhancing study for them. You'd think some people on the networks would send them on a program, the way they send some ex sports figures to elocution lessons.
I agree! The one that grates on my nerves is Kelly Rippa. Those 'minnie mouse' voices, or trying to talk like a little girl are irritating; plus those who speak with the phony gravely voice...ugh!
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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I agree! The one that grates on my nerves is Kelly Rippa. Those 'minnie mouse' voices, or trying to talk like a little girl are irritating; plus those who speak with the phony gravely voice...ugh!
It's so funny that you mention Kelly Rippa. I did not know who she is until I saw her with Philbin on a TD Bank commercial. I had to research the commercial on the net to get her name.
She is a very attractive woman, and judging from the pics on the net, she's had some excellent cosmetic surgery, but during the entire commercial her FACE seems POSED. I don't know how else to put it, but she looks so 'cutesy - phony'. Yeah, she has the voice, too.

Not only are some news presenters way too high pitched (which really CAN be corrected without a lot of difficulty if they just took voice lessons), but those little childish voices of Marylin Monroe and Jackie Kennedy really got on my nerves. That's not saying that I did not like these women, but that they felt the need, probably at an early time in their lives, to appear powerless and nonthreatening. Maybe it was calculated later in life by Ms. Monroe. They say men are sometimes intimidated by beautiful women and perhaps the 'voice' countered that. Little, mousy, voices. Ugh!
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