From today's Washington Post:
Paul Harvey, 90, a Chicago-based radio broadcaster whose authoritative baritone voice and distinctive staccato delivery attracted millions of daily listeners for more than half a century, died Feb. 28 in Phoenix.
What can we learn from how Paul Harvey used his voice?
Certainly, as the Post recognizes, Harvey had a unique style that was easily recognized. But of course there is something deeper happening.
Listen to Harvey read a hypothetical letter from God:
He addresses the letter to "My Dear Children." And that is exactly what we hear. Paul Harvey seems to actually be speaking to people he deeply cares about and is truly invested in. As a result, his voice inspires trust.
From the Green Room: Speak to your audience as if you were addressing someone who is precious to you. Be generous - with your eye contact, voice and with your message.