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People Skills by Casey Hawley

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CHAPTER7

Why Tone of Voice Matters

In This Chapter

  • How your tone of voice affects your communication success
  • The importance of enunciation and pronunciation
  • Developing a voice that sounds engaged and interested
  • Voice habits you should avoid
  • How to improve your voice

The tone of your voice can completely change the meaning of whatever you are saying. Sweet tones, harsh tones, sexy tones, or weak tones convey a message parallel to your words and sometimes have far more meaning. Similarly, the inflection of your voice can change your meaning. If you say to someone, “I guess you were right,” you can sound admiring, sarcastic, or resentful, depending ...

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