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Maybe it's my age and ears, but lately some of the hosts' and brand reps' voices are like nails on a chalkboard to me.  I do find myself changing the channel quite a bit.

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Re: Hosts' and Reps' voices

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@Priss 

 

I was just thinking that the other day!

It seems so many have that gravel/grating voice esp at the end and I think why?

Maybe for emphasis or to sound assertive or in charge or something?

 

It's not like they couldn't have a nice voice if they didn't end in that growl. I think that started happening maybe a decade ago?

 

And the shouting and screaming and fake laughter every second-oi!

 

When you compare it to any other previous decades, all these are not there at all and voices can sound so nice.

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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I know I react to voices.  I used to say LR had the best voice on shopping TV.  I knew her voice was one of the main reasons I tuned in for most of her shows.  That voice sold me way too much!

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@Priss.  I agree, I can't stand to sit and listen to a creeky, screechey voice and there are several vendors that are horrid.  I can't get to the remote fast enough.

 

Apparently voice quality is not taken into consideration when these reps were chosen.  They lose sales with these people.

 

 

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Lisa Robertson, Carolyn Gracie, and Leah Williams all have great voices for TV---and 2 of those 3 are no longer at Q. There are other good Q voices, but those are the first 3 that come to my mind as pleasing to hear. 

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The TSV today, vendor drives me crazy before I can hit the mute button.  I really wanted to see the new items so stayed up last night and had to mute the show.  She screams and repeated David name constantly.  

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Some is due to your TV's speakers.....to make thin & light TV's............ speakers are tiny and located on the BACK or UNDER the TV.  Get a sound board & sound will come to you from the front.

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@Goldengate8361 I agree except for Carolyn Gracie she would add an er at the end of most words...for example Year, she would yearer..... nothing against her just one of my pet peeves...lol

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It isn't just Q voices and HSN voices but I'm finding many female broadcast voices also grating.  It is the pitch and tone that gets to me.

 

I'm becoming a better speed reader due to often relying on closed captioning.

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@happilyretiredgirl,

That's so funny. I never heard the er sound. I do think she has a great voice. 

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"