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Becoming an Alpha Male: Dominant Voice 101

Becoming Alpha isn’t just about how you look, it’s also about being heard – and how you’re heard. And the Alpha Male Dominant Voice is the ultimate way to command control and hold attention.

Having a dominant voice is very important to being an Alpha Male – what do people think when they hear your voice, and how it makes them feel.

How you talk, and what words you use can help you achieve:

  • Respect – Add more weight to your opinions
  • Attraction – Be more appealing to a prospective partner
  • Control – Command authority with your voice alone
  • Attention – Have them hang on your every word

All important qualities of being an alpha.

Here’s what you need to know:

#1. Talk Slow – They’ll Listen More

The first step to having an Alpha voice is to speak slower.

This is standard public speaking stuff – but incredibly vital to being an alpha.

Think about it, how would you describe a public speaker?

Probably as someone who’s charismatic, confident and the center of the room – which is exactly what we’re looking for. If you’re a fast talker, or have a hunch that you might be, you need to stop that now.

Here are the reasons why speaking like a machine gun can sap your dominance:

  • It conveys nervousness – an Alpha needs to sound confident
  • You sound excited – for maximum impact your words need to sound calm, cool and collected
  • It’s a beta move – it suggest the person you’re talking to’s time is precious, more precious than you’re own

It’s not a good look.

Simply slowing down the rate at which you speak can change your status in the following ways:

  • You talk longer than everybody else – This suggests leadership, you’re not afraid to be the center of the room
  • You’re calm and relaxed – You appear unaffected even in intense situations, it conveys power and control
  • Everyone can understand you – Your words sink into your listeners, and they have time to think them over
  • Helps influence others – Sound more confident, make your listeners trust your judgement more


How to get that slow, Alpha Male Dominant Voice that everyone listens to:

There are several steps you need to take to get that dominant voice – you’ll be glad you did.

Step #1: Use a Metronome

A good way to lower your speed of speech is to practice with a metronome. There’s a ton of free apps out there you can get to help with this, we suggest you download one.

Set it to a slow pace and try practicing speaking in time with the beat. Once you have a feel for the pace, try and replicate this new speed without the metronome.

Step #2: Pause between Thoughts

We’ve been conditioned to think the second we stop talking people will lose interested – and to fix that we use filler words like “um,” “err,” and “ahh” to bridge us between thoughts and to maintain attention.

This is the worst thing you can do.

Filler words suggest you don’t know what to say. Meaning you’re not confident in what you’re saying, and that you’re nervous.

The best thing you can do in those situations is to say nothing. This shows that you think about what you say, and that you choose your words carefully.

You’re in control and you’re prepared to take your time to share your views – because they matter.

Step #3: Test it out

Before you go using your new alpha male dominant voice with your friends and family, make sure you have it right first. Try it out with some strangers. Whether it’s a store assistant, taxi driver, or a guy at the gym, it doesn’t matter as long as you practice.

The aim is to get comfortable using the slow voice around other people.

One of the main thing you have to learn to do is control your adrenaline – especially when you’re talking to a group of people. This is what makes you talk faster and come across nervous.

Keep it together, and monitor yourself – make sure you keep it slow.

Follow these steps and people will be hanging on your every word.

#2. A Deeper Voices have Deeper Impact

There’s an old cliche that suggests the deeper your voice the more manly you are – and according to recent studies there may be some truth to it.

A deeper voice is the key if you want to get ahead in two areas: business and politics.

Here’s why:

Deeper Voices and Business

In a study conducted in 2013 by the University of California and Duke University[1], up to 800 CEOs were analysed giving speeches and had the pitches of their voice measured against their success.

The results were very interesting, with deeper voiced CEOs appearing to run much more profitable businesses.

In fact, the averages showed CEOs would have around $187,000 less than CEOs with a 25% lower, more dominant voice, and stayed in their jobs for longer.

Deeper Voices and Politics

The same has been noted numerous times when it comes to politics.

Research has shown that from 1960 to 2000, every US-presidential election has been won by the candidate with the lower voice. [2]

The same was shown in independent study[3] by psychologist David Feinberg.

Feinberg played 100 participants an audio clip from two men saying the same neutral statement – one had a low voice, one had a high voice.

He then asked participants which voice they preferred – an overwhelming majority voted for the low pitched voice.

Not only that participants said the voice was more dominant, masculine and physically formidable. The voice of a leader.lion-roar-deep-voice

How to get that Deep, Authoritative Voice:

Unfortunately if you try and force that deep Darth Vader voice you’re going to put unnecessary stress on your vocal cords, which will damage them.

You can however, make some changes to how you normally talk to get the best out of what you’re working with.

Step #1: Stop Talking through Your Nose

One of the main problems for guys who think they have a high voice is that they naturally talk out of their nose.

This gives off a high pitch whining sound that doesn’t instill confidence from your listeners.

Step #2: You should be talking from your Diaphragm.

This is a classic move that most people don’t know – breathing from the diaphragm.

Essentially talking from your stomach, rather than your chest.

Doing it properly you should be seeing your stomach move in and out as your breathe, the harder you push the fuller your voice will sound.

It seems unnatural at first, and depending on your stomach size, can be unflattering.

It also helps towards deepening your voice, and give it more of a ‘booming’ effect.

Alpha Male Dominant Voice Conclusion

Mastering the Alpha Voice is one harder lessons to learn in becoming an alpha.

This is because there’s no safe way to get that deep booming voice – you have to work with what you’re given.

But it can be done.

Talking slower is one of the first big steps you can take to achieving those masculine tones.

It makes your points clearer, and shows that you’re the calm center of conversation – you’re the one that’s in control.

The next step you want to take is to remove any ‘nasally’ sounds from your voice. It suggests that you’re whiny and uncomfortable.

You should be talking from your diaphragm.

Speaking from your stomach helps project your voice with a richer, more natural tone.

It’ll give your voice a more powerful and dominant sound and even help it go a bit deeper.

Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to being the strongest speaker in no time.

Looking to be even more Alpha?

This isn’t the first article we’ve written on becoming an Alpha.

Here’s are the current articles from our Becoming an Alpha Series:

Becoming an Alpha Male: Eye Contact 101

Or go one step further and boost your testosterone.

One of the key traits to Alpha Males is their high testosterone levels – and one of the safest natural ways to do this is with products like TestoFuel.


[1] Mayew et al, (2013). Voice pitch and the labor market success of male chief executive officers. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 243-248.

[2] Gregory and Gallagher (2002). Spectral analysis of candidates’ nonverbal vocal communication. Social Psychology Quarterly.

[3] Tigue et al. (2011). Voice pitch influences voting behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior.