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By now you may have written, or received, one of those _______ holiday letters many people still send. “Dear Friends and Family, It’s been a busy year. We lost our _______ Spot…but we finally fixed the toilet!” Well, if you write these ______________, take a look at your latest. Because scientists at North Dakota State University say that the style of these _______ may reveal as much as their content.
The researchers have analyzed more than 1,200 holiday letters written over the past decade. Many follow the one-person-per-paragraph approach to _______. Others are _______ to look like newspaper articles. One was even written from the _______ of a deceased pet, reporting on the family’s activities from its resting place: sitting, stuffed, in the den.
More than 80 percent of the letters provide a bullet-point list of the year’s happenings. But only 5 percent talk about how major events—births, death, weddings, divorce—affected the writers _______. Such reflection is key to living life to the fullest, say the scientists in a paper published last year in the Journal of Happiness Studies.
So _______ about your kids or complain about your bunions. Because there’s more to a good story than who, what, when, where. And how.
YouTube is full of videos that ______ more power and _______. All you’ve got to do is: [YouTube montage: “Get a deeper voice… How to have a deep voice… You don’t have to live with a small weak voice…”]
But it turns out, you may already ______ your voice—without realizing it. Just like you already use ______ cues, like crossing your arms behind your head. “So we think just like those kinds of nonverbal postures, changes in voices probably happen without us thinking, without our ______ awareness.”
Joey Cheng, a social ______ at the University of Illinois. She and her team ______ people who do deepen their voices while speaking might hold more ______ in an argument. They tested the theory by recording 191 university students as they debated, in small groups, about which equipment would be most ______ after a disaster on the Moon. Oxygen tanks? Heating units? It’s an old psychology game.
They found that group members who ______ the ______ of their voices during the game—both men and women—were more likely to rally the group around their ideal supply list. They were also rated as more influential by team members and outside ______. “And this approach ends up being effective in that, if you lower your voice, chances are you’ll ______ be more effective at becoming leaders and influencing others, because it changes how others see you.” The results are in the ______ of Experimental Psychology: General. [Joey Cheng et al, Listen, follow me: Dynamic vocal signals of dominance predict emergent social rank in humans]
The key is, ______ voice pitch didn’t matter. It was whether the voice got deeper during the exchange with their group. Meaning people of all voice pitches may ______ the power to persuade.