Warning: If you keep reading you will be subjected to the horror of my voice and face, live and in living color.
“That Blogging Voice” was one of the first posts I read by Jayme Soulati. It’s sparked a number of good ideas and started good friendship.
On Twitter a couple weeks ago, Jayme wondered if I had a Georgia Twang. I replied that I don’t even have a decent Southern drawl (BTW born in New Orleans, Geaux Tigers!). Part of our conversation was around Skype, chatting in real life to put a voice with a gravatar.
What’s in a Voice?
I liked the PRapalooza podcast because I loved hearing Shonali Burke, Danny Brown and Gini Dietrich talk shop. So much more than just facts. I loved hearing their personalities, expressions, accents. You get a better sense of the people when you hear them.
Enjoyed the “Twitter Snobs” chat with Mitch Joel and Mark W. Schaefer. Both surprised me, why I don’t know. Maybe I expected them to be more confrontational arguing their positions, didn’t figure they’d have so much fun with it, or thought their voices didn’t “match” their pictures. But that’s the point. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2SH_6X-hlc
Connecting. For real.
One reason I think Gary Vaynerchuk has connected is his voice; you hear his passion, in his less rehearsed and unedited style. Via his videos on wine and social media marketing, he’s approachable and human. Real.
The person. Their words and their voice.
So in lieu of my usually funny graphic, may I present the most terrifying YouTube video ever made. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.