What Creates a Charismatic Voice?

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When we talk about charisma anecdotally, it’s often to say something like, “I couldn’t take my eyes off him/her.” Charisma comes up first for us as a visual experience. Something is compelling about an actor, or a politician, or a CEO, that draws our eyes to the person.

But charisma is also an auditory phenomenon. There are certain voices that we hear that immediately draw us in. We are captivated and…