Unlike the film, in real life Margaret Thatcher received voice coaching from a woman not a man. Kate Fleming coached actors like Lawrence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen. She also worked on Mrs Thatcher's voice over a period of four years 1972-1975 before Mrs Thacher became PM.
|Poster of 'The Iron Lady' Film|
“ …our findings challenge existing theories of human behaviour, which assert that attitudes, such as partisanship and ideology are the primary force behind vote choice. Thus, while social participation and political decision-making are viewed as higher level cognitive functions—the kind of thinking that sets us aside from other animals—our results clearly demonstrate that these behaviours cannot be understood in isolation from biological influences.”
Pitch influences perception of leaders C. A. Klofstad et al.
People appear to prefer lower voices when voting
" While gender discrimination is an obvious cause of the under-representation of women as leaders, our results suggest that biological differences between the sexes, and the study's responses to those differences, could potentially be an additional factor to consider." ( I am not sure what gender discrimination studies have been undertaken in the Sales / buying arena - but certain trade sectors seem under represented e.g. Engineering)
Because women, on average, have higher pitched voices than men, and because higher-pitched female voices are judged to be weaker, less competent and less trustworthy ( from this study), the characteristics of this vocal signal could help explain why women are less likely to hold leadership roles than men.
At the very least, voice pitch is a physical characteristic that does not counterbalance social norms that foster gender inequality.
A test of this hypothesis the researchers postulate would be to assess which sex fares better in a forced-choice election experiment when subjects are asked to choose between male and female voices with the same, and different, voice pitches.
Voters ( like Buyers? ) vote on impressions
Of course a low voice pitch alone will not always be the whole story in successfully capturing votes.
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First produced in 1885
I guess the bush trucker trials etc. put his strength, competence and trustworthiness to the test for the watching public's vote in ITV's " I'm a celebrity -Get me out of here"
Jacob's Crackers apart from being delicious always bring a smile to my face now!