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An Accurate Description of Your Voice

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 18, 2006

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One of the single most important marketing tools at your disposal is your voice description, as presented on your website and on your profile at Voices.com

You might be wondering, "How do I describe my voice and what words should I use?"

In Episode 4 of the Vox Talk Podcast, we visited this topic in the Biz segment. When it comes to describing your voice, there are several factors that come into play, both creative and technical.

6 Tips for Better Vocal Descriptions

Writing a concise description of your voice is a challenge, but can be very fulfilling and fun. To get started, here are some ideas to jot down:

1. Listen to a recording of your natural voice
2. Describe the sonic quality of your voice and voice type
3. Ask a coach, your family or your friends for their opinion
4. Make a list of descriptive words that best reflect your voice.
5. Think of what your voice inspires people to do.
6. Consult a thesaurus and find colourful words to avoid using common terms such as deep, high, funny, and so on. This will definitely set you apart.

Voice Description Example

For example, your description may go something like this:

Witty, vivacious and warm, the voice of (insert your name) is perfect for television commercials, telephone applications, and narrating children's programming. The graceful and subtle persuasion of his / her voice will gently and happily woo customers into purchasing your product.

Use Adjectives

Use your golden ears, some striking adjectives and the formula above to help you write your description. Follow this recipe, and you'll have a description of your voice that you can be proud of.

Best wishes,


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    Well can i ask people to give me some descriptive words for my voice, or is that cheeky ? You could leave them on my website above !!

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      Thanks, Stephanie for these tips on how to describe my voice. I've already got a running start, having been in customer service (on the phone) for so many years. I received regular feedback from customers on my voice, so I'll think back to those comments as I come up with a description. My web site needs something along these lines, no doubt.

      Posted by:

        Thank you for this great summary. I'm still quite new in the VO world. Being confident & accurate with my talents is very important to me. I know what I WANT to do, but I'm having trouble expressing that.

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