TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

THROWING ONE’S VOICE



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HELPFUL TIP:

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DEFINITION:
Manipulating one’s voice to make it appear to be coming from someone, something, or somewhere other than oneself

DESCRIPTION:
Interesting Origins: This ability was originally involved in religious practices. Ancient Greeks believed that the noises that came from one’s stomach were the voices of the unliving, who took up residence there. The ventriloquist was the interpreter of these voices, and so was believed to be able to converse with the dead and to foretell the future.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Strong core muscles to enable one to utilize one's breath correctly
Good acting chops (since successfully throwing one’s voice relies heavily on listener perception)
Musicality
Strong muscle control in one's face and neck
Charisma (if one is a performer)
Control over one's emotions
Calm under pressure

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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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