In the last article we talked about front resonance vs back resonance. That you have to place the focus of air vibration over the back of your tongue instead of in the front of your mouth. And you were like, “What the heck is Ita talking about!?” I’m talking about using a magnetic voice!The use of front resonance is all bad. It gives a you a sound that’s less credible & magnetic. It corresponds with a thin resonance which doesn’t have a “big” impact on the listener. Front resonance also corresponds with a regional or foreign accent. However, the use of back resonance is all amazing. It makes people listen to you & follow your directions easily.
People who have a lot of influence usually do so with a magnetic voice. To have a voice with the resonance in the back you need to limit your lip movement when you speak. Of course your lips come together when you say, /p/, /b/ & /m/ but otherwise please don’t round your lips for /o/ & /u/ and don’t stick them out for /sh/ and /th/. That’s front resonance in full-swing! Don’t move your face except to show expressions.
Using a Magnetic Voice
Next you need to focus the vibration in the back of the mouth over the back of your tongue. It gives you a gorgeous, fuller sound that gets people to listen to you & do what you say.
The trouble with front resonance is it causes lines in your face. Forehead lines & nasolabial lines. Nasolabials are the ones that connect your nose to the corners of your lips. Every client of mine who’s ever presented with lines in their face has eliminated them and ended up with a smooth face. Including me. I tell my story in the “lines” link above. Scroll down to #7 What’s Your Face Doing?
This lovely girl clearly uses front resonance when she speaks and has a lot of tension in her face. This can easily be remedied with some relaxation exercises. You don’t need surgery or fillers. Those are just muscles on your face. You can relax them and it’ll smooth out your face.
That’s what results in using a magnetic voice.
One of my amazing clients suggested I make an app of my relaxation exercises. They teach you to be relaxed habitually. All the time. What do you think?
Watch this video of Ita Olsen: Why am I Not Automatically an Incredible Speaker