More about Authoritative Voices
It can be hard for the untrained performer to master the authoritative tone. It can be easy to confuse the delivery of this tone. Which can result in your message coming across as rude, condescending or even bossy.
This can turn audiences away from your content, in many cases, this is not what you want in your narrator voice. When producing a documentary or corporate video, it is vital for your voice to sound confident, without falling into arrogance. Highlighting the importance of a professional.
What is an authoritative tone?
Sounding knowledgeable and in complete control requires gravitas. Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues that denote seriousness; moreover, today, it implies the speaker is an expert in their field. Having Gravitas means to inherently draw people in, much like "Gravity" which derived from this Roman term.
Authoritative voices inspire confidence, which appears dependable. Their vocal tone emphasises and articulates key points with grace. This confidence gives the assurance that the speaker is correct and the message is trustworthy. Authoritative speech is powerful, fluent, and robust so that there is no mistaking their control.
The delivery keeps listeners attentive to the message, building trust and credibility with every utterance.
Voice actors with expertise in this tone will develop faith in your listeners, making it the ideal technique for corporate videos and presentations.
Authoritative voices don't always sound too domineering. There is no singular way to seem like an expert, so its important to view an authoritative tone in the context of your project. Other characteristic traits that use this tone include trustworthy, wise, commanding and more.
Here at Voquent, we've got thousands of voice demos performing the authoritative tone in hundreds of languages and dialects.
Contact us and we can help you find the authoritative tone that is perfect for your message.