What do we mean by that?
Firstly, any person should possess a healthy voice which is also consistent with the persons’ height, weight and the their inner ‘make-up’ in general.
Sometimes, and luckily not too often, you can see a quite petite woman, but yet hear her heavy and ‘bassy’ voice.
A good example would be two well-known actresses (one of whom is also a singer). The singer/actress is Miley Cyrus and the other actress is Julia Stiles – pretty girls that are speaking with much heavier voices then their physiques would ever suggest.
We, in fact, at The Royans Professional Vocal School, would be able to get rid of the heaviness and thickness of their quite-low voices. If they (or them alike) embraced the Vocal Science technique, their voices would be lifted off of their (somewhat) heavy and thick vocal cords, which were given to them at birth.
The thicker the vocal cords are, the lower voice will prevail.
And, on the contrary, if the person possesses very thin vocal cords, the body of the sound will never happen and the voice will be high and squeaky.
Now, speaking of the lower voice (lower then desired), it would become much lighter if it was coming out of the sinus cavities (facial muscles). In that case, it would be sufficiently amplified, while concurrently supported with the person’s abdominal muscles; and thus, the person’s voice would sound much lighter, much brighter and much more resonant. Needless to say, the person’s enunciation and pronunciation would be greatly enhanced as well.
On the contrary, we have received male clients with extremely high voices who suffered enormously as, very often; they were mistaken for a female (especially when they were speaking over the phone).
By virtually employing the same speech and singing exercises, we were able to make a person in question to sound more solid, and thus, possessing a much lower tone. While doing so, we were able to build a platform underneath of a skinny, light sound. In other words, in both cases, due to incongruences between the individuals and their voices, the natural balance was compromised.
So our pedagogy and methodology assures the perfect balance between the human voice and the human body.
With that said, people who are speaking ‘too high’ (given for consideration, their inner make-up’) will speak lower, and thus, will project more certainty and more confidence delivering their message. The male speaker will no longer feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.
The people who are speaking too low will sound a little more “human” and more coherent and, therefore, they will be better received with their message, and thus, more understood.
I am sure that those females who possess much lower tone than anticipated, probably also not always feel ‘feminine enough’. So they too will acquire more confidence with their newly-found femininity in their voice and, perhaps, even more grace and poise (so to speak) attached to that premise.
As for singers: The male singer will be able to sing in a rock genre (if so desired), since in that context, the tenor, and not the bass voice, is required. It is a known fact that the classic rock of all times was primarily created for the tenor range of voice.
After the above had been dealt with, the speakers (especially) have to actually learn not only how to speak preserving their voice in balance and employing the components of the wholesome mechanism which will allow them to use their voice in the fullest capacity possible, but also understand what the exact message is that they are trying to convey and deliver.
Once they understand the above, they will be taught to embrace a certain phrasing, emphasis and inflections; speed and particular intonation, depending of the context of the script and (down the road) the improvisation of that script.
We call this course, “The Total Communicator”.
The singers are not immune to the latter either. After all, they are also delivering a story through their singing. And the more they understand what they are singing about and how to bring it better to the understanding of the listener, the more successful their performance will be. The singers especially need to embrace the Vocal Science technique, as they require an aimed projection and delivery of their voice.
So the definition of the true professionalism is such that the singer would hear (with his/her “inner ear”), the command of his/her brain to their physical body and then their voice, before they open their mouth to deliver the singing message.
The latter does apply to the professional speakers as well. They too have to be able to engage the audience with their voice (and the aforementioned voice components) so they would be also heard and understood.