Lina Lamont: Bad Vocal Image

Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont in the classic 1951 film Singin’ in the Rain is a glamorous silent film star who is not quite able to make the transition to talking pictures—for rather obvious reasons.

Voice behaviors that affect vocal image:

Limiting the movement of the jaw when speaking or singing.

Speaking with insufficient air to vibrate the vocal cords efficiently.

Tightening your throat habitually when speaking.

Speaking in an artificially low pitch range.

Above Photo of Jean Hagen and sound clip of Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain 1951, MGM.

 

Do you project a weak, unpleasant, or tired-sounding voice?

It is estimated that 25% of adults are dissatisfied with the sound of their voices. You can’t afford to present an unpleasant vocal image, which can result in negative impressions and/or lead to personal dissatisfaction with your voice. Voice improvement is indeed possible!

Voice image consulting can help you to:

  • Speak with confidence and assurance
  • Project a positive, energetic image
  • Sound appropriately authoritative
  • Modify an accent
  • Learn new vocal behaviors which can help you achieve the vocal image you want

Listen to examples harmful behaviors.

Vocal image clients have said:

Mouth“I entered with a whiney voice that couldn’t sustain much talking and left with a pleasant and more durable voice.”
VP Manager of Application Programming Staff

Mouth“I made a presentation at work last week. Even though there was a hostile work partner in the small group at my presentation, I felt more relaxed than I have ever been in this person’s presence because I was confident of my voice. I didn’t mumble. I didn’t ‘um’ and ‘ah’ .”
Business Consultant

Mouth“I’ve never been complimented in my life on my voice... a stranger (to me) said, ‘your voice is relaxed, very pleasant, a voice you could trust’”
Grade School Teacher

 

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