Renee Grant-Williams
Renee Grant-Williams

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Nashville, TN, January 17, 2007 --( All the sex-charged advertising these days overlooks one of the sexiest of all human features – the voice. According to Renee Grant-Williams, expert voice coach to public speakers and some of the recording industry’s biggest stars, with just a little forethought and simple training, anyone can turn their voice into a powerful sex tool that can be used to tempt and tickle their Valentine’s fancy.

“When you’re in the mood for love, you may have just what it takes to kindle a little romance and not even realize it,” says Renee Grant-Williams. “With the right use of your pipes, your Sweetheart is all yours to enjoy like a big box of chocolates.”

Grant-Williams says an irresistible voice begins by controlling breathing from below the waist. She suggests following the technique she uses to teach her clients how to locate the exact spot. She has them hold one fist right below the navel. Then, exactly at the spot where the fist is, they isolate and flex only the lower abdominal muscles, squeezing out a little puff of air -- from below the waist.

“Imagine being a giant turkey baster,” says Grant-Williams. “Squeeze the air out of the bottom of the bulb. To let the air back in, picture yourself hollow below the waist. Let the lower abdominal muscles relax and loosen your jaw. Open your throat like a wide yawn and be sure to keep your throat relaxed so the air can flow in freely. Visualize a small puff of air falling directly to the spot where your fist is.”

“This will come naturally after practicing a few times,” says Grant-Williams. “Breathing from the lower body gives you a relaxed, controlled, warm sound. Shallow breathing creates tension around the neck and stiffens the vocal cords. Your pitch rises and you sound strangled and uptight – definitely not sexy.”

Grant-Williams also advises lovers and lovers-to-be to speak slower, more softly and to use slightly lower tones than normal.

“Tone of voice communicates sexual desire. For instance, a low, husky voice is what you wake up with and it suggests the bedroom,” Grant-Williams says. “A whispering voice implies intimacy. On the other hand, a whiny, chatty, motor-mouth is never sexy.”

“So, what do you have to lose? When you’re in the mood for love, try seducing your Valentine with your voice,” says Grant-Williams. “You’ll wonder why you haven’t tried this tactic sooner.”

Grant-Williams offers more advice in her book, “Voice Power: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention” published by AMACOM Books, New York. This book is endorsed by Paul Harvey and was selected by “Soundview Executive Book Summaries” as one of the best business books of 2002.

Grant-Williams coaches business executives, sales professionals and celebrities including Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Linda Ronstadt, Randy Travis and Huey Lewis. A professional speaker, she presents communication programs to business organizations and has been quoted by Cosmopolitan, the Associated Press, Business Week, United Press International, the New York Times, Newhouse News, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has appeared on numerous broadcast outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Bravo, Bloomberg, MTV, BBC and NPR. Grant-Williams is a former instructor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as well as the former director of the Division of Vocal Music at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Elaine Collins