She made headlines for a number of outrageous things she did when she was considered a Silicon Valley sensation. Who remembers the long con pulled by Elizabeth Holmes? An entrepreneur who dropped out of Stanford at nineteen to found Theranos, a company that she claimed would reinvent the biomedical industry?
Disrupting the blood test: she claimed that her company was developing a method for running hundreds of lab tests from a single drop of blood using a machine called “The Edison” that used nanotechnology and robotics to analyze the sample. Holmes, 35, is the subject of the HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” which chronicles the rise and fall of her company, Theranos.
Well, it turns out it isn’t only companies that she fakes. As Fox news reported some close to the disgraced former CEO have only recently revealed her stunts also included changing her voice to make it sound lower.
Google it, google videos with Elizabeth Holmes online, you will come across YouTube videos in which she is using her real voice before catching herlself and then lowering it. Watch this and tell us this isn’t fake low voice.
We are certainly not trying to make Elizabeth shining here, but The Laboratory of Instrumental Analysis of Communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona did a study about tone of voice and perception. They had some interesting findings, and here are some of them:
A deep tone of voice implies maturity and generates trust in other people. It’s also a common tone in advertisements.
If someone’s tone of voice is extremely deep, it actually conveys a dark feeling.
A firm, confident tone of voice makes you think the person talking is distinguished and important.
Talking in a quiet tone of voice makes you think the person has major weaknesses or is awkward.
Perhaps changing her voice was part of Holme’s scam because she needed to sound mature and generate trust in other people. However, her voice sounds extremely deep and indeed it resulted in negative dark