Nervous Energy in Voice and Movement

 

When people are confused or afraid of saying something that they think might not be received well,  their voices can become constricted.  This may result in even a quite pleasant “young” sounding voice, but the long term effect on the listener will still be vapid and the content of what they’re saying  pointless.  Many voices in the media at the moment, sound stuck.  When I came across these excerpts from Keith Bain’s  book called The Principles of Movement it was something I wanted to blog.
Nervous Energy
from Keith Bain’s book “The Principles of Movement”
“To work subtlety with emotional energy you need great discernment and relaxation.  Otherwise that bugbear nervous energy takes over.  Nervous energy  can be a manifestation of fear of failure, determination to be better than everyone else, or just plain self-consciousness.  Apart from the forced quality that nervous energy produces, its worst effect is the way it depletes your energy resource, wearing you down and using up your reserves.”

Keith Bain

In the business world a company’s performance is more dependent on sentiment than immediate performance.  The same can be said for politicians.  Their views and values are never stated with any semblance of passion unless some poll has told them to say what is popular and will get them or keep them in  power.
Nervous energy apart, how long will it be before we hear wake up voices and see people who are not repressed by doubt or uncertainty  or influenced by desire for personal power?

 

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